Chanel is a brand that is so inspiring.
– Gia Coppola
I enjoy fashion photography and textiles, that whole aspect of it. As more of an art form, I like Proenza Schouler. Those guys are really cool because they seem to have an interesting approach to it all.
The teenage years are such a great subject because everything is heightened and on the surface, and it deals with universal emotions that we face even as we get older.
Visually, I love the setting of suburbia.
I guess I knew my dad was into photography, so a part of me was interested in picking it up to understand him a little better.
Being a little naive can work to your advantage.
Costumes say a lot about a character. When it came to ‘Palo Alto,’ it was important for me that the kids didn’t look perfect. In most teen movies today, all of the clothes are expensive. I remember wearing a lot of dirty vintage clothes.
Now that I’m older, I have a much better appreciation of nature, and I love being alone.
I watched a lot of movies about teenagers, including ‘The Last Picture Show,’ ‘American Graffiti,’ ‘Rumblefish.’ It’s one of my favorite genres.
Usually when I get nervous and don’t know how to prepare for something, I just don’t do anything at all, which is not necessarily the best idea.
I always knew my mom was a good actress.
I wanted to be a bartender for a bit.
It’s hard not to be impressed by my older relatives.
I knew I wanted to be creative but didn’t know how.
Working with a great actor is really educational.
I went to a private school, and I struggled academically. It was really disheartening to always be considered bad at that.
Movies are a collaboration, I feel, so I didn’t think of myself as an authoritative figure as much.
I studied photography at Bard, but I just felt tired of it. Someone asked me to be in a video but didn’t want to be in it, so they told me to make my own, and that seemed more fun to me.