Interview Magazine


Feature from Interview 

“Looking just like yourself all the time is not always in your best interest,” says actress/screenwriter Guinevere Turner. In the widely acclaimed film Go Fish, which was Turner’s feature film debut as both actor and screenwriter, she wore sweatshirts and backward baseball caps. Her next movie, Preaching to the Perverted, in which she plays an American dominatrix disciplining unruly Londoners, demanded a more punishing costume.

“I looked like a cartoon character in it,” she says. “Every day it was two-and-a-half hours of makeup, false eyelashes, wigs, rubber corsets….Every dress-up fantasy I ever had was satisfied.”

Although Turner personally prefers the effortless sophistication of “Myrna Loy holding a martini and solving a crime, or Rita Hayworth tossing her hair back,” the stilletto-heeled life beckons once more: She is currently collaborating with I Shot Andy Warhol director Mary Harron on a screenplay about the life of ’50’s pinup Betty Page, whom Turner will play in the film.