The Foster sisters grew up in LA, in the impossibly glossy world of Malibu and show business (their father is a music producer and their family connections range from Brody and Brandon Jenner to Gigi and Bella Hadid) and they came out of it… totally hilarious, actually, with a rather snarky perspective on Hollywood glamour. They also have a show – Barely Famous, which they write and act in – fake reality TV that’s super funny. It reveals all about the often artificial world of LA, from fake paparazzi schemes planned by celebrities themselves to the collective hysteria surrounding the stars, along with half-hearted claims of wanting to “go out with someone who’s not famous, you know, something simple, you know?”
When I go to LA, I stay in Venice with the granolas and the techies, so I’m pretty far from all of that, which gave me even more reason to want to dive into this other world and ask them all the questions no one ever dares to ask — everything from plastic surgery to the desperation of being an actress…
Uncovering LA with Erin and Sara Foster
On how creativity and age go hand in hand
Erin: There is freedom on being in your 30’s because you just know who you are!
Sara: Be grateful for every fucking birthday! Be grateful because you are still here!
Garance: As an artist, all those changes that you go through are the most fascinating adventures in your life and end up being used as great creative material. Mostly, I love what it puts me through!
On setting yourself up for a successful “second chapter”
Sara: I think what we are doing as women, is we are setting ourselves up for our second chapter to be really shitty. Because if your first chapter is all about how you look, the second chapter is really going to suck. Because your second chapter, you are 50 and life is different at 50 and when you put so much importance on how you look in your 20’s and in your 30’s you have to redefine what you want and it’s not easy but I am catching it now instead of 45 and having a freakout.
On being single in LA
Erin: I like to say that I love being single and I hate dating. And they are different things, being single is having your alone time and watching The Bachelor by myself tonight and that to me is a dream, spending time with family, working hard and getting to know yourself.
On dating in LA
…And dating is so complicated because it just feels really fake.
On botox etiquette
Sara: If you want to keep your botox private, keep it private but don’t act like you don’t do it.
On sisters working together successfully
Erin: What’s important in any working relationship or working with someone in your family is you have to start with a clean slate…sometimes you have to sit down and sort shit out so you can be friends again. We had a five hour conversation where I was like, tell me everything you are mad about and I will tell you everything I am mad about and we let’s hash it out, point by point, so we can start Season 2 with a clean slate.
On embracing yoga pants in LA and Paris
Garance: I love LA’s style; I think there are very cool brands here and very stylish people that live here! But, it’s hard to see people dressed up. They usually go around in their workout clothes.
Sara: Oh you mean, they show up to interviews in adidas sweatpants? [laughs]
Garance: They do! I mean, I have been in my yoga pants a lot here!
Sara: Can I just say that I dress this way in Paris..
Erin: We are not fancy.
Sara: I don’t wear make up. I don’t even blow dry my hair. I look at these women who look impeccable, chic and put together and I am in awe of them but I am not one of them, I’m not trying to be them, I just don’t have it in me!
On obsession with working out
Erin: I found myself going three days and then four days and then five days a week. And I realized I am going too much, my workout should not be a big part of my conversation throughout the day. No one cares about your workout.
On the art of the instagram caption
Erin: The trick is self-deprecation but not just for the fun of it but saying what you want to say because you aren’t afraid of it
On defining roles in big families
Erin: I don’t even know who I am, all I know is that I am the sibling, daughter, sister, the friend of somebody and I need to know who I am outside of that. When you have a big family, certainly with strong personalities, you feel like you have to fall into a role and I didn’t want to be the little sister or the daughter because thats who you become as an adult.
On being private
Sara: The people I look at with in awe are people like Jennifer Lawrence because A she is talented as hell and B she is private.
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