Beanie Feldstein felt ‘daunted’ by How to Build a Girl

Beanie Feldstein felt “daunted” by her new movie How to Build a Girl because it was the first time she had led a project on her own.The 26-year-old found fame and won critical acclaim with her supporting or co-lead roles in films such as Lady Bird and …

Beanie Feldstein felt “daunted” by her new movie How to Build a Girl because it was the first time she had led a project on her own.

The 26-year-old found fame and won critical acclaim with her supporting or co-lead roles in films such as Lady Bird and Booksmart, but with How to Build a Girl, she leads the film entirely on her own.

In an interview with Teen Vogue, Beanie admitted she was apprehensive about the prospect of the being the solo lead and made sure she treated the crew well.

“How to Build a Girl was the first time I had ever led a film by myself. I was so daunted by it and so intimidated,” she shared. “And I remember saying to my mom on the phone from London, ‘You know what? I don’t know if I’m a good actor, I don’t know if the crew will remember me as a good actor or if they think I am, but I don’t care.’ What I care about is them saying, ‘Oh, Beanie Feldstein she was really kind, she was really respectful.’ And that really genuinely is more important to me than people saying, she was so talented but she was rude.”

In the British coming-of-age flick, based on journalist Caitlin Moran’s semi-autobiographical novel of the same name, Beanie plays Johanna Morrigan, a teenager living in Wolverhampton, England, who becomes a writer for a music magazine.

She eventually gets her own column with an editor, played by Emma Thompson, and the American star was thrilled to work alongside the Harry Potter actress.

“To get to work with Emma Thompson is like, I still can’t believe it happened,” she gushed. “She arrived wearing dungarees and brought chocolate for the entire crew. I was like, ‘Oh, so she’s a magic person. She is from Hogwarts.'”

How to Build a Girl, also starring Chris O’Dowd and Alfie Allen, was released digitally in the U.S. earlier this month.

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Rebel Wilson wows in red at Jojo Rabbit premiere

Rebel Wilson pulled out all the stops for the premiere of Jojo Rabbit on Tuesday night.The Australian actress looked very glamorous as she walked the red carpet to promote Taika Waititi’s new movie at Post 43 in Los Angeles, ensuring to pose for photog…

Rebel Wilson pulled out all the stops for the premiere of Jojo Rabbit on Tuesday night.

The Australian actress looked very glamorous as she walked the red carpet to promote Taika Waititi’s new movie at Post 43 in Los Angeles, ensuring to pose for photographers in her custom Badgley Mischka gown.

Featuring silver beading and an off-the-shoulder neckline, Rebel’s crimson ensemble was matched with a Bienen Davis purse, while her blonde locks were styled into Old Hollywood-inspired waves.

“Getting ready for the JOJO RABBIT premiere in Hollywood tonight x Dress is custom @badgleymischka. Styled by the one and only @elizabethstewart1,” she posted on Instagram before the event.

In the satirical black comedy, Rebel portrays Fraulein Rahm, a brutish instructor in the Hitler Youth camp.

The film, which is set during World War II, follows a lonely German boy named Jojo ‘Rabbit’ Betzler (Roman Griffin Davis), who has his world turned upside down when he discovers that his single mother Rosie (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a young Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their attic.

Scarlett opted for a pink Miu Miu two-piece ensemble for the night, while Thomasin sported a lemongrass yellow gown from Jason Wu Collection and New Zealand-based filmmaker Taika wore a suit from Etro.

Other stars from the film in attendance included Sam Rockwell, Alfie Allen, and Stephen Merchant, while celebrities who showed their support for the project included Patton Oswalt, Minnie Driver, Blanca Blanco, and Aubrey Plaza.

Jojo Rabbit hits cinemas from 18 October.

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