Chloe Sevigny's foolish fears in The Dead Don't Die

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 18 June 2019
Chloe Sevigny

Chloë Sevigny

Chloe Sevigny was embarrassed to be "playing the trauma and the stakes" in 'The Dead Don't Die' while her co-stars gave such a "deadpan" performance

Chloe Sevigny was scared she would look like an "utter fool" next to Adam Driver and Bill Murray in 'The Dead Don't Die'.

The 44-year-old actress stars alongside Adam, 35 and Bill, 68, in Jim Jarmusch's zombie-comedy film as small-town cops trying their best to deal with an uprising of the undead – and the 'Act' star admitted that she was embarrassed to be "playing the trauma and the stakes" while her co-stars gave such a "deadpan" performance.

In an interview with, she said: "I wasn't really playing the deadpan I was playing the trauma and the stakes.

"So I was just afraid that I was gonna look like an utter fool next to these too [Driver and Murray] out deadpanning each other."

Adam then joked: "We had a deadpan competition. Who could not move their mouth the most and not get their line out."

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' star Adam went on to explain that he and Bill weren't "consciously" giving a deadpan performance but thanks to the " thoughtful and introspective" characters written by Jim – who also helmed the film – he was able to easily portray his alter-ego.

He said: "I think it's that we're not consciously thinking let's do this deadpan his characters are like very thoughtful and introspective so there's a lot of thought and what comes out is you know minimal."

Chloe interjected: "It's more like the timing and the weight, there's a lot of breathe."

Adam replied: "You're watching people think a lot. That's what I liked about Jim is that he trusts that that's cinematic enough watching people think and [wondering] what they're gonna come out with."

The Dead Don't Die

  • 4 stars
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 43min
  • Directed by: Jim Jarmusch
  • Cast: Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tilda Swinton, Chloë Sevigny, Steve Buscemi, Danny Glover, Caleb Landry Jones, Rosie Perez, Iggy Pop, Sara Driver, RZA, Carol Kane, Selena Gomez, Tom Waits
  • UK release: 12 July 2019

Jarmusch’s homage to the zombie movie makes the humans criminally dumb and apathetic and the zombies thirsty for coffee, wi-fi and candy. Swinton works her usual magic as a Scottish samurai mortician, Sevigny excels as a dangerously empathetic cop and if it’s insufficiently scathing about the penal system, the silly…

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