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Now open in a limited, but expanding release is Sundance 2011 award winner ‘Another Earth.’ Star Brit Marling co-wrote the screenplay with director Mike Cahill and recently took some time to talk with High-Def Digest about her life, her motivations, her influences, her experiences.
Although the name Brit Marling may not ring a bell, with her talent, it will in the very near future. Her face, though, may be recognizable. If you watched the second season of NBC’s ‘Community,’ you know her as Britta’s “gay friend” Page. read more from this article
Sometimes the Sundance Film Festival plucks an actor or filmmaker from obscurity and completely changes their life. For the 2011 edition of the festival, there was no talent more lauded out of nowhere than Brit Marling.
Step aside, comic-book heroes, teen wizards and hapless hangover sufferers. Sundance breakout Brit Marling aims to upend the male domination of this year’s summer cinema when her festival hit, Another Earth, opens Friday.
No superpowers, magical spells or Advil required. Instead, this economics major has bewitched audiences with a potent combination of beauty and brains that some say recalls the young Meryl Streep. She has been lauded for possessing what The Hollywood Reporter has described as “a face of utter transparency,” one that allows Marling to express myriad emotions without uttering a sound. Although this might not work to her advantage during a game of party poker, it certainly seems to serve her well on screen. Not only is Marling hotly tipped for big things on screen, she is also receiving a great deal of critical acclaim for her work behind the camera.
It might have taken a while for another multi-talented blonde, Kristen Wiig, to realize she could crack the A-list ranks by co-writing a showcase like Bridesmaids. But Marling, 27, a class valedictorian at Georgetown University, started spinning the sorts of stories she wanted to appear in soon after she realized that acting, not investment banking, was her true calling.
The 27-year-old actress and screenwriter emerged as a Sundance Film Festival breakout this year after starring in two popular low-budget films that she also co-wrote, Another Earth and Sound of My Voice. Both of those movies were acquired by Fox Searchlight and will have theatrical releases; Another Earth on July 22 and Sound of My Voice next year.
New to the Hollywood scene, Marling is a Georgetown University valedictorian who kick-started her acting career by creating roles for herself. Oh, and she’s pretty, too, which seems to befuddle some of the media. Consider this New York Times headline about Marling from last month: “How to Succeed in Hollywood Despite Being Really Beautiful.” Apparently, being attractive and smart is that much of an anomaly in the entertainment industry.