Gerwig like Sevigny, says director

Greta Gerwig stars as Violet in Damsels In Distress // Greta Gerwig stars as Violet in Damsels In Distress
Greta Gerwig stars as Violet in Damsels In Distress
Greta Gerwig is as "brilliant" as Chloe Sevigny, director Whit Stillman has said.
Greta Gerwig is as "brilliant" as Chloe Sevigny, director Whit Stillman has said.
The 60-year-old filmmaker, who directed Chloe in The Last Days Of Disco, got to work with Greta on Damsels In Distress, and said he saw similar qualities in both actresses, who are nine years apart.
"It was uncanny and I think with our preferences in hair and make-up we made them look even more alike," he said.
"I like them both, I feel very close to both of them and they are both brilliant actresses who create characters who sort of live on the screen. Both Chloe and Greta have a quality where they exist on screen in an interesting way."
Damsels In Distress marks Whit's directorial return after a 13-year break, and he admitted he had no idea about his cast, which also included The OC's Adam Brody.
"I didn't really know anyone in the cast before we started. I didn't know anything about them because I'd been living in Europe for 10 years," he explained.
Whit joked that he became Adam's bodyguard: "When we went to the Venice Film Festival, where Damsels In Distress was shown on the closing night, Adam was mobbed with female fans.
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