In Frances Ha, a 27-year-old (Greta Gerwig) navigates New York City — and the transition from prolonged adolescence to proper adulthood. Gerwig and director Noah Baumbach co-wrote the script; they join Fresh Air's Terry Gross to talk about the project.
Baumbach's latest film is "Mr. Jealousy," about an irrationally jealous young man who is obsessed with his girlfriend's ex-lovers. He joins the therapy group of his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend in order to learn more about him. Baumbach wrote and directed the film, as well as his previous debut film "Kicking and Screaming." "Mr. Jealousy stars Eric Stoltz, Annabella Sciorra, and Chris Eigeman who we hear from later in the show.
On Showtime's dark comedy series, Laura Linney plays a terminally ill cancer patient. The actress's own father died from lung cancer while the series was being made; her mother was a cancer nurse when Linney was young. These experiences, she says, inform her performance.