Inflection Point: A conversation with Parker Posey
Dubbed the “Queen of the Indies,” Parker Posey has appeared in nearly 90 films and television productions,
including bonafide cult classics like "Dazed and Confused," "Best in Show," "Waiting for Guffman" and "The House of Yes"-- for which she personally won special jury recognition at Sundance. And she’s entered the mainstream more than once with "You’ve Got Mail," "Superman Returns" and "The Good Wife," plus a slew of others. In an industry that loves conformity, Parker Posey has, according to The New Yorker magazine --"cemented herself as the greatest character actress of the last few decades." And at Cannes this spring, she established herself as a strong advocate for gender equality on the UN He-For-She panel.
Now Parker Posey appears in Woody Allen's newest film, “Irrational Man,” starring Joaquin Phoenix as a professor with a tormented past, arriving at a college campus to teach a summer course. He becomes the center of wishful thinking by Parker Posey, who also plays a professor--aching to be stolen away from her humdrum campus life.
Lauren Schiller spoke with Parker Posey at her hotel in San Francisco, just before the release of "Irrational Man."