the New Black’s Natasha Lyonne, while the couple house-hunt in Greenwich Village. But finding somewhere to live is taking something of a back seat because, career-wise, Sevigny is on fire. She has six films out this year, including The Snowman, with Michael Fassbender; Look Away, with Matthew Broderick; and Lean on Pete, with Steve Buscemi. Plus, she’s directed a short film, Carmen, as part of Miu Miu’s film initiative, Women’s Tales. But we’re here to talk about The Dinner, a character-led thriller with Richard Gere, Steve Coogan, Laura Linney and Rebecca Hall, adapted from Herman Koch's 2009 novel. After the film’s European premiere, Koch reportedly said he didn’t like it.
“Oh, really?” says Sevigny, unfazed. “I haven’t actually seen the film. Or the trailer. Or read the book. I’m clearly ill-prepared for this interview,” she deadpans. “When I met with Oren [Moverman, the director] about the script, he said they'd made a lot of changes. I really like Oren. He was refreshing; he didn’t have any pomposity. So many directors are ego-driven.”