To celebrate the release of How To Build A Girl, which makes its way to Amazon Prime Video, we sat down with some of the cast and filmmakers to chat about bringing the best-selling book to the screen.
Based on Moran’s novel of the same name, the semi-autobiographical film sees a gutsy, working-class teenager from Wolverhampton, Johanna Morrigan, played by Beanie Feldstein (Booksmart, What We Do in the Shadows), enter the world of early 90s music journalism where she is forced to learn industry ropes and how to be a decent person.
Chatting to us, Giedroyc about translating the book to the screen with Moran’s complete involvement, filming in Wolverhampton and the challenges they faced, while Feldstein talks about the challenges of the accent and being the “perfect” choice for the lead role, something she was desperate to throw herself into. Indeed, they all agree that the film, while funny, has an important message for younger audiences about not pressuring yourself to be perfect and to be the best version of yourself.
You can watch the exclusive interviews below:
How To Build A Girl streams on Amazon Prime Video from Friday, July 24th.