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Posted By Azra
Friday, February 12th, 2016

We have 19 pictures from the Esquire Photoshoot. Enjoy!

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Thanks to Riley Keough Brasil via Twitter

Posted By Azra
Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

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Riley Keough’s nails are striped with a riot of color—sparkly mahogany, mermaid blue, Manic Panic purple.

At Kure Spa in Silver Lake, we’re testing out polishes for a mani-pedi, and the tyranny of choice is killing us. We want all of the colors, like a unicorn’s mane. “I always want to go for the wild shades,” says Keough, her voice still a tad hoarse from pneumonia, “but most of the time, I just have to pick nude.” Defeated, she brings the Deborah Lippmann neutral back to our cushioned white perches where the spa technicians scrub away at our soles.

It’s a safe choice—the barely there hue won’t clash with the dark Dior ensemble she’ll wear tomorrow to the Critics’ Choice Awards (Mad Max: Fury Road, in which she plays a ruby-haired concubine on the run, snagged nine awards, including Best Director for George Miller)—but it also has an intriguing resonance with Keough’s latest project. In The Girlfriend Experience, set to premiere on Starz next month, the actress plays a Chicago law student who revels in the empowerment and detachment of sex work—and spends a lot of her time naked in the throes of calculated ecstasy. Innocuous nail shades aside, the role, like many of Keough’s career choices, is a high-wire feat that should pay off big time. In the span of a few flurried years, Keough, 26, has defined herself as a gutsy and unvarnished actress who doesn’t blanch at stripping down for steamy sex scenes (hetero, lesbian, or otherwise) or playing a harem member in a dust-raw dystopia. Her laid-back personality—at times in our conversation, she tips her head back like she’s sunning at the beach, her voice close to a sigh—translates on-screen as unflappable. She’s a naturalistic performer who has yet to blink.

Posted By Azra
Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

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There is a weird familiarity with Riley Keough that too many people have without really knowing Riley Keough, perhaps because there are so many ways to have glimpsed her: as a fashion model for Dolce & Gabbana, Dior, and Victoria’s Secret; as the woman born into forever being known as the eldest granddaughter of Elvis, the daughter of Lisa Marie Presley, and, later, the stepdaughter of Michael Jackson before Nicolas Cage (making her perpetual gossip-headline fodder); as that sister of Dakota Fanning’s character in The Runaways, that stripper Nora in Magic Mike, and that scarlet-haired Capable, one of the five escaped breeders of a water-hoarding desert tyrant, in Mad Max: Fury Road (on the set of which she met her Australian stuntman of a husband). Though now is a good time to actually get to know her—particularly as a savvy law-school student and call girl named Christine on the new Starz series The Girlfriend Experience (premiering April 10), which was inspired by Steven Soderbergh’s eponymous 2009 film. Or in the heartfelt indie Lovesong. Or as a soft-spoken partner in genuine conversation about moneymaking, confidence, and the mechanics of not exactly lovemaking, as she was while sitting recently with Esquire’s chief What I’ve Learned interviewer, Cal Fussman, at the Sunset Tower Hotel, in Los Angeles.

> I’m not shy. I’m quiet.

With my close friends, I talk a lot. But if I’m at a big dinner, I’m not gonna walk in and go introduce myself to everybody. If I don’t feel like saying stuff, I just won’t say stuff.

My third-grade teacher actually made me go outside and yell words across the parking lot—just to be louder. I didn’t get what was happening. It felt unnatural. It made me feel like I’m shy.

I guess I just took that on for a while. I thought I would never be able to act because of it.

> I was always interested in having my own money—not my family’s money.

I don’t think it had anything to do with me being Elvis’s granddaughter. None of my drive was I need to get away from my family legacy! I wanted to save up the money to go to film school.

People always ask, How crazy is it that your grandpa was Elvis and your stepdad was Michael Jackson? I make them happy and say, “Yeah, it’s sooooo crazy!” But actually, I don’t think about it, ever.

The reality is I know as much about my grandpa as you’d know about a grandpa you never met.

But I always wanted my own money, and I just loved working. I’d work at a jewelry store supergluing flowers on sandals for thirty dollars a week. I’d set up a little store in the living room and sell stuff that I’d been given for a dollar to my mother’s staff.

I remember this Disney watch that Michael gave me. I think I sold that for five.

> I don’t know why modeling worked for me, because I’m short. But I liked it because it let me buy my own furniture.

> I started working so much that I didn’t finish high school, and then I didn’t go to film school. So after a while, I thought, Fuck, what do I do?

I’m going to try acting.

But I was battling that stigma. Oh, Riley’s too shy. And when my agent got me auditions, I wouldn’t go. I was really scared.

Then came an audition for The Runaways. And I thought, If I don’t try at least once, I’ll never know what would’ve happened.

So I went in terrified and clueless and sat with the casting director. We did a scene three times. I almost blacked out, I was so nervous. I thought it was the worst thing I’d ever done. I booked it.

I’m thinking, I don’t even know what I’m doing. I’m not an actor.

Two days in, I started to get it.

> I had a little lucky streak for a minute, booked another movie. Booked another movie. Booked another movie. This is fucking easy.

I see this with a lot of people who start acting. You go in—I got this, and you’re cocky, and people like that, so they hire you. Then you get beaten up a little bit. Everything crashes. Oh my God. Am I a shit actor? Then you’re not so cocky.

When I was about twenty-one, nothing for a year.

> What do you do in a year like that? Make bad decisions.

> People make you think you need to audition for everything, and that the goal is to make millions and millions and be an action star and be in the biggest blockbusters. And yeah, some fucking movies are cool as fuck. Like, I loved being in Mad Max. That’s cool. But no one ever said: You don’t have to go on things you don’t want to go on. I don’t care if I do one movie every two years. That’s important.

> In The Girlfriend Experience, I didn’t want Christine just to be the hot girl who’s in law school and does sex work but also is smart. I guess we all wanted her to be kind of cynical and smart, and kind of like a man about her life and her career, and not really emotionally connected to intellectualizing her feelings about things.

There’s sex in every episode. I did talk to a girl who used to do this sex work, and she said she would find one thing that she liked about the person and just focus on that the whole time. I didn’t really do that, but I thought that was interesting.

What I did do was I became kind of mechanical, and I had no emotional connection whatsoever to anything. I didn’t feel gross, didn’t feel awkward. I didn’t feel anything. It was like having a cup of coffee.

> It made me realize that sex isn’t—I don’t know. On one hand, I’m like, it’s really special and it’s the closest you get to the person you love, so it should just be for the person you love. But then another part of me is like, is that something that people just teach us?

> I’m writing a film at the moment, hopefully going to direct it this year. No actors. The leads are real people. It’s based on a lot of true stories. It’s gonna be cool, I think.

> But yeah, just film for now. Eventually I want to move to Hawaii and chill forever.


Posted By Azra
Friday, February 5th, 2016

Posted By Azra
Monday, February 1st, 2016

Enjoy the new portraits of Riley. For now we only have them in MQ!

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