Found one more interview with Jemima from when she was promoting Wild Honey Pie! at the SXSW Film Festival. This time it’s by Cultured Vultures and you can read it in our press archive.
Girls alumnus Jemima Kirke sat down with Cultured Vultures to discuss her new film, Wild Honey Pie, premiering at the 2018 SXSW Film Festival.
Thanks for joining us today. Your new film, Wild Honey Pie, premiered at SXSW. How much of a thrill is it to premiere the film at the festival?
I like SXSW. I’ve been here once before when I did Tiny Furniture so it’s kind of nice to come back.
So has the experience been fun?
Yeah. I’m only here for 24 hours.
So you don’t get to take in the full festival experience?
No, I only went to the premiere and stayed out late last night. I’m going home in a few hours.
After playing Jessa Johansson for six seasons, how different was it to play Gillian Walker in Wild Honey Pie and what was it that attracted you to Jamie Adams’ script?
It was completely different to play Gillian. It was much harder, actually. We have to flesh out a person in an hour and a half and change. In Girls, Jessa is revealed over the course of six seasons and because of that, you could take time in an episode just being sort of on the nose that are funny or say things that are so very Jessa — be a caricature of myself. I could that a lot. On this, it was more human I suppose.
Jemima has signed up with Everlane and is featured in their new underwear campaign. She will appear in both TV ads and printed ads/posters and this is company’s first underwear line and they are trying to share a body positive image and has chosen not to retouch any of the models photos.
Back in 2013, we began discussing how lingerie startups are changing the way we shop for bras and underwear. And in those five-plus years, these so-called “disruptors” — including (but definitely not limited to) True & Co., Lively, MeUndies, Negative Underwear and Land of Women — have been giving larger, multi-category retailers a run for their money, to the extent that many have begun offering intimates of their own. Madewell debuted its cute, cozy line of underwear last February, only to be followed by big-sister brand J.Crew just last month. With similar, no-fuss aesthetics now taking over across the board, brands are clearly latching onto a market that’s moving away from lacy lingerie and, instead, in the direction of simple, inexpensive underwear.
Everlane is the latest direct-to-consumer brand to get in on the action. The ethical retailer announced on Wednesday that on March 26, it’s set to launch its first-ever underwear range, two years and 40 prototypes in the making.
We haven’t been able to find that many photos from the premiere of Wild Honey Pie! at the SXSW Film Festival on March 13 but here are some for you to view!
New interview with Jemima by the online magazine/news site The Daily Beast from March 16, 2018 with her promoting Wild Honey Pie!. You can read the full interview in our press archive as usual and Jemima was photographed for the interview and you can view the photo in the gallery.
Jemima Kirke’s Growing Pains After ‘Girls’: On Marriage, Divorce, and Art in the Trump Era
The actress best known for her work on the HBO culture bomb describes how she learned to stop resenting ‘Girls,’ and her whirlwind performance in a new film, ‘Wild Honey Pie.’
In Wild Honey Pie!, which premiered at the South By Southwest Festival this week, Jemima Kirke stars as one half of an eccentric married couple attempting to pull off a “Shakespeare by the Sea” festival.
Shifting between comedy and tragedy, writer and director Jamie Adams’ exploration of art and monogamy benefits tremendously from Kirke’s memorable performance. As Gillian, Kirke sets a series of fires, breathing endless oxygen into her worst ideas and impulses. She cheats on her husband, kisses a potential employer, curses out her mother-in-law and frets constantly over her less-than-profitable playwriting career. As Gillian stumbles into new lows, Kirke infuses her character with so much genuine feeling that no one—not her husband nor the audience—can hold any of it against her. It’s an ugly, frantic, funny, challenging role, one in which Kirke appears to have lost herself completely.
Here is new photos from Untogether, both from behind the scenes and production stills. We are so excited over this upcoming movie and it looks amazing! It will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 23. The festival is in New York so if you are able to, you should attend! 🙂