February 12, 1pm
Greta Gerwig Barnard ’06 (Greenberg, upcoming Arthur) discusses her career, her ambitions, navigating between the Indie world and Hollywood and her style as an actor, director and writer with Vanity Fair Contributing Editor, Leslie Bennetts.
Greta Gerwig’s breakthrough role was this year’s performance in Greenberg, a feature film co-starring Ben Stiller, written and directed by Noah Baumbach for which she was nominated for an Indie Spirit Award as Best Female Lead. She also appears in the new movie, No Strings Attached with Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher and will soon be seen in the remake of Arthur with Russell Brand and Helen Mirren.
“Either she’s a total natural – most likely – or she has the most invisible technique of any modern actor.”
“Ms. Gerwig, . . . may well be the definitive screen actress of her generation, a judgment I offer with all sincerity and a measure of ambivalence. She seems to be embarked on a project, however piecemeal and modestly scaled, of redefining just what it is we talk about when we talk about acting.”
–– A.O. Scott, the New York Times