And voilà: Episode Two!
Pardon My French is such a wonderful way to meet with people I admire… This time, I sat down at one of my favorite restaurants, Navy, with the fantastic (and beautiful and stylish) Zosia Mamet. You probably know her from HBO’s Girls where she plays everybody’s favorite, Shoshana. I have always adored her from afar, and felt like we were already best friends from her column in American Glamour – where she gives her point of view on love, style, life… (Oh, wait – does that remind you of anything ?!).
I loved that conversation. I felt like I could listen to her for hours. I won’t say more and just let you enjoy – and get to know a little bit more – of Zosia Mamet. Here are excerpts, but I higly recommend you download the full version – which is about an hour – and go take a walk with us in your ears. Or start baking a cake ? Or go have a tea with us ? Or walk your dog ? Drive your car ? Download for your next plane ride ? Gosh, I just love podcasts !
Finding Balance: Zosia Mamet
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On the magic of movies
“My earliest memories are being in a theater backstage or on a movie set with either of my parents. From as soon as I can remember, it felt so magical to me.”
On yoga (or being cliché and hippie but happy)
“This sounds so cliché and hippie but I found yoga a couple of years ago and I do it every day and that helps a lot [with the stress of rejection from acting jobs]”
On the hardest part of having an epiphany
“The hardest thing about having an epiphany is what you do after you have it. You can have as many epiphanies as you want but it’s how you then apply that newfound knowledge to your life that actually makes the change.”
“A relationship is never going to be perfect. I always say that it’s not that it should feel easy. It should feel enjoyable, but that doesn’t mean it won’t ever be challenging. But it shouldn’t be hard. Challenging and hard are two very different things.”
On long distance relationships
“My boyfriend and I use this quote all the time. When [Alexa Chung] would talk about having to leave and being long distance and her mom would be like: absence makes the heart grow fonder. But also – out of site, out of mind!”
On subconsciously forgetting that she’s always being watched… (on HBO!)
“Maybe that’s something that happens subconsciously in my mind. I forget that thousands of people can just tune in to HBO and watch what I do whenever they want. I think that’s what kind of happened in my writing. I never really said: alright, I’m going to be honest today and spill all. I also never really thought: I shouldn’t say that because, how many people subscribe to Glamour?”
On needing to want it all
“We’re taxed as women – in this day and age – to want it all, but what does that even mean?”
On being strong but vulnerable too
“I also feel like women who say they want to find a husband or that they want to be taken care of are considered anti-feminist or weak, but there’s nothing wrong with that! There’s nothing wrong with wanting to be taken care of. Wanting to be a strong woman and wanting to have a partner who loves you aren’t mutually exclusive.”
On all the maintenance things
“A few weeks ago we were doing press and I had to go do all the maintenance things in one day. I got a facial, a wax, dyed my hair, and did my nails. It literally took all day, and by the end of it I was fucking exhausted, and I was like – who are these women that do this every week?!”
On sometimes choosing vegetable soup over red carpets
“We realized, five minutes into talking about this soup, that we’d rather be talking about vegetable soup in this tiny, hole-in-the-wall restaurant than be at this party that most of New York would kill to be at.”
Special thanks to Navy!
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