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Awkward and ascending: Actor Lola Kirke talks to Pip Usher about auditions, America and her next act.

“I often play the subtle, intelligent, awkward babe, ” says Lola Kirke, slouching in a chair at the home that she shares with her boyfriend in East LA. Run through her current roll call of film credits and you’ll realize she’s not far off. First, there was Lola’s breakout lead role in Mistress America as Tracy Fishco, a beret-wearing college freshman. Then there is AWOL, a lesbian love story set in a small Pennsylvania town. With her flat, husky voice

  • Words:
    Pip Usher
  • Photography:
    Katie McCurdy
  • Styling:
    Susan Winget
  • Makeup:
    Sarah Uslan
  • Hair:
    Terri Walker

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  • Words:
    Pip Usher
  • Photography:
    Katie McCurdy
  • Styling:
    Susan Winget
  • Makeup:
    Sarah Uslan
  • Hair:
    Terri Walker
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