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Rachel Zegler Talks ‘Y2K’ Movie, ’90s Vogue, SXSW & Extra

Rachel Zegler Talks ‘Y2K’ Movie, ’90s Vogue, SXSW & Extra


Rachel Zegler wasn’t but born on Dec. 31, 1999, when the world watched and waited to see if the world would screech to a halt at midnight. As an alternative, the actress is attending to expertise the Y2K mass hysteria retrospectively because the star of Kyle Mooney’s directorial debut “Y2K,” which lately debuted throughout SXSW

“The one comparability I could make is 2012, as a result of everyone was freaking out in regards to the Mayan calendar ending and that we had been all gonna die,” says Zegler, shortly earlier than heading out for the movie’s premiere in Austin. 

“The one factor I actually knew about it was this YouTube video I got here throughout a pair years in the past, a couple of VHS tape that was a survival information for Y2K,” she provides. “And it included Invoice Clinton’s presidential briefings about what was gonna occur, and that every little thing was gonna be OK.”

Zegler stars within the movie alongside Jaeden Martell and Julian Dennison, as teenagers attending a New 12 months’s Eve celebration; Zegler is the love curiosity. The story doesn’t unfold the way you count on.

“What I really like about Kyle as a author and a director is that he takes these tropes and spins them on their head,” she says. “As a result of it looks as if it’s only a coming of age film — every little thing’s main as much as this excellent New 12 months’s night time, and who’s gonna kiss at midnight? After which hastily it’s like, oh — it’s a catastrophe comedy.”

A nonetheless from “Y2K.”


Zegler acquired her first name in regards to the movie whereas she was in Loss of life Valley on one other venture. 

“I learn the script whereas strolling across the desert, refreshing my electronic mail and making an attempt to get it to obtain,” says Zegler. “I simply thought it was so totally different than something I had gotten to do earlier than — and I really like Kyle. I’m a very large fan of his YouTube channel and of his work on ‘Saturday Night time Stay,’ so it was sort of a surefire ‘sure’ for me,” she provides. “It’s so totally different than something I’ve ever gotten to do earlier than.”

One other perk: experiencing Y2K style. “I acquired to put on actually enjoyable butterfly clips and this sheer black high over purple shiny pants, and the thick Doc Martens,” says Zegler, who’s additionally at the moment an envoy for Dior. “A quintessential ’90s New 12 months’s outfit.”

Filming took Zegler again to her hometown of Clifton, N.J. The solid bonded with a mini {golfing} outing — Zegler’s “childhood mini golf course” — and her first scene was filmed on the identical avenue that she realized methods to trip a motorcycle. It marked a full-circle second for the actress, who’s skilled a fast rise within the business since making her debut in “West Aspect Story” in 2021.

After the premiere in Austin, Zegler was trying ahead to taking a trip. She’s had a busy few years: along with the discharge of “Starvation Video games” final fall, she additionally lately wrapped manufacturing for the “Snow White” stay adaptation, which she leads, set to premiere subsequent 12 months.

Mid-interview, a younger fan approaches the actress in her resort foyer with a style praise: “I simply wished to say I really like your outfit. You look so fairly.” 

Zegler is sporting a couture look by Viktor & Rolf, chosen by her stylist Sarah Slutsky, which options strips of torn and reduce cloth.

“I’m a very large fan of the model and the way they subvert expectations with their style. And I really feel like our film sort of subverts expectations,” says Zegler of her premiere look. “Contemplating it is a catastrophe comedy, we wished to go together with the ‘ultimate lady’ look. Certainly one of my favourite traces in ‘Heathers’ is: ‘Veronica, you seem like hell.’ And she or he goes, ‘yeah — I simply acquired again.’”

Rachel Zegler

Rachel Zegler

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