“They made a great effort to strike a balance between time for us and time for their work, and I really appreciate, now, the example that my mum in particular set.”. episode!

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© 2018 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved. Kazan resisted writing for a long time. “She’s very kind,” she says. I was always slim. How do I vote in my state in the 2020 election? It didn’t start out with me thinking, ‘Maybe I’ll lose five pounds so I can be more attractive.’ I think, for most people, it doesn’t start that way.”, Having been through it and come out the other side, Kazan says she has developed a certain immunity to the pressures of being a woman on-screen.
Please. Paul is a very emotional person. As a child, this didn’t look to Kazan like much of a life. God forbid you actually have a skill at the end of it.”, Her parents hadn’t been thrilled when she announced a desire to become an actor, and after reading her article, I assumed it was because of the eating disorder. She takes inspiration from other women she’s worked with. Sitemap We have our union, but no one ever resorts to that, because you don’t want to get a reputation for being difficult. about working with the Coen Brothers and Paul speaks about working "The two of us know each other's tastes so well, it's like encyclopedias in our heads," Kazan explains. I don’t weigh myself, we don’t have scales in the house. He'd say, 'It's a joke!' Paul Dano is best known for … Zoe Kazan is no stranger to Hollywood: her parents, boyfriend and late grandfather Elia all found fame in the industry. Ruby Sparks is about a fictional woman come to life, a female-led version of all those male fantasy movies such as Weird Science; Kazan exposes the limitations of that fantasy (Dano plays a novelist whose heroine, played by Kazan, steps full-blooded into his life, whereupon he discovers that to exert total control over another human is less of a gift than a nightmare). Living with Dano for 10 years has made her keenly aware of the experience gap between male and female actors.

(2010), Meek's Cutoff (2010), Ruby Sparks (2012), and What If (2013). I don’t want to erase the deep privilege of being white and upper middle class and having parents who had time to read to me; a whole host of things that “normal” is not a useful word for. You know, be flirty with a director or a producer. To her bemusement, she is sometimes referred to as “Hollywood royalty”, on account of her famous grandfather, the late Hollywood director Elia Kazan, and also nudges into the demographic of celebrity couple: Paul Dano, Kazan’s boyfriend of 10 years, is the more recognisable of the pair, but neither has been of any interest to the tabloids, Kazan says, until last year, when Dano appeared as Pierre in the BBC’s War And Peace. stage and for film. This story first appeared in a November stand-alone issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. “Like, I had a producer ask me on set once if I spat or swallowed. He’d say, ‘Oh, it’s a joke, ha ha.’ But he was also paying my cheque and then watching me from the monitor as I made out with another actor – so when he tells me I look good, it feels different.

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I think if I was with a woman and she was also an actor, it would be much harder for me not to feel that our careers were in juxtaposition.”, Last year, Kazan was cast at the last minute in a pilot directed by Lena Dunham, which ended up not being made. © 2020 The Hollywood Reporter I was in my mid-20s at the time. Thus began a three-year, off-and-on project wherein the two would take turns working on the screenplay, passing it back and forth in between acting gigs, never really working on it together because of their different schedules and general logistics.
", She would do rewrites from New York and send them to the set in Oklahoma while Dano was busy "putting out three fires a day." "We never wrote together because that was not sustainable," he explained. Still, she says, “It looked really lonely. The Hollywood Reporter, LLC is a subsidiary of Prometheus Global Media, LLC. And Kazan is in the Coen brothers’ movie “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs,” now on the festival circuit. We had the opportunity to ask Paul many questions on his wonderful What happens if the president doesn't accept the election results? Mum!’ I was so angry she wouldn’t come out. Text us for exclusive photos and videos, royal news, and way more. And Paul was like, 'It's perfectly clear!' Followup questions can be posted in the forums at www.rogerdeakins.com. The couple, via their representatives, declined to … That was the impetus for me to talk about it publicly – I saw myself being tagged on Instagram as a ‘thinspiration’ and that made me really sad.”, How did she leave her eating disorder behind? I don’t see the girl I see in our apartment. I’m not interested in it. I mean, he’s also a boy’s boy, really into sports, and people can be surprised by how bro-y he is. an essay for the New York Times about the eating disorder she suffered in her late teens, received a lifetime achievement award at the Oscars. director. Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP/REX/Shutterstock. McConnell: Senate to vote next week on GOP COVID-19 relief bill, U.S. sees over 69,000 new virus cases – most in a single day since July, Trump rallies in Wisconsin after state reports record-high COVID cases, New Zealand's Jacinda Ardern wins second term in landslide, Federal government to execute first woman since 1953, Suspect in teacher's beheading in France was Chechen teen, Michigan bans guns at polling places on Election Day, "Big pile" of eels dumped at lake in Brooklyn park, Shark Lab tags record number of sharks off Southern Calif. coast, Battleground Tracker: Latest polls, state of the race and more, 5 things to know about CBS News' 2020 Battleground Tracker, CBS News coverage of voting rights issues. I mean. “I think a famous parent is really different from a famous grandparent. Hmmm.” There is a long pause. She portrayed Emily Gar… At work. Privacy |

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Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. “My parents are both East Coast transplants to LA, but I grew up feeling I was descended from the pioneers. Kazan’s transparency is, perhaps, partly down to the fact that she is a writer, too: in 2012, she wrote the movie Ruby Sparks, which Dano co-starred in; she has also written several plays, the most recent of which is After The Blast, set in the wake of an environmental disaster, to be staged at Lincoln Center in New York later this year. "But I also got hung up on little things, like it not being the right format.

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To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe. It’s the sense that your sexuality is somehow baked into this situation. It took a while for her parents to become successful. But it wasn’t that, she says. And yet, nine times out of 10 [in a role], I have to cry, and he rarely has to cry. Terms of Use “Of all the California myths, that’s the one I reach for.” It is, she admits, somewhat bogus of her to identify with Didion this way. Kazan has become very good at knowing how to protect herself. Without much discussion, that process became the norm, something that they both enjoyed and which allowed them to each, as Paul says, "be our own writers in those moments, which I think is nice." Both are actors and writers and Paul has also directed.

I’ve never had to think about paparazzi.

And he’s never had to deal with that once.”, Sometimes, Kazan says, the harassment is so subtle, it’s hard to articulate.