レナ・ダナム is opening up about an early audition that did not end well for the young actress.
NS 女の子 alum said she went out for a role in Marshall’s Riding in Cars with Boys 歳の時に 12 and when asked to introduce herself, her response apparently did not sit well with the acclaimed filmmaker.
“I understand why I didn’t get the role,” Dunham admitted. “Because she asked all the young actors to say our name, our height, where we were from, and smile…そして私は言った, ‘I’m Lena, I’m from New York, and I don’t smile on command.’ And Penny Marshall said, ‘It’s called acting, honey.'”
Looking back on that experience, Dunham said Marshall — who で死亡しました 2018 — was “右。”
“Would you hire an actor who is like ‘I’m sorry, I can’t smile on command’?,” ダナム, who’s also now a director, 言った.
彼女は続けた, “The thing is, I’m with Penny on this one. I remember going home and knowing that I had ‘screwed the pooch’ いわば, and my mother says that I lay in bed for like a week and moaned ‘my career is over.'”
Despite the outcome of the audition, Dunham told hosts Cagle and Julia Cunningham that meeting Marshall was “とても大きい” after explaining that the movie she has seen the most times is Marshall’s 独自のリーグ. The actress remembered even “getting in trouble” after watching a rented tape so many times that it “broke.”
When speaking to PEOPLE at the Los Angeles premiere of her latest film, シャープスティック, 先週, Dunham said she was “わくわく” to be debuting the movie, her first time directing a feature since 2010’s 小さな家具.
“We didn’t get to go to Sundance because it was all virtual,” 彼女は言いました. “So this is my first time seeing it in the theater, this is my first time seeing it with my friends, first time seeing it with the cast.”
“So I’m just thrilled,” Dunham adds. “It feels like a very relaxed atmosphere in which to do it.”