InStyle: Meet Julia Garner, Ozark’s Breakout Star and Fashion’s Newest It Girl

Despite her sweet demeanor, 23-year-old actress Julia Garner has noticed that she’s been getting a lot of side-eye stares lately. “I was just eating dinner in L.A., and this guy was giving me the strangest look,” she says, smirking. “I kept thinking, ‘Did I do something wrong?’ Finally, he walked over and said, ‘I’m sorry, but I just finished Ozark, and I’m really terrified of you.’ ”

Anyone who has binge-watched the first season of the Netflix crime drama will understand his cause for concern. In it Garner plays Ruth, a 19-year-old criminal mastermind who—spoiler alert!—spends a good part of the season setting death traps for Marty Byrde (Jason Bateman), a money launderer who’s twice her age.

Though she’s made the rounds on the indie-movie circuit—The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Electrick Children, Grandma—this role is Garner’s most high-profile to date and the latest in a string of unconventional characters the New York native has taken on wholeheartedly. “I accepted early on that I’m not going to play the girl next door,” says Garner, who got her big break as a cult member in 2011’s Martha Marcy May Marlene. “I’ve got this crazy, curly hair, and I’m kind of weird in a lot of ways. It’s fun to play someone more interesting anyway.”

Garner has a similarly eclectic approach to fashion. “I’m one of those people who will wear really expensive shoes with, like, a $10 dress,” she says. Designers have responded in kind by inviting her to their shows: For the recent spring 2018 season she sat front row at Tom Ford, Marc Jacobs, and Miu Miu, her favorite. “Miu Miu is the epitome of my style,” she says. “I always go for looks that are playful with a little bit of an edge.”

Next, Garner will transform yet again, playing a sister wife in the miniseries Waco, about Branch Davidian cult leader David Koresh. Then she’ll start filming the highly anticipated second season of Ozark. “I don’t know what’s going to happen to Ruth yet,” she says. “I just hope she’s still a badass.”

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Julia Garner Joins Netflix’s Upcoming Drama Series “Ozark”

Netflix Drama ‘Ozark’ Adds Julia Garner Opposite Jason Bateman and Laura Linney

Julia Garner has been cast as a series regular in Netflix’s upcoming drama series “Ozark,” opposite Jason Bateman and Laura Linney, Variety has learned.

The series revolves around financial planner Marty Bird (Bateman), his wife Wendy (Linney) and their family’s sudden relocation from a Chicago suburb to a resort community in the Missouri Ozarks. Garner will portray Ruth, a girl who comes from a mischievous family in the Ozarks.

The series will premiere on Netflix in 2017.

Garner is a familiar face to Netflix, having recently appeared in “The Get Down” on the streaming giant. Her other television credits include an arc on FX’s “The Americans” and an appearance on HBO’s “Girls.” On the film side, she was in “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” “Grandma,” “Electrick Children” and “Martha Marcy May Marlene.” Garner also recently completed production on Liz Garcia’s upcoming feature film, “One Percent More Humid,” opposite Juno Temple.

Garner is repped by United Talent Agency, Anonymous Content and Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern.

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New Movie Project: One Percent More Humid

Vinyl breakout star Juno Temple and The Americans actress Julia Garner are attached to star in the coming-of-age dramedy ONE PERCENT MORE HUMID. The film, which will also star Alessandro Nivola, comes from writer-director Liz Garcia.

The story centers on Iris (Temple) and Catherine (Garner), college-age childhood friends who reunite for a humid New England summer to help each other cope with the unimaginable – a friend has died in a car accident, an accident which they both survived. The spec landed on the Black List in 2005.

Garcia will produce through her La Pistola, Inc. with Joshua Marto and Greg Beauchamp’s Red Productions.

Temple stars in the HBO series Vinyl, which was recently renewed for a second season. Her previous film credits include Black Mass, Maleficent, and The Dark Knight Rises. She recently wrapped the The Most Hated Woman in America, which is set to hit Netlfix later this year.

Garner, who had a recurring role on this past season of the critically acclaimed FX series The Americans, appeared in last year’s Grandma with Lily Tomlin.

Garcia has a long career writing for television, including for shows like Dawson’s Creek, Wonderfalls, Cold Case, and Memphis Beat. She’s the executive producer and showrunner on the currently in-development series The Big Kahuna. Her directorial debut, The Lifeguard starring Kristen Bell, was released in 2013.

Garcia is repped by CAA and Madhouse Entertainment.
Temple is repped by UTA and Troika.
Garner is repped by UTA and Anonymous Content.

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Nicolas Cage to star in parental thriller Mom and Dad

Casting Net: Nicolas Cage to star in parental thriller Mom and Dad

Harry Potter alum David Thewlis has written and will star in Croak, a darkly comedic heist film to be directed by Kevin Thomas. Also joining the cast are Juliette Lewis, Zoe Kazan, Julia Garner, and Craig Roberts. The movie is based on the short film Sunday Roast and follows on a young actor who meets a twisted mortician.

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Richardson Will Step in for Garner in Smokefall Off-Broadway

Taylor Richardson Will Step in for Julia Garner in Upcoming Smokefall Off-Broadway

Broadway alum Taylor Richardson will now enter the womb where it happens off-Broadway. The Annie alum has joined the cast of Smokefall, replacing Julia Garner, whose schedule has shifted on two projects to which she has been long-committed. Performances will still begin on February 4 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, with opening night set for February 22. The MCC production stars Zachary Quinto, Robin Tunney, Brian Hutchison and Jon DeVries.

