Feminine, important, cool: an interview with Chloë Sevigny

Hamburg/New YorkShe was there long before the letters LBGTQ existed. Chloë Sevigny became an icon of independent cinema when she fell in love with a male trans woman in Boys Don’t Cry in 1999 and was then nominated for an Oscar. For a long time she had the reputation of being “the coolest girl in the world”: As a teenager she belonged to a group of skater kids in New York around Washington Square, worked as an editorial assistant for a fashion magazine, became a model and made her acting debut in 1995. After her breakthrough, the It Girl shot with Jim Jarmusch, Olivier Assayas and Lars von Trier. Now the celebrated director Luca Guadagnino has brought her in front of the camera for his series “We Are Who We Are” (Amazon Prime and from March 7th on Starzplay). In it, La Sevigny plays an army commander who loves a woman and moves to a US military base in Italy with her son, who is in adolescence. The role as a mother was not only unfamiliar to her on screen.

Chloë, did this series role contribute to your decision to become a mother in real life too?

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