EXCLUSIVE: Stacy Martin On R-Patz, Sex Scenes And Telling The Press 'F**K You'

EXCLUSIVE: Stacy Martin On R-Patz, Sex Scenes And Telling The Press 'F**K You'

It's time you got to know Stacy Martin...

For our September issue, the InStyle team headed to Dalston to capture the gorgeous Stacy Martin in autumn/winter 2016's hottest looks. Making her on-screen debut in Nymphomaniac this 25-year-old half French, half British actress is one of the brightest new stars of indie cinema. Living in East London with her musician and alt-rock poster boy fiance Daniel Blumberg, you'll often find her whizzing around town on her Honda C90 motorbike. If you don't recognise her from her Miu Miu campaign (she's the face of the brand's first fragrance) you'll definitely recognise her by the end of 2016 - what with four major films coming out over the next couple of months. Here's a sneak peek of what she had to say post-InStyle shoot, but for more, check out the September issue that hits shelves on the 4th of August...

On facing the world’s press and putting herself in the critics’ firing line for her role in Nymphomaniac...

‘It was difficult,’ she admits. ‘I didn’t even know what a press junket was. I’d never experienced it.’ The massed ranks of inquisitors were never likely to hold back. ‘They just thought it was some weird, porn thing. Journalists would ask me very indecent questions, like, how old I was when I lost my virginity. One, that’s really irrelevant; two, fuck you!’

 

On whether she was shocked at how portraying sex on screen can still incite such fierce debate... 

‘A lot of the time I find sex on screen quite pointless,’ is her response. ‘But it’s weird that you can film people killing children, stories about paedophiles, about genocide or domestic violence, and people watch it and are completely fine. There’s a craving for violence that makes it acceptable. With sex, people are more reserved.’

 

On her Nymphomaniac co-star, Shia LaBeouf, with whom she shared many an intimate scene...

‘I do feel there is a big stigma attached to actors who try and break out, but Shia’s been really clever about it. I don’t think a lot of his earlier fan base has understood the switch that he’s made from Transformers to being an artist.’

 

On meeting Robert Pattinson who she stars alongside in The Childhood Of A Leader...

‘The first time I saw him was in Paris at the Eurostar lounge and I thought, “That looks like Rob”. This was about three months after the film and we’d never met before. I said, “Hi. You’re in Brady’s film, I’m in Brady’s film.” (Brady Corbet, the movie’s 27-year-old American director most noted for playing the son of Jack Bauer’s girlfriend in 24.) Everyone thinks we have this love affair. We don’t. So we joked about it and that was it.’

 
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