18 July 2017 / Interviews Photoshoots / No Comments

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WONDERLAND — “Your name’s Zoe—my name’s Zoey!” Exclaims 22-year-old actor Zoey Deutch as we say our hellos on a Sunday night conference call. While six years on screen and a corresponding relationship with the press have provided Deutch with the sort of media training that means she’ll answer four questions for every one I throw at her—stripping my healthy looking quiz to a handful of one liners—an innate charm has presumably contributed to her sweet delight at our matching monikers. “Crazy,” she concludes.

Despite my dictaphone deciding my own tone is more dull, would-be professional sounding, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a little tickled by the co-incidence; that she will later offer Rebecca Solnit’s phenomenal essay collection, Men Explain Things To Me as a must read, only further sells the similarities.

Part of young Hollywood’s progressive branch of women using their platform to question the US President’s categorically frightening agenda, the actor is currently supplementing her vocation with studies in political science. “You’re going to be shocked,” she jokes, “that I’m particularly interested in women’s rights. I just feel right now, in order for women to progress, we have to stay educated and be willing to challenge any rules aimed at controlling our sexual behaviour. My way is to study—through literally trying to translate and understand the constitution.”

“I found myself arguing with emotion rather than intellect or fact,” she adds of her choice to learn by the book, “and when you’re arguing with emotion in a time like this in a country, it just falls so quickly and goes flat.”

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15 July 2017 / Set It Up Videos / No Comments

ET Canada is on the New York set of the new Netflix romantic comedy Set It Up with real-life pals Glen Powell and Zoey Deutch. In this interview, Zoey and Glen speak about working with each other again and we get to see some footage of them on set!

20 June 2017 / Other News / No Comments

The first wave for this year’s Teen Choice Awards has been released, and Before I Fall got a few nominations! Congratulations to Zoey Deutch, who was nominated for Choice Drama Movie Actress!

You can vote through the website or by tweeting “#ChoiceDramaMovieActress @zoeydeutch”!

Choice Drama Movie (#ChoiceDramaMovie)

Before I Fall
Everything, Everything
Gifted
Hidden Figures
The Edge of Seventeen
The Shack

Choice Drama Movie Actor (#ChoiceDramaMovieActor)

Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
Chris Evans, Gifted
Kian Lawley, Before I Fall
Nick Robinson, Everything, Everything
Taylor Lautner, Run the Tide

Choice Drama Movie Actress (#ChoiceDramaMovieActress)

Amandla Stenberg, Everything, Everything
Emma Watson, The Circle
Hailee Steinfeld, The Edge of Seventeen
Taraji P. Henson, Hidden Figures
Zoey Deutch, Before I Fall

17 June 2017 / Articles / No Comments

GLAMOUR — She’s only 22, but Zoey Deutch has already racked up 15 films (Vampire Academy, Everybody Wants Some!!, Before I Fall among them) to cement her status as one of Hollywood’s rising stars. But that only tells half the story: She’s also a producer, activist, and fashion’s newest one to watch, largely thanks to Max Mara. The Italian label chose her as its 2017 Women in Film Face of the Future award recipient.

Even before Max Mara was toasting Deutch in Los Angeles, though, the multi-hyphenate was featured as part of Net-a-Porter’s 2017 Women in Hollywood shoot for The Edit, had a few Met Galas under her belt, and was already fluent in the fashion-show-front-row squad pose. More crucially, though, she understood the transformative role that style can have on a person. “The most important thing about fashion is that it’s a form of expression,” Deutch told Glamour at the Face of the Future reception thrown in her honor. “It means every single day is different. At an event like this, I not only want to feel beautiful, I want to feel powerful. The right outfit is like a suit of armor and makes you walk differently, talk differently, move differently. I think that’s a real gift, and I feel like that in this [outfit]!”

In a moment of true candor, Deutch then admitted that even though she might look like the epitome of cool in her red velvet blazer over a bandeau top of the same material, “I’m sweating and now my coat’s off and I’m half-naked here!”

Still, the actress knows that being one’s authentic self beats maintaining an exhausting image of looking like you’ve got it all together. “The best pictures are when you have life and personality,” she explained. “[Red carpets] can be so scary and constraining that it [ends up having] the opposite effect, so it’s about tricking yourself into not being scared and [transforming] that into being confident and alive.”

Throughout her career, we’ve seen Deutch photographed in brands like Miu Miu, Rodarte, Alexander McQueen, and, of course, Max Mara. When it comes to her day-to-day style, though, you’re more likely to spot her wearing “high-waisted vintage Levi’s, some really old Converse, and a white short-sleeve shirt.” As a public figure, though, she’s very aware of the power of aligning oneself with strong female designers. “To me, that’s especially meaningful because I am from a family of women in film,” she told Glamour. “My mother [Lea Thompson] is a director and actor, and my sister is a writer and actor. And to get the support of Max Mara is [amazing because] they’re all about empowering and supporting women in the art and film world.” We can’t wait to see more of that.

16 June 2017 / The Year of Spectacular Men / No Comments

The Year of Spectacular Men will have its screening tonight at LA Film Festival and ahead of the premiere, The Hollywood Reporter has released an exclusive clip from the movie which features Zoey Deutch, Madelyn Deutch and Avan Jogia. You can watch the video bellow, plus read an interview given by Lea Thompson, the director, on the movie!

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER — The Year of Spectacular Men is quite the family affair. Lea Thompson makes her feature directorial debut with the romantic comedy, produced by husband Howard Deutch. Their daughter Madelyn Deutch wrote, scored and stars in the film as Izzy, a recent college grad who attempts to find her way through her quarter-life crisis by dating five complicated men. She does so with practical guidance from her movie star sibling Sabrina (real-life sister Zoey Deutch, who also produced), as seen in The Hollywood Reporter’s exclusive clip.

“I am so ecstatic that The Year of Spectacular Men is finally going to be on the big screen for an audience, after four years of development, production and post,” Thompson tells THR. “Making an independent film from the ground up is an immense undertaking, but every hard-earned moment was made so much richer by the fact that I got to collaborate with my daughters.”

Ahead of the world premiere of The Year of Spectacular Men at the Los Angeles Film Festival, Thompson tells THR of directing her daughters, learning from those who’ve helmed her movies and watching these “spectacular men” make out with her kin.

What’s your directorial style?

It was really important to find the best visual style to tell the story in the most economic way. I was inspired by Woody Allen’s early work, especially Annie Hall. Since the film has a self-aware and self-deprecating romantic sensibility, I think it lent itself to that visual palette. I was also heavily influenced by John Hughes’ coming-of-age movies from the early ‘80s, including my husband’s movies Some Kind of Wonderful and Pretty in Pink.

What lesson from another director you’ve worked with was most helpful?

I’ve always been in awe of Robert Zemeckis. Even when I was making the Back to the Future movies when I was 23, I appreciated his respect for the audience and his ability to pack so much story into every shot. If something did not further the story or the character, it had to go. As a director, that kind of discipline is something I aspire to have.

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