She’s in New York for a few weeks at least, an almost break in her tireless schedule. Up next, Sevigny will travel to Portland to direct her second short film. Then, she’s due to spend some time in Florida to shoot the new season of Bloodline on Netflix. And meanwhile, she has “six films in the can” that will kick off a parade of press junkets and premieres.
It’s a little manic, “a little wild,” she concedes. But she takes a deep breath and resolves to focus her attention on the event, her showstopper of a dress, her friends. “Pre-event, I like to get to bed early,” she says. “Which is the most, most important. But usually I’ll be anxious the night before, so it’s sometimes hard.” To calm her nerves, she tries not to schedule too many appointments when she knows she’ll be out late.
“I like to be very zen, not running around,” she explains. “Later on, and maybe this is corny, but I love to do a mask. I love a good mask.” She waves a hand over her sandwich. “And like I said, I like to eat a good meal for fear I’ll end up somewhere with no food.”