"The part of Abbie was just enough beyond me so that I was always chasing it, out of breath and thrilled. I wasn’t sure if I was any good, which made me feel very alive, which is how I think one should feel making something always, whether as an actor or a director or a songwriter, though I don’t know because I’ve never written a song. Mike’s process of filmmaking invited us all to live in that space of not-quite-certainty. His films are so clearly from him and part of him and his distinct voice, but he continually gives it to his collaborators for them to own and reshape. I don’t know what the inverse of a dictatorship is, but Mike directs like that..."
-- That's just a small passage from the essay that Actress turned Director Greta Gerwig penned for the gorgeous hardcover book that A24 announced last week for Mike Mills' 2016 masterpiece 20th Century Women; the entire essay has been posted on Nylon's website, read it here (thx Mac), for those of us who don't have the sixty bucks to drop on the book (god I wish I did though). Still can't believe that's the last time Greta acted -- five whole years! But we don't have long to wait for her to act again -- just this week she's been spotted alongside Adam Driver shooting Noah Baumbach's adaptation of Don Delillo's book White Noise! Here's a grainy photo:
Some more Golden Timmy sightings in Cannes pic.twitter.com/hJjshnlUFB— Jason Adams (@JAMNPP) July 12, 2021