With an all-star cast and enough buzz to make you go deaf, Spring Breakers is already one of the most-talked-about movies of 2013. Under the steady hand of Harmony Korine, this promised to be a lot more than your average teen flick — and, if you ask us, it delivered. Since you've probably already bought your tickets and are possibly waiting outside the theater in line right now, why not dig a little deeper into this genre-bending film? We chatted with Ashley Benson, Rachel Korine, and Harmony himself at the SXSW premiere about being badass, working with Disney stars, and obviously, spring break.
Ashley Benson, Britt
In the previews, you seem like the badass of the group. How much of a badass are you in real life?
"I’m not. I watched the film and was like, “Who is that?” That’s why it was so much fun! I got to play a completely different character and I really got into it because I’ve never done something like this. It was very fun."
How was the taste of independent cinema?
"It was so awesome."
Do you think you might want to do another indie movie?
"Of course. I've been on Pretty Little Liars for the past four years where you have to stick to the script, and you can't put your opinion in. With an indie film — with Harmony I got to improv the whole time. It was so amazing. I definitely want to do more independent films. I think they're more raw, they're more real, and you get more material to work with than just the happy-go-lucky scripts."
Did you go back and watch Kids or Gummo?
"I watched Kids, but I haven't seen any of his other movies. With Kids I was literally like, 'woah…' I got on set and thought how amazing this was."
Photo: Courtesy of Muse Productions.
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