Sofia Coppola: ‘My most embarrassing moment? Being on the cover of a magazine that said, “Did she ruin The Godfather?”’
The film-maker on wanting to be an editor, why she can’t tell lies and being in the jungle during filming of Apocalypse Now
Born in New York, Coppola, 51, started her career as an actor, playing roles including Mary Corleone in The Godfather Part III, directed by her father, Francis Ford Coppola. She went on to become a film-maker, and won a best original screenplay Oscar for 2003’s Lost in Translation. Her 2010 film Somewhere took the Golden Lion at the Venice international film festival, and her remake of The Beguiled won her best director at Cannes in 2017. Her directorial feature debut, 1999’s The Virgin Suicides, is available on 4K UHD, Blu-ray, DVD and digital. She is married with two children and lives in New York.
When were you happiest?
Driving my convertible over the Bay Bridge when I was 18, listening to Thinking of You by Sister Sledge.