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Zoey Deutch is one of 2017’s Hollywood Heroines of The Edit Magazine

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YOU JUST MADE A FILM WITH YOUR MOM AND YOUR SISTER.
I did. My sister Madelyn wrote The Year of Spectacular Men and starred in it, I co-star, my mom directed, my dad produced. It was about as personal as you can get.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE HOLLYWOOD?
There’s a real opportunity to make change in the world through Hollywood. But it’s a mixture of art and commerce, and it’s confusing when you’re telling artists to be business people and you’re telling business people to be artists. I want to always be an artist first.

ARE TRADITIONAL HOLLYWOOD HIERARCHIES CHANGING?
Yes, but I fear trend – trends go away. This needs to be our reality. Look at the past; look at Katharine Hepburn in Bringing up Baby and Stage Door. They’re great stories, written for women, that are strong, funny and complex – and we’re talking about it like it’s the first time in history. It can’t just be a moment in time.

WHAT’S THE BIGGEST CAREER LESSON YOU’VE LEARNED?
My mother told me that being jealous of other actors is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die. You might have insecure moments, but being jealous of others is pointless.

WHAT’S BEEN YOUR MOST ‘HOLLYWOOD’ MOMENT SO FAR?
I got a text from Robert De Niro: ‘How’s it going Zo, can’t wait to see you at Tribeca [Film Festival].’ I literally dropped my phone.

WHAT’S BEEN YOUR GREATEST LIFE LESSON?
That what other people think about me is none of my business.

WHAT DO YOU WANT YOUR IMDB BIO TO SAY IN 20 YEARS’ TIME?
I don’t want to be considered [just] a comedic actor, or a dramatic actor… I’d like to do it all.

Check out the pictures from the shoot:

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Photoshoots & Portraits > 2017 > The Edit Magazine

Stars of Sundance 2017

Stars of Sundance 2017

DIFF 2017 Shining Star Award Winner Zoey Deutch

DIFF 2017 Shining Star Award Winner Zoey Deutch

Zoey Deutch at Marie Claire’s Fresh Faces party

Zoey Deutch at Marie Claire’s Fresh Faces party

On April 21th, Zoey Deutch was at Marie Claire’s Fresh Faces party sponsored by Maybelline at Doheny Room in West Hollywood. She is one of the fresh faces and one of the magazine’s May issue cover; check out the pictures in HQ:

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Appearances & Events > 2017 > Apr 21 | Marie Claire's Fresh Faces Party

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Appearances & Events > 2017 > Apr 21 | Marie Claire's Fresh Faces Pary (Photobooth)

How Zoey Deutch Made ‘Flower’ Bloom With In-Character Therapy and Female Crew

How Zoey Deutch Made ‘Flower’ Bloom With In-Character Therapy and Female Crew

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – Max Winkler directed the unpredictable coming-of-age movie, also featuring Adam Scott and Kathryn Hahn.
Flower is a bold offbeat dramedy in which Zoey Deutch touches tongues with Kathryn Hahn, tries to date Adam Scott and offers her future stepbrother a blow job. Co-written and directed by Max Winkler, son of Henry Winkler, the acquisition title makes its world premiere on Thursday at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Deutch stars as Erica, a teenage girl who rabidly scavenges suburbia for love and validation (i.e. using sex to extort money from much older men as a way of handling the imprisonment of her father). But things become unpredictable when her free-spirited mother (Hahn) introduces her to her soon-to-be stepbrother — overweight, unstable and fresh out of rehab. “She has issues with anxiety and abandonment,” Deutch tells The Hollywood Reporter. “And like most young women, she doesn’t know how to navigate through all these things that she’s experiencing.”

To authentically capture her character’s mixture of childlike ardency and urgent rebellion, Deutch dove into texts ranging from Judy Blume classics to Andrea Dworkin feminist literature. Reviving Ophelia and Erotic Capital shed light on female adolescence, and Sex at Dawn and The Ethical Slut shared more on monogamy and polyamory. And before production began, she attended therapy sessions as Erica — Winkler observed, and the specialist knew nothing of the role.

Additionally, the 17-day shoot in the San Fernando Valley was strategically staffed with a female crew. “Our line producer, cinematographer, production designer, wardrobe designer, editor — all women. I didn’t even meet with men,” Winkler explains. “I grew up as this short and nerdy guy who didn’t always relate to the ideas of masculinity portrayed in movies, and honestly saw more of myself in female characters like Erica. So I wanted a set where everyone felt totally comfortable and empowered to tell me their ideas and hold me accountable for any misinterpretations. I think the more we can place ourselves inside each other’s narratives and connect across lines of difference, the better.”

What resulted is Deutch’s second starring vehicle, following last month’s Before I Fall adaptation. “Making this movie was wildly vulnerable and felt like a real risk, but I never once felt judged or unsafe,” says the 22-year-old actress, who is also Lea Thompson’s daughter. “It was honestly the most fun I’ve ever had making a movie, and I’m heartsick for the experience. It’s just 17 days, but it completely changed my life.”