Renate Reinsve on ‘World’s Ugliest Man’ and New Fame
In October, Ms. Reinsve’s nascent fame and her surroundings were appreciated at a party after the screening of “World’s Ugliest Man” at Viennale, the international film festival economics of Vienna. The guests hesitantly approached Ms. Reinsve – at the hotel bar, in the bathroom – to compliment her performance, as well as the gold Dior suit she was wearing.
Ms. Reinsve was friendly and chatty, but as the evening wore on she was drawn to the mix of salsa, pop and reggaeton playing in the ballroom. Finally, with the help of a friend, she exchanged her black heels for hotel slippers and stepped onto the dance floor, where an hour later she appeared, one arm blazer, sweaty skin and tousled hair. .
Ms. Reinsve grew up in Solbergelva, a village in Norway that she describes as “a road between two places”. She calls her upbringing “complicated.”
“I didn’t have a good time growing up,” she said. Acting at a local theater became her consolation.
At the age of 16, Ms. Reinsve dropped out of school and left home. She wanted to run to Costa Rica or another warm country but could only afford a ticket to Edinburgh. There, she had enough money for a week in the dormitory.
She tries to find a job, but no one will hire her. In the end, the innkeeper had to repent. “He asked, ‘Have you ever poured beer? “” said Miss Reinsve. “‘Is not.’ “But did you work in a bar?” ‘No.’ ‘OK, but are you over 18?’ ‘Is not.’ He rolled his eyes and said, “Fine, you’re hired.”
Ms Reinsve said she has always felt very different from the rest of her family, and from an early age she began to ask many of the kinds of questions she still struggles with today. “Like, “How and why do people relate to each other? “She speaks. “It started happening because of my complicated relationships with some people in my life.”
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