Emma forrest dating writer
“To go away 20 years and come back and see that several of those journalists who were particularly sexist and bullying are now right-on columnists and voices of moral outrage is pretty interesting.” What did it feel like to be described as the “voice of a generation” back then?“I was a teenager,” she says, “and teenagers are f**king idiots.Untogether is the story of Nick and Andrea (played by beautiful dream team Jamie Dornan and Jemima Kirke) whose one night stand evolves into something more (don’t we know it! Joined by Lola Kirke, Ben Mendelsohn and Billy-Freakin’-Crystal, this directorial debut is equal parts comedy, drama and a firm addition to our must-see list this summer.We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Untogether’s writer and director Emma Forrest to the iconic Bussey Building for an exclusive Q&A on Tuesday 16th July.
Forrest is reading a copy of The New Yorker when I arrive.Later, she left school at 15 to join The Sunday Times as their “Generation X” columnist.She became known for an insightful, acerbic voice, for forming close bonds with people she interviewed (a gift that remains: she asks me about my life and background before I ask my first question about hers), for her books – including her 2011 memoir Your Voice in My Head, which in part examined her relationship with the actor Colin Farrell.It’s absurd.” Around 33 is a more appropriate age for that kind of title.“I see Phoebe Waller-Bridge as the Debbie Harry of auteurs. That’s enough life lived and enough time to let it percolate inside you. I don’t think she could have written a piece of such immense perfection as Fleabag if she was in her twenties.” her own writing, “when it works”, is sparseness.