SL: It’s so crazy that she just came to me in the middle of Spring Break – right up on the beach in the middle of Panama City.
We’re dealing with all ranges of the sonic spectrum. You just have to extract that and keep it with you and let that other shit go.
But let’s switch gears – how did you and Shia La Beouf develop the relationship between your characters? SL: I think it was…[sighs] I connected to him like I connected to everyone else, but with Shia we were consumed by one another. Just achieve anything else that gives you hope for the rest of your life. Rising up from the sewers of Philadelphia, Jacob Knight is a man out of time currently residing in Austin, TX.
Even though I was having the craziest Spring Break.
And that’s such a big beach with so many people there and for me to be the one she asks to get in her car…I’m still blown away. Life is mapped out a certain way and it was probably supposed to happen just like that.
American Honey is not only one of the absolute best films to play at Fantastic Fest ‘16; it’s one of the best movies to come out this year, period. I still can’t wrap my head around it, but it was meant to happen.
Yet none of it would work if it weren’t for Sasha Lane – the twenty-year-old untrained actress writer/director Andrea Arnold spotted at a Spring Break party in Panama City, Florida and successively cast as the lead in her nearly three-hour, mostly improvised epic road trip into the burning, dangerous core of America’s heartland. BMD: It seems like you brought that mentality to the movie itself, because there isn’t so much a narrative as it is a confluence of events that happen in this one young woman’s life. Arnold, how much of that was directed and how much was found in the moment?Even when we had conflict, there was still love there, you know? There isn’t a set soundtrack, per se, but we’ll get snippets of Chris Brown and Rihanna on the overhead speakers in a grocery store or trap rap coming through the van’s radio.It almost plays like a non-traditional musical at times. Rumors are swirling that Shia La Beouf and his girlfriend Mia Goth are engaged. The actress first sparked speculation when she stepped out wearing a diamond ring (on that finger! PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Shia La Beouf This is the first time the couple has been photographed together since April.