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Vanessa Kirby on ‘Italian Studies’ and What She’d Change About Her Teenage Years

Marc Malkin Senior Film Awards, Events & Lifestyle EditorVanessa Kirby didn’t go all Method for “Italian Studies,” but she didn’t need to in order for her character to seem a little out of sorts.“The Crown” actor filmed the Adam Leon-directed indie drama — she stars as Alina, a successful writer who finds herself wandering around New York City with a group of teens after she suddenly suffers severe memory loss — while doing a play in London.“Adam said, ‘I don’t want you to have a process. I want you to come as you are. If you are knackered, you come knackered,’” Kirby, who earned an Oscar nomination for her work in “Pieces of a Woman,” tells me on this week’s episode of the “Just for Variety” podcast.When she was jet-lagged, which she was many times after coming to the New York set straight from a transatlantic flight, Leon told her to lean in.
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