VICE TALKS FILM

We Met Sasha Lane, the Breakout Star of 'American Honey'

We met the breakout star of 'American Honey' to talk about how she was discovered on a beach during spring break, and what it was like working with director Andrea Arnold.

by VICE Staff
07 February 2017, 11:00pm

In this episode of  VICE Talks Film, host Hannah Ewens meets Sasha Lane, first-time actor and breakout star of Andrea Arnold's new film,  American Honey.

Lane was partying on a beach in Florida over spring break when she was plucked from obscurity and cast as a lead in the movie, which explores American youth culture. Lane plays Star, a southern girl who leaves home to join a magazine-sales crew, before falling in love with wildcard Jake, played by Shia LaBeouf. Trekking across the States in a van, drinking, smoking weed, and scamming the rich, Star and the crew learn about themselves outside of the confines of the poverty and unhappiness they're running from.

We caught up with the 21-year-old Texan, and she shared her unusual fairytale origin story, what it was like working instinctively with the Fishtank director, and how you can find light in the darkest places.

American Honey is screening at Shimmerlands open air cinema on February 8. Purchase tickets here and absorb full details of their incredible summer program of outdoor gigs, cinema and al fresco dining here.