Riley Keough, the granddaughter of rock legend Elvis Presley, took to Instagram on Saturday (June 3rd) to post a stunning photo of her and her Zola costar, Taylour Page.
A“You guys should do a superhero movie together. Oh wait, you did ZOLA,” model Juliette Lewis’ comment reads.
ccording to IMDb, Zola is a 2020 biographical comedy-drama that is based on the visual Twitter thread by Aziah “Zola” King, a stripper who embarks on a wild road trip to Florida. The tweeting saga inspires the Zola Tells All article by Rolling Stone. Paige notably stars as Zola and her new best friend, Stefani (Riley Keough) joins her on the road trip. Starring alongside Paige and Zola are Nicholas Braun, Colman Domingo, Jason Mitchell, Ts Madison, and Ari’el Stachel. The film is directed by Janicza Bravo, who is known for her work on 2013’s Gregory Go Boom.
Zola is already pretty popular, with an approval rating of 87% on Rotten Tomatoes. The film was released in the U.S. on June 30, 2021. It has so far raised $1.2 million in the box office.
Riley Keough Shares Details About Her Role in Zola
In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, Riley Keough shares more details about her role in Zola.
“I don’t know what about me is like screaming to everyone ‘sex worker’ but it keeps happening,” Riley explains. She goes on to say that she’s grateful that she has been given the opportunity to learn about the sex worker world. “I don’t think I would have ever explored to the degree that I have at this point.”
While also describing her character in the film, Riley says that Stefani is often referred to as a demon.
“She’s an evil incarnation and she’s complicated. She’s a villain, but all villains have their fair share of trauma and hardship.” Riley then notes that she tries to empathize with the character though.
Riley also states she felt excited and honored to work with Janicza [Bravo] and to be a part of this story and this film and this adaptation. Keough then admits that she wasn’t actually afraid of the role.
“I trusted Janicza and I trust her vision and what she wanted to communicate.” She also refers to the director as brilliant. “I felt excited and honored to work with Janicza and to be a part of this story and this film and this adaptation.”
Keough also clarifies that she understands Stefani is a wildly offensive character and really intense.
“She is very demonic. And so I think that I would understand how one would be afraid to play her, but when the intentions behind it are Janicza’s and are very profound.”