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Jemima interviewed by Playboy

Jemima interviewed by Playboy

A new interesting interview by Playboy magazine was published on September 21st, in which Jemima talks about the risk of being typecast and the new series Maniac.

They also released one more photo from Maniac so that one can be found in the gallery and you can read full interview in the press archive!

If you happened to stroll by Jemima Kirke’s Brooklyn stoop sale in April, one of the items in particular might have caught your eye. Among the piles of vintage clothing and the other knickknacks one typically finds at these de-sheddings, was a stack of unopened copies of Girls DVDs, the show she starred on for six seasons. “People were actually buying them, and nobody realized I was the one selling them,” Kirke tells Playboy. Now, maybe she was just doing some spring-cleaning—because stars, they’re just like us—or maybe it was something more.

Throughout her half-decade run as Jessa Johansson—the deeply flawed but oddly likable millennial on HBO’s Emmy-winning coming-of-age series—the London-born, New York-based actress tried her best to extract herself from her polarizing on-screen persona. “I have had moments like Jessa, for sure,” she told Huffington Post in 2012. “I keep saying this—I just can’t stress this enough—this is an impression for me, in many ways. I know acting is not impersonating, but I’m good with impressions.”

That Kirke tried to make that distinction early on should come as no surprise. If Girls was a window into the no-strings-attached hookup culture of twentysomething New York City, then Jessa was its poster child. But when Kirke agreed to be in her friend Lena Dunham’s pilot in 2011, she was a married 24-year-old who had just given birth to her first daughter. Her days as a rebellious, hard-partying New York scenester—she first went to rehab when she was 19—were firmly behind her.

Source: Source: Playboy (US)
Gallery Link: Gallery link: Maniac - Episode Stills

Jemima’s Top Ten Books

Jemima’s Top Ten Books

Jemima created a list of her top ten books together with One Grand Books, you can also view the full article in the press archive. Haven’t read all of these so will grab them as soon as possible! 🙂

British-American Jemima Kirke can thank Saint Ann’s School in New York for setting a solid foundation for her life, both as an actress and as an artist. It’s where she became close friends with Lena Dunham, later acting in Dunham’s debut film Tiny Furniture, and going on to star in her best-known role as Jessa Johansson in Dunham’s Girls. Saint Ann’s also encouraged Kirke’s love of painting, and Sargent’s Daughters, a Lower East Side gallery, hosted Kirke’s “The Ceremony” — painted portraits of brides (made-up or real) and divorcées in their wedding gowns, late last year.

Below are Jemima Kirke’s favorite books, available to purchase individually or as a set.

Source: Source: One Grand Books (US)

Photoshoot by ‘Anthem Magazine’

Photoshoot by ‘Anthem Magazine’

Anthem Magazine took two wonderful photos of Jemima and they can be viewed in the gallery!

Tribeca Film Festival Selects

The 17th edition of Gotham’s annual film mecca is now in the books. Step inside for our collection of exclusive portraits!

And that’s a wrap!

The Tribeca Film Festival went as quickly as it came, but not without first putting its stamp on the movies to come in 2018. Robert De Niro and Co. has long cast a spotlight on New York-focused narrative features and documentaries, as well as foreign pictures—a calvelcade of up-and-coming talent set alongside Hollywood’s most A-list. Since 2002, growing from its humble post-9/11 beginnings into an annual powerhouse, the festival has carved out an impressive niche for itself.

In its 17th year, New York City’s filmic rite of spring kicked off on April 18 with Lisa Dapolito’s Love, Gilda, a documentary tribute to a true original and one of late-night comedy’s all-time greats, Gilda Radner. On April 28, the closing night gala screened another New York story: the first episode of Liz Garbus’s four-part Showtime documentary series The Fourth Estate, which chronicles a year inside The New York Times while it covers the first year of the Trump presidency.

Looking over the list of films at Tribeca is always daunting. When the categories are seemingly endless and with so much on offer, the festival can leave the average moviegoer lost for guidance. Plot summaries aren’t much use, given that there often appears to be two films for every kind of premise. So the only way to discover good movies is to simply watch them, which requires long hours, an unflagging optimism that the next film might be leading the pack and, importantly, a colossal stubborn streak. Anthem has yet to best its 2011 record of seeing 60-plus films at Tribeca. Is this being thorough or just downright insane? You decide. We don’t wish that upon anyone.

Now be sure to scroll back up to the top and swipe through the gallery to get a full rundown of our carefully curated list of featured talent at Tribeca this year—captured by photographer Reto Sterchi exclusively for Anthem—which includes Noomi Rapace, Boyd Holbrook, Nicola Peltz, Eliza Dushku, Alessandro Nivola, Anders Danielsen Lie, Kate Micucci, Molly Ringwald, Kareem “Biggs” Burke, Rosemarie DeWitt, Alex Pettyfer, Jemima Kirke, Laia Costa, and many more!

Source: Source: Anthem Magazine (US)
Gallery Link: Gallery link: Photoshoots from 2018 - Anthem Magazine (US)

New interview with Jemima and Lola by W Magazine

New interview with Jemima and Lola by W Magazine

Jemima and her sister Lola Kirke who stars in Untogether together was interviewed by W Magazine, read the full interview in our press archive and view a lovely new photoshoot taken at the Roxy Hotel in New York.

Lola Kirke has just emerged from 10 days’ vocal rest. “I have a hemorrhage on my vocal cords,” she told me recently. “From screaming at me,” explained her sister, Jemima Kirke. It was a late spring morning, and the two sibling actors sat side by side in a vacant hotel room in downtown Manhattan; later that evening, their new film Untogether, writer-director Emma Forrest’s narrative feature debut, was slated to premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival.

“From screaming at Jemima in a scene, but maybe it’s possible that 27 years of rage were coming out,” Lola went on. “Twenty-six, at the time,” her sister corrected.

“This was the best part about it though,” Jemima continued, before Lola cut her off. “The scene got cut.” Jemima corrected her again: “That’s the second-best part,” she said. (They have the distinctly sibling tendency of annotating each other’s stories in real time.) “The first-best part is that you wanted another take, but they kept wanting to move on, right?” Due to the time and budget constraints of making an independent film, there weren’t the resources to do the scene again. “She’s like, ‘Well, maybe if you showed up on time, we would have time for another take,’” Jemima recalled. “I was like, ‘Give the bitch another take.’” And they did—and that’s when Lola burst the blood vessel, after the first take and before the scene was cut entirely. (“You’re Adele!” Jemima remarked.)

“Which goes to show that anger only ever hurts you,” Lola said, affecting the sing-song tone of an after-school special. “So good! So good.”

Source: Source: W Magazine (US)
Gallery Link: Gallery link: Photoshoots from 2018 - W (US)

New interview by “W Magazine”

New interview by “W Magazine”

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.

Source: Source: W Magazine (US)
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