Jemima Kirke doesn’t channel her relationship issues into her work | Entertainment
Jemima Kirke does not use her own relationship issues in her work.
The 37-year-old actress divorced Michael Mosberg – the father of her children Rafaella, 11, and Memphis, 9 – in 2019, but she insisted it would not have been appropriate to lean on his personal experiences for his role in ‘Conversations with Friends’.
She said: “If I’m playing a woman in a difficult marriage, I won’t think about my own marriage because I’m committing to it and that’s not the job.
“Nobody is the bad guy here, nobody is right or wrong.
“It’s a book that really lives in the gray area of relationships.”
Although Jemima isn’t interested in the kind of open relationships portrayed on the show – an adaptation of Sally Rooney’s bestselling novel – she can understand the appeal of polygamy.
She said: “There’s no formula for how you love someone and there’s no right or wrong.
“You can hurt people, but that doesn’t always mean you hurt them.
“People who are in open relationships will love this. I couldn’t do that, but I understand what they’re saying.
The former ‘Girls’ star admitted she could be “moody” on set, but insisted all the actors were the same.
She said: “Filming is a bit like summer camp in that you kind of get thrown into a space with people you don’t know but have similar interests and hopefully you click.
“Most of the actors, including me, are in a bad mood and want to get the job done.”
Although Joe Alwyn plays Jemima’s husband on the show, they don’t get many scenes together due to their characters’ troubled relationship. So they spent a lot of time working on their story when the cameras weren’t rolling.
She added to OK! Magazine: “There’s not a lot of screen time with them alone so you don’t necessarily see how they function as a couple when they’re alone.
“It’s something that Joe and I had to create together that we never really got to stage.”