- The ending of F***ing World Star in her upcoming super personal role.
- Painful auditions and why she didn’t steel herself to become an actress.
- By Kimberly Truong on June 15, 2021, at 10:00 am.
Despite just recovering from the flu that ultimately ruined her voice, Jessica Barden joined our Zoom call at precisely 9 am local time in Australia in a good mood, a bottle of water in her hand, wearing a purple T-shirt and white tie.
The 28-year-old British actress is currently saluting the Australian winter (June and July are the coldest months, temperatures dipping to 40 degrees Fahrenheit) to direct the upcoming Netflix series Pieces of Her Tony Colette, a project she calls pianist. See concerts.
“I’m not a concert pianist,” he told himself after telling me about his lesson plans after our conversation. “I’ll be filming next Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Then I’ll cry in relief. It has to end. It consumes every waking moment. I think that’s probably why I’m sick from stress.” I went out, and people said, “Jess, you need a coat; it’s raining today.” And I thought [dramatically], “I’m making a river in my head.” Please let me. “And now I’m sick.”
“I suffer for my art,” he added dryly.
Bards are instantly deadly and familiar, people who make you feel like you’ve known them for years, even through the laptop screen. He speaks in refreshing and unforgiving paragraphs – once answered, the answer to our “little talk” question doesn’t have to be “fast fire”; he points out, “never.”
Bardon’s sense of humor and ability to have fun will not surprise fans of The End of F***ing World, where millions of viewers discover how well the market has targeted the complex and sometimes aggressive game of young women. He knows his backstory – the fact that many of his characters seem “unpleasant” at first, though he prefers to call them “interesting.”
He also noticed that he often played younger characters because of his youthful appearance, although he didn’t see this as a disadvantage or an advantage.
“I don’t think about it anymore in my life; I think you might be the same,” she said as we committed to being little women in their late twenties who often looked younger than us. (Bardon and I are both 5’1.”).” I didn’t count the characters’ ages when I read them. I understand I look very young. I mean, I’m 28 now, so I just found out how I look, so I didn’t think about it. “