F**k It Friday: Chloë Sevigny
The coolest girl in the world.
HI THERE. Welcome back to F**k It Friday - a weekly feature from MTV Breaks that’s all about saying a big “f**k yeah” to the most excellent people who’ve said “f**k it” (probably) and taken a leap of faith to make big things happen.
Cos it’s not about just having ideas – it’s about believing in yourself, and making them happen. AMIRIGHT?
So who’s next up in the FIF roll call of honour, drumroll... It’s Chloë Sevigny!
Yup, the ethereal blonde babe who The New Yorker once called "the coolest girl in the world” is our FIF nominee this week.
Chloë started out in the industry after being spotted by Andrea Linett, the Fashion Editor of Sassy magazine, on the streets on the East Village in New York. Andrea loved Chloë’s quirky style so much that she immediately asked her to model for the mag, and it wasn’t long before C landed herself a job as the intern.
During her stint at the mag, Chloë was offered a role in a new indie movie being written by her pal Harmony Korine (Harmony did alright for himself too, going on to direct cult faves like Spring Breakers, but that's a FIF for another day). Chloë had no previous acting experience but blew everyone away with her performance, even landing an Independent Spirit Award nom for Supporting Female.
From there on it was massive hit after massive hit, with her big breakout role in Boys Don't Cry bagging her Oscar AND Golden Globe nominations, and you’ve probably seen her recently popping up in everything from American Horror Story to Big Love.
However, she told The Independent that, “I love acting, but I don’t think that I’ve ever really been that fulfilled," she says. "I never feel like it’s been my own thing, obviously.” So what did she do? She said, “f**k it!” (probably) and decided to move behind the camera.
Her directorial debut is a short film called ‘Kitty’, staring one child and five cats. NO REALLY. Surely that earns her another “f**k it”? Directing cats?!
Chloë has said that she’s glad she waited this long before stepping away from acting and trying her hand at directing - she told i-D that, "There's so much in this business that you want to happen that doesn't happen. The only way I retain my sanity is by using fate as some sort of excuse or way to trust that some things just happen to you."
So for accidentally becoming a cult icon, award-winning actress and now director as well, Chloë Sevigny - you wear that F**k It crown so well.