i dont like cats

and i dont want a dog

i dont want kids. and i dont have a girlfriend.

i dont want a house. and i dont own a boat.

i dont want a mortgage. and i dont own many stocks.

i dont want fancy clothes. and i dont own a cane.

i dont want this pot belly. and i dont have a gym membership.

im a lot like you and you and you.

but odds are i dont want to be.

i wish i was a lot like you and you and you.

and i dont think i’ll ever be.

but i do like that cat.

and not just cuz its black.

Since I grew up in Los Angeles

I see the city in a very personal way and I wanted to show Los Angeles the way I grew up in it.

There’s a light in L.A. that is very different from the East Coast,

and there’s an expansiveness.

There is much that is ugly in L.A.,

but also a kind of beauty in the ugliness.

I love that there are still sections of the Sunset Strip without high-rises.

That you can be at a farmers market surrounded by 1920s Craftsman homes

and then halfway down the street is a ninety-nine-cent store.

The way the dust catches the light, how green it is.

The beauty of the sky in winter.

– Jennifer Jason Leigh in conversation on her latest film Greenberg