‘It’s about modern-day rebellion and anarchy,’ says Marling. Look at what Lena Dunham and Tina Fey have done in television.‘I’m a corporate spy who makes herself over as a hippy to infiltrate this group of anarchists living in the woods and organising culture “jams”, which are terrorist acts against corporations. It’s so exciting to see storytelling change, to see narratives from a female perspective, a groundswell of young women saying: “We’re tired of the one-dimensional girlfriend/wife/daughter characters.”’ Marling is unnecessarily self-effacing, insisting the real reason she’s a Hollywood ‘triple threat’ (actor/writer/producer) is purely logistical. They’d say: “We’ve got to get this to Kirsten Dunst.” I’d say: “I was thinking maybe I could do it?For two months in 2009, Brit and her friend Zal Batmanglij joined the so-called 'freegans' who lived in tents on the street and ate food salvaged from rubbish bins - indeed on their official website they describe their way of life as the 'total boycott of an economic system where the profit has eclipsed ethical considerations'.
There was a job for her at the prestigious banking firm when she graduated but instead, to her parents’ horror, she went in a different direction, metaphorically and literally.Brit isn't short for Britney - it's actually her whole name. Well, her parents named her after her Norweigen maternal grandmother, who also has the unusual moniker. A woman of many talents, Brit is not only an accomplished actress, giving nuanced performances, but she's also a great writer and director who can work on multiple mediums (including documentaries and short film).In the UK, it's actually a man's name (who knew) while it is frequently used as a nickname for Birgitta in Scandanavia. It's no surprise then that she was her class valedictorian and got two degrees in economics and studio art from Georgetown University.The idea of a character like that became really appealing.' One of the most frequently Googled questions about Brit is whether or not just follows Hollywood's favourite made-up religion, Scientology.Maybe it's something to do with the fact that she's starred as a cult leader in . Either way, she's never stated that she is a Scientologist, so we're inclined to say she isn't.