Imogen Poots graces the March 2014 cover for Flare Canada. With the cover story being ‘Find Your Prints’, it’s not surprising that the actress wears prints throughout her editorial.
On the cover she wears a Jil Sander dress with Alexander Wang shoes, with the rest of her editorial seeing her wear Miu Miu, Aquilano.Rimondi, Opening Ceremony, Louise Goldin and Honor.
The ‘That Awkward Moment’ star talks to the mag about finding her calling, turning down girlfriend roles, her hero Jennifer Lawrence and her fashion icon Courtney Love, which now explains a lot about Imogen’s style.
What Zac Efron has to say about her: “Scenes with Imogen were special because they felt effortless. She has this playful side that brings out the best in everyone around her. I often made an ass of myself just to hear her laugh. She has no idea how great she is.”
On finding her calling in life: “All these actors ‘knew’ at age three. ‘I shat my pants, but I knew I wanted to be an actor.’ For me, it was just a silent recognition that I wanted to do it; it wasn’t something I was very loud about, ever.”
On turning down “the girlfriend” roles: “It’s when a role simply becomes a device that it gets disappointing. I was talking to one director about the girl in his film, and I said, ‘I think it’d be interesting to explore this,’ and, ‘Does she make this choice because of that?’ And he said [puts on a strong nasal American accent], ‘Look, she’s just gotta be hot, OK?’ And I remember walking out of there and being like, ‘I’m not gonna do that.’”
On her co-star and close friend Aaron Paul: “He’s the antithesis of Jesse in Breaking Bad, thank goodness. But also it’s his ability to be so versatile.”
On her fashion icon, Courtney Love: “The other day, when I was leaving the house for a party in this slip dress with these red lips and my hair all crazy, someone said [puts on American accent], ‘I dunno, it’s all a bit Courtney Love.’ And I was like, ‘Awesome, that’s perfect! See you later!’”
On the LA party scene: “You can dip in and out—have a good time when you want to—but it’s not real. It’s not there in the morning, none of it. It’s a shame to exist purely on the pulse of the party.”
On her love of New York: “I fell in love with it. Walking around just feels so cinematic. I find the aristocratic parts of London so unattractive and angular; the architecture is so white and gated. But in New York, it’s different—even uptown it’s really grand, and there’s no real segregation there. It’s all mixed up.”
On her hero, Jennifer Lawrence: “There’s a sense of lightness to her. By the look of it, she’s not trying. You can tell when someone is putting on a role. If someone really believes in what they’re saying, it’s quite hard to find cracks.”
On choosing the right roles: “It’s difficult when you’re just starting out, because you want to experience something. With That Awkward Moment, you could argue I’m just playing the girlfriend of Zac Efron, but the director was such a creative force and let me make her my own. I loved being part of something that felt so relevant and fresh.”
Credit: Flare Magazine