Greta Gerwig Discusses Her New Film, 'Mistress America'

The actress plays a lonely college freshman whose life is turned upside down by her glamorous step-sister to be.
3:11 | 08/12/15

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I'm here with the multitalented actress Greta Gerwig, she stars in the new film "Mistress America." Take a look. Tracey. Welcome to the great white way. ? Times square is so crazy. Isn't it? I don't know anyone who lives here. Yours truly. Anyone who lives in New York maybe it's not so cool to live here, it's great to be here and have you here in times square. It's appropriate we're right here. Tell me about Brooke. Brooke is really funny and informative and big and crazy. She's kind of like a magical character. She's like, the 18 yeer-year-old girl. It's about the bond between these two women. On-screen relationship as you said, is usually left to just men That's true. As a woman, you're deciding between a guy and another guy or servicing a guy's story. We like telling these stories about ladies and what they're doing. It's fantastic. It's inspired by some of those comedies we remember from the 1980s, like desperately seeking Susan, after hours. What did you want to bring to the big screen? We wanted that feeling of the uptown squareuppie who's dragged into the underworld of a possibly dangerous woman. What happened to that woman in movies? We thought it would do it with two girls. Lot of laughs and a lot of heart It's funny and it also hopes, I hopes it makes people laugh and cry. Something interesting about you, you're not on social media. It's all about girl power for you. Yes, it's true. For me, I feel like there's such an inundation, what is she wearing? And I don't like this. Why did she say that? I don't need to read it. I think it's awesome. I just feel like there's so much negative that I stay away. I love hearing that. That's really incredible. By the way speaking of incredible, you're featured in the September issue of "Glamour" magazine. You can see how fashionable you are. You share some of your dos and don'ts with the magazine. I like this, celebrate every chance you get. I'm so lucky to do what I do. I feel there are so many times they treat it like a business. Man, if there are some speakers and a bar, let's start a dance party right now. You have a lot to celebrate. Greta, thank you so much. It's great movie. "Mistress America." Go see it.

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