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All you other precocious youths got nothing on Tavi Gevinson. The young fashion ingenue turned Important Blogger turned everyteen turned Twitter fiend turned musical champ has now turned actress in a romantic comedy called Enough Said. She stars alongside Julia Louis-Dreyfus and the late James Gandolfini. The lighthearted clip below turns pretty heavy when it hits you that it's Gandolfini's last film. It's still set to debut on limited release September 20.
Tavi recently told Vanity Fair about the role, saying:
I read the script while we were on the road and then I auditioned for the part the day after we got to L.A., which was our last stop on the trip. I loved the role because we were just talking about that feeling of [being] slightly disconnected, and this [character] is not in high school but she just graduated and that feeling kind of sticks with her. . . . Normally I think that you think of those characters as the weirdos—like you think those characters only exist in The Perks of Being a Wallflower or a Winona Ryder movie. But this girl is totally normal, wears jeans, and is O.K. at school, but still feels that way. It's not like she's found some kind of alternative subculture where that feeling is O.K. She just lives in this really normal world with moms who love yogurt and still feels that way. I just thought that was really interesting