Greta Gerwig Defines Royalty

One of the cover stars of W’s October 2015 issue, Greta Gerwig is a modern day royal. In a short video interview with Lynn Hirschberg, the actress talks about who she admired growing up.

Released on 9/9/2015

Credits

Starring: Greta Gerwig

Transcript

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I was very interested in ballet when I was growing up,
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so royalty to me was Gelsey Kirkland
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and Mikhail Baryshnikov.
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Especially that Nutcracker they did at ABT
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that they broadcasted on PBS all the time,
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which I taped off of the television
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and watched it over and over.
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And they were so beautiful
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and so seventies.
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And she had that big eye makeup.
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And she was really sick it turned out,
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with cocaine addiction.
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But I didn't know that,
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I just thought she was beautiful.
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He would lift her,
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and throw her in the air,
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and it looked like she was just gonna float away.
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It was great.