New York Magazine talks to Whit Stillman and Chloe Sevigny about their upcoming Amazon pilot The Cosmopolitans. They talk about the show, Paris and Fruit Loops. Sevigny also does not do selfies. The Cosmopolitans premieres June 30th, 2014.
“It’s supposed to be open-ended so people want more episodes,” he says. “But I think it works fine — that if this is the only thing we get to do, it will be nice. It’s sort of Metropolitan meets Barcelona in Paris.” He looks at his brunch partner and adds, “With some Last Days of Disco thrown in.”
“Sprinkled!” says Chloë Sevigny, who starred in that 1998 Stillman film.
“This is the most glamorous character I’ve ever played,” Sevigny says. “Finally! After twentysomething years in the business. I think I’m a fashion journalist perhaps, huh?”
Further details about The Cosmopolitans are top secret, but it also features Adam Brody, Dree Hemingway, and Carrie MacLemore who was in Stillman’s last feature, 2012’s Damsels in Distress. In part, it deals with American infiltration of the haute bourgeoisie.
“This and Metropolitan are the most based on my real life,” Stillman says.