Meet This Is Our Youth Star Tavi Gevinson!

first_imgAge: 18Hometown: Oak Park, ILCurrent Role: A Broadway debut as opinionated and jittery fashion student Jessica, who’s the object of Warren’s (Michael Cera) affection in Kenneth Lonergan’s This Is Our Youth.Screen Cred: Gevinson appeared in 2013’s Enough Said, starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus and James Gandolfini, and in NBC’s Parenthood. She’s also the founder and editor-in-chief of the online Rookie Magazine.”It gives me immense satisfaction to art direct Rookie and compile all the stuff that goes in, but now is the best part because I get to meet the girls who are reading it and hear about what it’s meant to them. That was the whole point.””Opening night of This Is Our Youth was the best night of my life. I left school early to do it, I broke up with my high school boyfriend and I moved to New York. It’s the mark of so much change in my life.””I’ve loved Taylor Swift from a very young age. I’ve gotten to know her as a person and she’s wonderful. Even when she’s singing about love, her songs are about so much more. They’re about being young and wanting to experience things.””No one’s proud to admit that they were a ‘theater kid,’ but I FaceTimed with my dad today and he reminded that when I was little, I would perform ‘Give My Regards to Broadway’ at family gatherings.””Kieran Culkin and Michael Cera are brothers I was very fortunate to never have. [Laughs.] No, I adore them both, and hanging out with them is a blast. We’re just trying to hold each other up and they’re great partners for that.””At the end of the night, I love to go home and sit on my roof, where I have an amazing view of the skyline. If 14-year-old me had known this was coming, she would have calmed down and taken a deep breath.” Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 4, 2015 Related Shows This Is Our Youth View Commentslast_img

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