Elizabeth Reaser in Bullet Magazine
In her new film, Jason Reitman’s ‘Young Adult’, Elizabeth Reaser plays Beth, a Breeders-loving rock mama from small-town Minnesota whose otherwise idyllic life gets trampled on by a six-inch-stiletto-wearing Mavis (Oscar winner Charlize Theron), a young adult ghostwriter who returns home from Minneapolis to win back her high school sweetheart. The only glitch is that her high school sweetheart (Patrick Wilson) is Beth’s loving, vanilla husband, with whom she recently had a baby. (One of the best lines in the film occurs when Mavis’ mother says of the newborn, “That new baby of his is just darling,” to which Mavis replies, “Have you seen it? Up close?”)
BULLETT: Have you spent much time in New York?
ELIZABETH REASER: I went to school here at Juilliard at Lincoln Center, and then I lived here until I was absolutely forced to go to Los Angeles. [Laughs.] But I actually kind of love it there now. I have a different personality there.
I saw Young Adult, but haven’t yet seen the new installment of Twilight—
That is, like, the only time I’ll ever hear that in my life!