Richardson made her Broadway debut as Duffy in the 2012 revival of Annie and later took on the title role. Her additional credits include A Christmas Memory off-Broadway and A Most Violent Year, Annie and the upcoming Easy Living and Jack of the Red Hearts on screen.

Written by Noah Haidle, Smokefall combines magical realism and vaudeville while introducing audiences to two prenatal philosophy-swapping Twins, a dirt-eating Beauty (Richardson), a Father and Footnote (Quinto), who acts as the show’s guide.

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Watch: Actresses Beat the Boys in These Iconic Male Roles

Watch: Uzo Aduba, Abigail Breslin and Julia Garner Beat the Boys in These Iconic Male Roles

Hannibal Lecter. Daniel Plainview. Tyler Durden. These macho men of the movies have been hailed not just for their fascinating characterizations but for their strong portrayals in the hands of actors like Daniel Day Lewis, Anthony Hopkins and Brad Pitt.

But what if women were given a crack at some of cinema’s favorite tough guys? In Glamour’s new series Role Reversal, we get to see just that as Abigail Breslin, Julia Garner and Golden Globe nominee Uzo Aduba take on some of the movie’s most iconic male roles.

“In a time when women actors complain of the absence of meaty roles to sink their teeth into—and women make up only 30 percent of characters who even get to speak in top-grossing films—Glamour is proud to showcase some of this generation’s most talented young women taking on these memorable roles,” said Editor-in-Chief Cindi Leive.

Watch Uzo Aduba slay as the dastardly Hannibal Lecter in the video above, and click through to catch Abigail Breslin and Julia Garner deliver seminal monologues of their own.

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‘Ggrandma’ and walking for Balenciaga

Actress Julia Garner on ‘Grandma’ and walking for Balenciaga.

In her new film Grandma, Julia Garner plays a teenager whose life has taken a wrong turn. Her character, 18-year-old Sage, needs $600 to have an abortion, after getting pregnant by her dope-smoking, knucklehead boyfriend. Sage’s mother, an uptight commercial lawyer who multitasks on a treadmill and desktop PC, wouldn’t understand. The boyfriend, as we’ve established, is a douchebag. So she turns to the grandma of the title, Elle, a lesbian poet and academic still reeling from the death of her life partner, to help her out. But the Bank of Granny has run dry – Elle merrily shows Sage the nice wind chimes she’s made out of her cut-up credit cards – so the unlikely pair head out on a road trip for Elle to collect debts due to raise the money for Sage’s abortion. The film is feminist, funny and touching, powered by the veteran comic Lily Tomlin’s turn as the beatnik Elle, and with some wonderful support from the likes of Orange is the New Black’s Laverne Cox.

It also marks a breakout point for Garner, who makes the tricky task of playing opposite Tomlin look effortless. Was she intimidated about working with such a legendary comic? “I didn’t become nervous until I was packing my suitcase to go do the film,” says the Bronx-born actress. “I was like, ‘Oh shoot, I’m going to be in a movie with Lily Tomlin.'” But at 21, Garner is already an old hand at acting. She started taking classes when she was 15 to combat her shyness and at 17 she made an impression in her film debut as a cult follower in Martha Marcy May Marlene. A film buff since she was a kid – she cites Bette Davis as an influence – Garner hasn’t really taken a wrong turn in her career choices, with engaging roles in The Perks of Being a Wallflower and We Are What We Are and a recurring part in the television series The Americans. Next up is a country noir film, from the pen of Winter’s Bone novelist Daniel Woodrell, called Tomato Red. The title is a reference to Garner’s hair color in the film, which she says still hasn’t quite washed out. “It was so red and I’m gradually going back to blonde but for a while it’s been this weird champagne color,” she explains. “I have to make an appointment.” Garner lost her signature blonde curls for another performance this year – walking in the Balenciaga show at Paris Fashion Week in October. It was, she says, a daunting experience and perhaps the only time professionally she has taken a wrong turn. “I walk fine in heels, usually, but thank god we were all in flats,” Garner says, laughing. “We had to walk at a fast pace and the models with their long legs were walking so fast in front of me and behind me. In rehearsal on the runway I had a Derek Zoolander moment where I couldn’t turn left. I did the whole blue steel thing when I couldn’t turn left!”

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W Magazine: Julia Garner Is Not Normal

The young actress talks about her role as a pregnant teen in “Grandma.”

Since making her debut as a cult inductee in the 2011 film Martha Marcy May Marlene, Julia Garner has played a Mormon who believes she has been impregnated by listening to a song (in Electrick Children), a cannibal (in We Are What We Are), and the daughter of a CIA agent who becomes involved with a KGB spy (in the FX series The Americans). Her latest turn, as Sage, a pregnant teen in search of money for an abortion in director Paul Weitz’s Grandma, seems practically mundane by comparison. “She’s a normal girl,” Garner, 21, says. “But I’m never cast as the girl next-door.”

“Normal,” of course, is a relative term. In the film, Sage and her broke grandmother Elle (Lily Tomlin) embark on a fundraising road trip during which they ultimately dig up more emotions and secrets than dollars. A native of Riverdale, New York, Garner got hooked on acting at 15, when she took classes to overcome her shyness. “I did it so I could feel comfortable being in front of people,” says Garner, who will next appear in a movie adaptation of the book Tomato Red. “Because life is really just one big act.”

Source: W Magazine