Good Morning America: Indie It Girl Greta Gerwig
29-year-old Greta Gerwig has been called the “Indie It Girl” for her cinematic work. “It’s a pretty awesome thing to be while it lasts. I’m just trying not to hold on to it because I know eventually I’ll be the ‘Not It Girl,’ so I’m trying to be cool with it as it’s going.” In the last year, Greta starred in Lola Versus and was in Woody Allen’s To Rome With Love. She also played a role in a more mainstream movie, No Strings Attached, with Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman. She is now starring in a movie she also wrote and produced, called Frances Ha, premiering in New York and Los Angeles on Friday.
Good Morning America: Greta Gerwig Frances Ha Review
Greta Gerwig’s Frances Ha is about a young woman struggling with her best friend, her career as a dancer and growing up. Greta described it as a “love story about friendship.” She said she pulled a lot of the material for the screenplay from her own life.
“At 29, you go through a transition with your friends where you realize you’re not all going to live in a house together,” she said. She uses this realization about friendships growing up and growing apart as a key component in the film.
GMA: Frances Ha Filming In New York
She said the film is a tribute to things she loves, including New York City, where she lives and where the film is set. She decided to film the movie in black and white to give it a grand, cinematic and romantic feel.
She wanted to portray that her character was living in a beautiful world that she didn’t even know she was living in. Although the film has a darker tone of struggle, Greta said that it is a funny film and she hopes her film makes people happy.