Vanessa graciously covers the new issue of Porter Magazine with a brand new photoshoot and interview:
VANESSA KIRBY’s beautifully wrought performance in Pieces of a Woman has earned her Best Actress nominations across the board this awards season – but filming it has changed her on a deeply personal level, too. She talks to KATIE BERRINGTON about gratitude, grief and how preparing for the role on a maternity ward was the best afternoon of her life
For Vanessa Kirby, celebrating her first ever Oscar nomination during a national lockdown meant a party for two at home, with balloons and champagne from her sister, and an evening spent FaceTiming her friends. This might have been a more low-key affair than the festivities of other years – a treadmill of press breakfasts, lunches and events in LA – but Kirby wouldn’t have had it any other way. “I heard the news and I was so shaky, and then I just got to hold my sister’s hand all night and talk to my best friends,” she smiles, still incredulous, when I congratulate her the next day. “I got to experience it from such a calm place and I’m just feeling deeply grateful.”
EDIT: Vanessa also made a video interview for this shoot which is available on Porter’s official youtube channel, entitled, First Time with Vanessa Kirby.