The actor talks about the fight for equal pay, sympathizes with Britney Spears, fond memories of Chadwick Boseman â ???? and her frustration with tabloid headlines overshadowed her work
Maybe no excuse for being late in the Zoom era, but to loosen up Sienna Miller The 39-year-old has just appeared on This Morning, where she fought valiantly to direct her new movie Wander Darkly, in which she is a woman who may or may not have survived a car accident (“It’s really hard to describe!” Then she ran to the bathroom to scrape off all the TV-friendly makeup. Now here she is in her bedroom, with her fresh, non-shiny face, framed by light blonde curls “Like a normal person again” she says cheerfully yes, exactly
Take Her Current Lockdown Habits Between homeschooling Marlowe, her eight-year-old daughter with former partner Tom Sturridge, and filming a six-part Netflix thriller, Anatomy of a Scandal, she watched the documentary Framing Britney Spears She Identifies With the public suffering of this beleaguered star. She even recognizes the faces of individual paparazzi who once followed and molested her
??????????????????????????????????????????????? ???????? she says in disbelief I was definitely a victim of it, and I couldn’t handle it I don’t know how anyone could. It was an attack. And I think the reaction of many women undergoing such testing at the time was to her just a little bit to lose you are in a constant state of fear you live that existence of a video game and you are relentlessly chased when watching the documentary I could really relate to those moments when it breaks because it is unmanageable It’s aggressive and terrifying and you lose control that’s their intentâ ????
Miller could always have adjusted her own behavior I could not have gone out Or not worn what I wanted I could have changed my life somehow a ???? She smiles knowing I took them all to court insteadâ ????
In 2008, she successfully sued multiple tabloids and used human rights law to protect her privacyReceived £ 000 in damages from News of the World that hacked their voicemail. Her preparation included “sitting at the table with attorneys and attorneys facing the ugliness, particularly Murdoch and the News of the World” Files of emails revealed Miller exactly as she was viewed by reporters in the paper The gross way they talked about me, journalist to journalist The lack of consideration that this was a humanâ ????
Standing up for yourself is in her nature, she says.If someone takes me back to a corner, I’ll fight my way out.I was young and was scrutinized at a moment when tabloid culture was destructive I wanted not it, I fought it legally and I wonâ ????
In all the extracurricular excitement that surrounded her, it was sometimes easy to forget that she is an actress, and an extraordinary one at that: no frills, organic, authentic. Your “party girl” years have cast an unfairly long shadow, as well like her previous status as a fashion icon I confess to Miller that I never realized boho chic Ugg boots, disc belts, peasant tops â ???? was all due to her “You probably have ugg boots, disc belts and peasant tops in your closet without knowing why” she laughs and you’re welcome ???? She is still being stopped by strangers who are more familiar with her wardrobe than her work. “They say,” I love your style! “And I think,” What about my films? ”
What about you? Miller can bring the smallest parts to life, like the women in Foxcatcher, American Sniper, and The Lost City of Z, or she can make entire films like she did when she played two real women who were maligned by their mentors: you was Edie Sedgwick, opposite Guy Pearce as Andy Warhol, in Factory Girl; then Tippi Hedren, under the eye of Toby Jones as Hitchcock, in the BBC drama The Girl “I Think My Achievement Was Appreciated” She says of Factory Girl, “But the noise of everything else was louder”It was like,” She may not be good and do all these other things”â ????
Wander Darkly, her new image, really gets her thru the wringer.It’s mostly made up of Miller and Diego Luna as her partner, looking back on their relationship from some kind of limbo or purgatory, commenting on their different memories of the same events, and dream images outweigh one or both of them can be dead Who knows? Without Miller, who provides the necessary emotional fiber, everything would be terribly nebulous and New Age-y
Nobody is more surprised than they that it turned out well, it felt really clunky to do, and it took a lot of convincing the director to reassure us that this wasn’t an absolute disaster, I felt lost which Served the state of mind of my character I was hoping for a miracle in the editingâ ????
Wonderful would be an exaggeration, but the film is certainly arresting past and present become indivisible; In one scene, water at Miller’s feet turns into an ocean Outside was a crew member with a hose spraying the water into the garage. I was barefoot and the director said, “This will turn into the sea”a ???? And I just looked at this man with a hose and said to myself,” With the budget we have, there is no way this is going to work”a ???? It took so much confidence and I wavered I should have relaxed more”
What was the problem? I think I was easily angry because I had to give so much emotionally. I thought, “Oh God, what if I do all of this and it’s just a man with a hose in front of a garage?” ??? She says now that it was all worth it. I like the silence of the film and how inside it is as a meditation on grief I don’t know how many films stay in this room for so longâ ????
She has spoken loudly about the need for gender equality So does she know what her co-star paid for? “I can tell you that Diego and I basically have nothing” she grins With an independent film you don’t do that for the paycheck ???? Studios are a different story â € œIf a studio is involved and it’s a demanding schedule and you know you are going to lean heavily on the press tour, then I believe women should be compensated more than they have been in the past never really committed myself to it before because I was always so damn grateful to be able to workâ ????
What has changed? It really starts with the individual understanding his or her own worth, which I am struggling with a ???? Her confidence was boosted by the behavior of the late Chadwick Boseman, her co-star in the 2019 thriller 21 Bridges, when Boseman, who was also the producer of the film, learned that the studio wouldn’t pay what Miller asked, he hired “His act of generosity was incredibly confirming.” She says It was a total anomaly in Hollywood for someone to act like this. But it was also very true who the man wasâ ????
Several years earlier, she had declined what would have been her return to Broadway (she had played Sally Bowles in cabaret there in 2015) because of such an argument that the play in question was an equal two-handed sexual abuse hit; she was offered half the fee who got her male co-star
The problem was equality, not asking price.I made it clear that I didn’t mind if their offer to me was cut in half, just as long as we were both paid the same.The play was about abuse, so you’re already in an inferior one Position as the woman who goes in And I knew it would be exhausting in the rehearsal process; I knew how I would feel if I played a person who had been molested. Undeniably, this other actor has a huge audience, but it was a different age and gender so I’m sure I could have increased my weight can to get people in there It was just rampant patriarchy that put its head back upâ ????
Did she expect her demands to be met? Deep down, I thought if I stomp my feet they would be doing the right thing and they didn’t. They went on and I missed a piece that I really wanted to do which is sad but that was a lesson for me that is about standing up for myself and the self-esteem that comes out this kind of behavior results in
Whenever she requests or negotiates now, she notices something strange about her own psychology. I spoke to my agents and my lawyer, who are all women, and said, OK, I’ll go in and negotiate like I’m a man? ??? I had to put myself in the position of being male to have these discussions at all. This is another product of the patriarchy we grew up in. It’s depressing that we have accepted this, along with all the advances and misogyny we have took it because we grew up like that. But the world is changingâ ????
This is all great to hear and long overdue, but maybe there is a danger that the noise, while positive, again risks drowning out the work. Before we say goodbye, I ask what her best movie is Without hesitation, she chooses American Woman, the 2018 drama in which she struggled with her daughter’s disappearance as a working-class mother for more than a decade.It felt like an Everest before I did and I prayed that it would fall apart She says It took me to an area I didn’t want to imagine But something magical happened and everything I needed was available to me every dayâ ????
In the last scene of this picture, Miller kneels in the woods while a tiny green caterpillar moves over her back. What is it about? “Oh, metamorphosis!” she says brightly Just a little metaphor nice, right? It’s this idea that she’s changing and she’s going to show up and have this whole new life a ???? She’s right: it’s a beautiful picture But I don’t think we talk about caterpillars anymore
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