The 27 year old daughter of famed playwright and film director David Mamet has made a name for herself and is no longer just “that guy’s” daughter. Mamet is best known for her performance as Shoshanna Shapiro on the hit HBO show “Girls.”
From writer-director Diane Bell, “Bleeding Heart” tells the story of a yoga instructor named May played by Jessica Biel who tries to protect her sex-worker sister from her deadbeat boyfriend.
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In it Mamet plays Shiva, the sex-worker trapped in a violent relationship with her boyfriend Cody, played by Joe Anderson.
In an interview with The Huffington Post, Mamet explained how she prepared for the role, what it was like working with Biel and what to expect from the next season of “Girls.”
On doing yoga with Jessica Biel: “We did yoga a little bit when we were there together. But my best friend lives in L.A. [and] when we weren’t shooting, we’d go hiking or we’d see a stupid movie.”
She apparently did not need to do much research for the role saying, “It’s obvious what [Shiva] does for a living. I felt like what was more important was making her a colorful creature. The fact that she was a sex worker was just sort of circumstantial.”
On Girls season 4: “Yes. All I can say is more wild and crazy times will be had by all. I think it’s going to be fun.”