Greta Gerwig on Monday celebrated the four Golden Globes nominations for her film “Lady Bird,” including one for best motion picture comedy and another for her screenplay. Like an awards-season pro, she fielded a question about her glaring absence in the director category with grace.
I was going to ask if you were in Sacramento, but clearly not.
I'm actually in L.A. 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.