Tavi Gevinson on the big screen in 'Enough Said'

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By Ashley Lisenby

Digital Editor

No one has it all together. That's the overarching message of 'Enough Said', a film about two divorced parents trying to make a relationship with one another work. The film stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus and former Soprano's star the late James Gandolfini.

And who should play best friend to Louis-Dreyfus' onscreen daughter? None other than Oak Park's own Tavi Gevinson.

Earlier in the week, Gevinson, 17, sat down with ELLE Magazine to talk about evolving from a tween fashion blogger to a novice on the big screen.

The interview reveals that the 'Rookie' creator and editor-in-chief is, maybe to the surprise of some, a teenager who appreciates early dismissals from school, watching 'Breaking Bad' and is often torn between living the life of a celebrity and the life of a high school senior.

"I have a bit of imposter syndrome," Gevinson told ELLE. "I'll be in math class and think, 'I need to be out in the world.' Then I'll be on a film set and think, 'Lil ol' me? I belong in math class!'"

This kind of internal conflict helped with her role as Chloe, said Gevinson in the ELLE interview.

Life as a writer, editor, and now actress is an outlet from the norm. An outlet Gevinson said she would like to keep as she considers college.

"I have definitely thought that I'd like to take a gap year to finish everything up, and then go to college and become a studious hermit," Gevinson told ELLE. "But I don't want to go to school and not have another outlet. I'm not necessarily looking for that college experience."

For more of the interview visit ELLE Magazine

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