‘He was one of the most famous men in England’: Chloë Sevigny reflects on her ’90s romance with Jarvis Cocker as she explains why she never wanted a life of intense fame
Chloë Sevigny may be one of the most famous faces in the world, however the actress has never been interested in playing the fame game.
Quite the opposite in fact, as the 47-year-old described how she hated any media attention, especially after being courted by fans and paparazzi in the 90’s as she was dating Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker.
In an interview with The Guardian’s G2 she recalls: ‘He was one of the most famous men in England and I remember being out with him and people chasing us down the street.’
Candid: Chloë Sevigny says a life of fame has never interested her and reflects on dating one of the most famous men in England
‘I was like: wow, I never want this. I think that really informed some of my decisions, seeing what being a really public person entails.’
The American Psycho actress went on to tell the publication that she felt that maintaining that level of intense fame would have been too challenging and stressful for her to handle.
Chloë who has been receiving critical acclaim for her role in the Netflix show Russian Doll has remained in New York for the majority of her career rather than moving to Los Angeles.
The Connecticut born star was discovered in the city by a magazine fashion editor who put her in a shoot some decades ago.
Media shy: The 47-year-old described how she hated any media attention, especially after being courted by fans and paparazzi in the 90’s as she was dating Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker
Humble: The Connecticut born star was discovered in NYC by a magazine fashion editor who put her in a shoot some decades ago
In 1994, she featured in a 6,000-word profile of herself in the New Yorker, written by the novelist Jay McInerney who compared her to Edie Sedgwick.
The filmmaker said she reluctantly agreed to be the subject of the piece and received a pink, latex Helmut Lang dress in return for her time.
In the 90’s she worked at Liquid Sky, the influential clothing and record store in burgeoning city, which became her usual hangout place.
During her time there, the fashion designer became friends with colleagues who worked in fine art, movies and music.
However, despite her showbiz contacts, the producer stayed humble and didn’t get ahead of herself. When asked if she felt if she had the world at her feet at the time, she said candidly:
‘No! Kate Winslet had the world at her feet. I just aspired to be on the cover of the Face [magazine]. I wasn’t going to be in Titanic. My world felt pretty niche and I was OK with that.
‘Like, these are my people, this is where I belong. I wanted to be a character actor.’
Character actor: However, despite her showbiz contacts, the producer stayed humble and didn’t get ahead of herself