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.
We finally found two talk show interviews with Jemima and we have added them to the site for you. “Inside the Actors Studio” is a compilation of several clips but we will continue to try and find the whole episode.
- Inside the Actors Studio (February 9, 2017)
- Late Night with Seth Meyers (March 30, 2016)
New interview by W Magazine with Jemima about her exhibition and she talks about her previous marriage. You can read the interview in the press archive.
Marriage is probably the last thing you’d expect to be the subject of a highly personal solo exhibition from an artist who’s trying to get away from being most known as a famous actress, and who’s spent the past year in the news not only because the show that put her on the map finally came to an end, but also because of the announcement that she was divorcing her husband of seven years. Yet Jemima Kirke, who’s been painting much, much longer than acting or even appearing on HBO’s Girls, is not someone to do what you’d expect; in fact, she saw the split as an opportunity to finally explore why women like herself, who otherwise often reject tradition still feel compelled to get married and get caught up in the excitement of finding and wearing a wedding dress.
New interview with Jemima by Bedford and Bowery from December 20, 2017. It brings up some very interesting subjects and we get to see more beautiful painting by Jemima.
You may know her as the free-spirited Jessa in oft-discussed HBO show Girls, but Jemima Kirke considers herself more painter than actor. Her third solo exhibition, The Ceremony, is currently on view at Lower East Side gallery Sargent’s Daughters. A series of portraits depicting both friends and fictional women in their wedding dresses, the show seeks to interrogate why women still partake in this “antiquated ceremony.” A few days after the opening, we met with Kirke at the gallery to talk marriage, the #metoo movement, and recent controversy involving her castmate Lena Dunham.
Read full interview in the press archive.
Remember that we posted about Jemima having some kind of project with Hobo Handbags a few days back? Well now we know more about it and she was interviewed by Coveteur and we get to know more about the collaboration. And even better – you can buy one of 20 handbag (or several of course) with an exclusive painting by Jemima! If you can afford it you should get one at once, I know I would!
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Jemima Kirke’s life after Girls involves a smoking nun and a minimal tolerance for acting
And no more than six hours spent in her art studio at a time.
Jemima Kirke doesn’t know how to draw hearts. Or at least not the kind of hearts we’re used to seeing. When handcrafted leather brand Hobo Bags wanted her to collaborate with them on a collection of 20 handpainted bags, they asked for hearts, and she replied with a nun holding a cigarette in between her lips, enveloped in smoke.
“I have a couple of nun ones that I did, and they’re weird. I was just sort of thinking nuns are loving and nice. You never think about nuns when we think about love,” she tells me over a staticky phone line from her studio in Red Hook, Brooklyn.
Read full interview in our press archive.