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‘Late Bloomers’ Scribe Anna Greenfield On Karen Gillan’s Turn As Depressed Twentysomething: “It’s Been Cool Seeing Her Not Be Cool” – SXSW

SXSW: 'Late Bloomers' Shows Non-Superhero Side of Karen Gillan


Section: Narrative Feature Competition
Director: Lisa Steen
Screenwriter: Anna Greenfield
Logline: Karen Gillan plays 28-year-old-Louise, a depressed musician, recently single, who breaks her hip and winds up in physical therapy with people twice her age. There she meets cranky Polish lady Antonia (Malgorzata Zajaczkowska), who speaks no English. Louise winds up caring for her. Neither loves the arrangement
Panelists: Karen Gillan, Lisa Steen, Anna Greenfield
Sales Agent: UTA
Premiered: March 10, Alamo Lamar D
Key Quote: Greenfield says the movie “was autobiographical, I wrote it nine years ago now when I moved to LA. Most of what happens in the movie happened to me, except I didn’t make any friends in the physical therapy ward that I was in…I fell down going to the grocery store, I slipped on ice. For better drama, we had her be drunk and trying to see in her ex’s place. But I had that mentality at the time, I just didn’t do it at the same time.”  

She also adds about Gillan’s turn in the film, “it’s been cool seeing her not be cool. In so many roles she’s this femme fatale powerhouse, she’s so amazing.”

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