Greta Gerwig celebrated four Golden Globe nominations for her film “Lady Bird,” including a nod for her screenplay. When reached by phone Monday morning, between congratulation calls from her hometown of Sacramento, she responded graciously to the question of whether she had been unjustly snubbed in the Golden Globes’ director category.
I was going to ask if you were in Sacramento, but clearly not.
I'm actually in LA at the moment, but there's been lots of phone calls from Sacramento. It's very heartening that so many people from my hometown have gone to the movie and reached out to me. It feels like a real moment for the city. People have been taking selfies at different locations from the movie, which I love. It's the place that gave me roots and wings. I was just in France and England, and after screenings, people would say, 'I feel like I'm from Sacramento, even if I'm from Paris." And I was like, "Uh, it's very different." But I think it's a response to the understanding of what home feels like — how home is a place that really only comes into focus as you're leaving it.