Zosia Mamet often feels “lonely”.
The 26-year-old actress moved to New York three years ago after landing a role in hit TV series Girls. She now lives in the Brooklyn area with her boyfriend Evan Jonigkeit, who also plays her current on-screen love interest.
Despite struggling in the Big Apple she finally feels comfortable and is determined to ignore her generation’s ideas of settling down when living with a man.
“I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else now, but it can feel so overwhelming, like a scene in a musical when everyone breaks into a choreographed dance, and everyone knows it but me. I just went to the grocery store and sat in my apartment and was just so f**king lonely,” she told British newspaper The Telegraph.
“There’s been an interesting perspective shift: wanting to get married and have kids is almost thought of as unfeminist. It’s come to be seen as weak or desperate or that your priorities are out of whack. I think the definition of feminism has been a bit b*****dised, and it needs to be addressed. It doesn’t mean losing your femininity.”
Zosia’s parents are American playwright, essayist, screenwriter and film director David Mamet and actress Lindsay Crouse. This caused mixed reactions when she revealed her acting dream, with some people unwilling to give her a helping hand.
Now she has finally made it as a successful actress Zosia doesn’t intend on bringing herself down by reading negative comments.
“I think often people have incredibly high expectations, and sometimes people really didn’t want to give me special treatment so they went the opposite way, and were incredibly hard on me. But I also grew up in this, so it didn’t feel totally foreign to me. And a lot of the people I was introduced to growing up are people I ended up working with,” she explained.
“I understand that sometimes people deserve criticism, that’s totally fine. Everyone is welcome to their opinion. I just don’t want to know all of them, so I don’t read reviews… I think to do that, you have to have incredibly thick skin. And that can often create a disconnect between you and your emotions.”
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