Salon Talks: Zoey Deutch

Actor Zoey Deutch discusses her darkest role yet in the new comedy “Flower.”

After playing unconventional adolescents in movies like "Vampire Academy," "Everybody Wants Some!" and "Before I Fall," Deutch now appears as opportunistic, high school "vigilante" Erica, whose life is upended by her troubled stepbrother-to-be. The LA Times recently praised the film for Deutch's "serious charisma and comic chops."

"When men play anti-heroes, they're perceived as morally ambiguous," Deutch told Mary Elizabeth Williams during a recent Salon Talks. "When a woman plays a part like this, they're perceived as possibly unlikable or lacking redeeming qualities," she said. "I wanted to put some middle fingers up to that double standard. I was so stoked to play this bold, passionate, interesting human being. Though she presents herself with this cavalier bravado, behind that is a real fragility."

Watch the video above to see Deutch talk about her movie mom Kathryn Hahn, and what it's like working with her real mom, "Back to the Future" star Lea Thompson. Tune in to SalonTV's live shows, "Salon Talks" and "Salon Stage", daily at noon ET / 9 a.m. PT and 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT, streaming live on Salon, Facebook and Periscope.

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