Chloe Sevigny is deliberately nasty on set

Chloe Sevigny is deliberately obnoxious when she arrives on film sets to ensure crew members don’t mess her around.The Boys Don’t Cry star admits she can be demanding, so makes sure she’s at her meanest early in a shoot to make sure her assistant…

Chloe Sevigny is deliberately obnoxious when she arrives on film sets to ensure crew members don’t mess her around.

The Boys Don’t Cry star admits she can be demanding, so makes sure she’s at her meanest early in a shoot to make sure her assistants know what they’re letting themselves in for.

“I’m usually really b**chy,” the 44-year-old told Total Film. “I think it’s better to start off mean and then turn nice, so I usually come with an attitude. I like to be challenging. I like the PAs to know that I’m not going to stand for a certain kind of f**kery.”

One thing she insists on while filming a movie is getting her own meals – as she worries she’ll have a meltdown if someone gets her food or drink order wrong.

“I have my own teacup, strainer, and loose leaf teas,” Chloe explained. “I don’t like anyone else to get me food and drinks; I have to get it myself. If they get it wrong, I’m gonna have a mini-obnoxious actress spiral.”

The actress’ latest film is biopic Lizzie, in which she plays title character Lizzie Borden, a social outcast who bonds with her maid, played by Kristen Stewart, as an escape from her domineering father and stepmother – who both come to a grisly end.

Chloe says that she found filming on location in Savannah, Georgia disconcerting – but the Twilight star helped her through.

“It was great because Kristen and I really got on, but it was a really weird shoot,” she added. “The location had a weird otherworldly feel to it. It felt very haunted.”

Lizzie, which is in cinemas around the world now, gets its U.K. release on 14 December (18).

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Kristen Stewart wore jeans under restrictive 19th century maid outfit for Lizzie

Kristen Stewart insisted on wearing her favourite denim jeans underneath her maid character’s restrictive outfits on the set of new movie Lizzie. The Twilight star, who is famous for her casual style, felt far too uncomfortable in the authentic 19th c…

Kristen Stewart insisted on wearing her favourite denim jeans underneath her maid character’s restrictive outfits on the set of new movie Lizzie.

The Twilight star, who is famous for her casual style, felt far too uncomfortable in the authentic 19th century outfits she had to don for the role of Bridget in the period piece, and so she brought a few items from home to make her feel a little more relaxed.

“Sometimes, she would wear her jeans under her dresses,” costume designer Natalie O’ Brien tells Fashionista. “I’d pass her and be like, ‘What are you doing? Noooo, this doesn’t look authentic’. She’s like, ‘I know, I’m sorry’.

“There’s even funny on set pictures that paparazzi caught of her wearing her corset and her hat and then she’s got her jeans and her Converse or Vans on the bottom.”

It was a very different story for Chloe Sevigny, who plays the title character in the film – she insisted on being bound up in corsets and authentic outfits from the 1890s so she could get into character as alleged axe murderer Lizzie Borden.

“In the morning, she would come up and be like, ‘Can I have my corset?'” O’Brien says. “I’m like, ‘You don’t have a scene for another four hours’.”

And the costumer would “personally deliver” actress Fiona Shaw’s corset every morning, because she loved dressing the Brit, who plays Borden’s stepmother in the new film.

“She is a bundle of joy,” O’Brien says, revealing she even stuck to 1890s tradition when getting the actresses ready for filming: “It goes bloomers, shoes and then the corset because they can’t lean over and put their shoes on,” she explains.

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Chloe Sevigny wore her own vintage pieces in Lizzie

Chloe Sevigny became her own costume department while making new movie Lizzie by dressing her character in her own vintage 19th-century dresses. The actress spent close to a decade bringing the latest dramatization of Lizzie Borden’s alleged 1892 axe …

Chloe Sevigny became her own costume department while making new movie Lizzie by dressing her character in her own vintage 19th-century dresses.

The actress spent close to a decade bringing the latest dramatization of Lizzie Borden’s alleged 1892 axe murders to the screen, based on a script written by her friend Bryce Kass, and she demanded authenticity from costumer Natalie O’Brien, even using her own wardrobe to achieve the perfect look as the title character.

Sevigny told O’Brien she had amassed an archive of pieces from the 19th century, and various items feature in the film.

Skeptical at first, the wardrobe mistress tells Fashionista, “She had some really beautiful items that actually really fit in the era. I was like, ‘Wow, she’s really been doing her homework for a while’.”

The decision to use her own dresses was more about authenticity than cost-cutting, with Chloe determined to make sure every scene in the movie captured the true essence of the late 1800s.

And to lend her own authenticity to the character, the actress even spent a night in the Fall River, Massachusetts murder house, which is now a museum and guest house.

O’Brien admits Chloe was a joy to work with: “It’s beautiful to speak with your actors, and be like, ‘How do you see it? How do you envision it?’ She was a huge part of telling the story.”

She also loved hunting down costumes with the leading lady, who serves as a producer on the film in addition to acting.

“We were like little warriors hunting for every kind of piece,” she explains.

The authenticity of the outfits meant extra hours for O’Brien, who constantly had to repair and maintain the blue ruffle-front dress Chloe wears in the movie.

“That was falling apart,” says O’Brien. “Everyday we would have to French seam it back together because it’s hot days in Savannah (where the movie was shot) and there’s wear and tear on everything.”

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Chloe Sevigny concerned about who will inherit her fashion treasures

Chloe Sevigny has joked she’s considering having a child just to ensure her treasured wardrobe is passed on to someone who will look after it.The Kids actress joined her Lizzie co-star Kristen Stewart for a chat recently, and when the conversation turn…

Chloe Sevigny has joked she’s considering having a child just to ensure her treasured wardrobe is passed on to someone who will look after it.

The Kids actress joined her Lizzie co-star Kristen Stewart for a chat recently, and when the conversation turned to fashion, Chloe revealed she is starting to get embarrassed by the sentimental outfits she has stashed in her collection.

“I have pieces that I wore over and over again in high school. My collection is vast and exhaustive and a little embarrassing,” Sevigny told Stewart in the WhoWhatWear interview. “Just all the pieces that I hold and think about what was happening when I was wearing them. The sense memory of that.

“I still have the shirt I wore in the movie Kids. I have the bunny ears I made for (1997 drama) Gummo. I have all kinds of weird articles from different characters I’ve played, photo shoots, events. My Oscar dress. It’s embarrassing. I better have a daughter soon or I don’t know what’s gonna happen.”

Fashion icon Chloe, who has starred in campaigns for high-profile designers such as Louis Vuitton, Proenza Schouler and Vivienne Westwood, has often been considered a rebel with her outfit choices, and she believes her taste contributed to shaping her career.

“Everyone was like, ‘You have to be more approachable. Hollywood thinks you’re too weird. You’re never going to get any parts’,” she recalled. “Meanwhile, I was like, ‘Johnny Depp gets to be weird!’ But it didn’t work for me.”

Kristen then jumped in and said, “That’s why everyone else thinks you’re so cool, though.”

“Well, now that’s acceptable,” Sevigny responded. “Now ‘weird’ is a brand. But before, it wasn’t. Before, you were telling Hollywood you didn’t want to be a part of it.”

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