Sofia Coppola will now take you behind the scenes of her Priscilla Presley biopic
“The hardest part of writing the script was removing so many incredible details from Priscilla’s memoir,” she says. “I was interested in trying to imagine what it must have been like growing up in this world through his eyes.”
Currently in preparation for Priscillaof the upcoming shoot in Toronto, Coppola took a little break to chat with Vogue about joining Instagram, her favorite followings, meeting former Miss Presley, and more.
vogue: Welcome to Instagram! Why did it take you so long to create your own account?
Sofia Coppola: I kinda like to exist in a bubble just for the sake of my own creativity. I don’t want to be inundated with too many distractions. I’m a little tired of joining Instagram, but I love that it’s a great source for stock footage. There’s another part about self-promotion that’s not really my style. But with this new movie I’m about to start, I thought it might be a fun way to share some of the stuff I’ve accumulated over the years for anyone interested in my work.
Have you thought about the type of content you want to share?
I’m quite shy and I don’t want to do everything with me. Part of the reason I like being a director is because it’s more exterior. I much prefer being behind the camera, so I’m more interested in sharing what I’m working on. Also, over the past year, I’ve gone through all of my archives and thought it would be fun to share those materials in a more personal way.
Can you specify what exactly you found in your archives?
I found a lot of photos of BTS that I hadn’t seen in a while. We used to take Polaroids during fittings, so there are lots of great photos of Kirsten and the girls from virgins who committed suicide. My Mom and I Found Hundreds of Hours of BTS Footage She Shot During Marie Antoinette, and there are still so many more of my other movies that I have to browse. I hope it will be interesting for people who are interested in my work. My daughter Romy is about to turn sixteen and she loves it The bling ring right now, so it was fun to go back to this film and show him all the photos and videos we took during the filming. I’m gonna have to send you a picture I found of me with all the girls in Paris Hilton’s closet.