Ozark Actress Julia Garner Opens Up About Her Craft and Her Love of Fashion

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SINGAPORE – American actress Julia Garner is used to doing a lot of things simultaneously.

In addition to sitting for magazine covers and apartment hunting, the 27-year-old just wrapped filming two Netflix series: the fourth and final season of crime drama Ozark (2017 to 2022) and the highly anticipated miniseries produced by Shonda Rhimes, Inventing Anne.

In Ozark, out Jan. 21, Garner reprises her Emmy-winning role as hot-headed rioter Ruth Langmore, a member of a crime family. She won Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2019 and 2020.

Inventing Anna, a true story based on a viral New York Magazine article, is set to premiere February 11. banks and Manhattan’s wealthy elite in its wake between 2013 and 2017.

To say Garner lends a magnetism to intense, unconventional roles is an understatement. But is it intentional?

“I look at the scripts and I think it’s not complex enough. When it’s complex, there are more things to do,” she says over the phone from New York.

Our hour-long conversation is interrupted intermittently by the snoring of Biz, the English bulldog she owns with her husband Mark Foster, lead singer of indie pop band Foster The People. Garner apologizes on Biz’s behalf.

Filming both roles at the same time during a pandemic, pre-vaccine, and with two complicated accents that are worlds apart – Langmore speaks in a deep South American drag while Sorokin does British English with American musicality and sprinklings of German and Russian inclination – was difficult, admits Garner.

“It was a moment I will remember forever because it was so hard. I didn’t even have time to think about how crazy it was,” she says.

She credits her Ozark co-star and mentor, veteran actress Laura Linney, for helping her through the intense double filming schedules.

Linney had shared a simple piece of advice with her that she now follows: “It’s one bite at a time, take it hour by hour.”

It was a coping mechanism Linney learned in the early 2003s while filming the 2003 movies Love Actually and Mystic River at the same time shuttling between two countries.

For Garner, preparing for the role in Inventing Anna involved meticulous study of the magazine article on which the show is based and reviewing the limited but valuable footage acquired by powerful creator and producer Rhimes – some of which was taken during the first weeks of Sorokin. in prison.

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