Martin gave her best orgasm face in Lars von Trier’s gritty sex epic Nymphomaniac and continues to dive headfirst into left-of-centre, unglamorous roles. Next, she’ll star in High-Rise, an adaptation of JG Ballard’s darkest nightmare. She also played a convincing factory girl in Steven Meisel’s Warhol-referencing AW14 Miu Miu campaign. Her gutsy balancing act of high fashion with high-risk picks makes her one of the leading actresses of our generation.
What was your defining pop culture moment of 2014?
Stacy Martin: Seeing River of Fundament by Matthew Barney at ENO.
What was the most intense part of filming High-Rise?
Stacy Martin: Finding skeletons wrapped in plastic in a disused Co-op.
How would you spend your time if you were holed up in a luxury hotel room?
Stacy Martin: Trying to get out – it stops being luxury if you’re holed up.
What’s your favourite song and movie of 2014?
Stacy Martin: “Mindface” by Dan’l Boone and Lilting by Hong Khaou.
How do you think that style and pop culture will change in 2015?
Stacy Martin: By surprising us.
In 15 words, sum up what we can expect from you in 2015.
Stacy Martin: I’m not sure myself, so we’ll have to discover that one at the same time!
What’s the most exciting thing about the music/film/fashion industry today?
Stacy Martin: The possibility for everyone and anyone to create and share.
What new skill did you learn this year?
Stacy Martin: Smoking for a film. I didn’t particularly like it.
Who’s an unsung cultural hero that you discovered this year?
Stacy Martin: Neil Michael Hagerty.
Who should have been at number one on the Dazed 100?
Stacy Martin: Lars von Trier.
Originally published in Dazed