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.”
Jemima has done it again! She has directed yet another music video and it’s for our favorite Alex Cameron’s song Studmuffin96. No words needed, just watch it.
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.