Video Interview: ‘MISTRESS AMERICA’ Star/Co-Writer Greta Gerwig On Her Writing Process, Handling Criticism


Preston Barta // Features Editor

Fresh Fiction had the chance to speak with star and co-writer Greta Gerwig (FRANCES HA) about her latest film MISTRESS AMERICA. She talked to us about her writing process with her husband/director Noah Baumbach, how she handles and gives criticism, and ideas she wish she could take credit for.

Note: Look for our full review of the film on Friday.


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Preston Barta

I have been working as a film journalist since 2010, dividing the first four years between radio broadcasting and entertainment writing in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. In 2014, I entered Fresh Fiction ( as the features editor. The following year, I stepped into the film critic position at the Denton Record-Chronicle, a daily North Texas print publication. My time is dedicated to writing theatrical film reviews, at-home entertainment columns, and conducting interviews with on-screen talent and filmmakers, as well as hosting a podcast devoted to genre filmmaking (called My Bloody Podcast). I've been married for seven happy years, and I have one son who is all about dinosaurs just like his dad.