VICE Talks Film with Sasha Lane
We meet the star of 'American Honey' to talk about being discovered on a beach during spring break, working with director Andrea Arnold and her two-month American road trip.
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, an exploration of American youth culture. Lane's character is 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 rich people, Star and the others learn about themselves outside the confines of the poverty or unhappiness they're running from.
Here, the 21-year-old Texan describes her unusual fairy-tale origin story, what it was like working instinctively with the empathetic Fishtank director and how you can find light in the darkest places.