A Chat w/ Rebecca Henderson on the Tribeca Premiere of "Driven"
Yes she's very cool & yes we talked about queerness on TV!
This piece is part of the Tribeca 2023 coverage here on “I Care About…” //
I’ve had an Uber turn into a therapy session or two but never has it gone this fucking far. In Driven, starring Rebecca Henderson as Teddy and Krissy Lemon as Yari, two strangers/artists meet during a rideshare and spend the rest of the day getting wrapped up in each other’s lives.
Has somebody ever told you to mind your own business but then kept talking anyway and told you all of theirs? That’s Yari. She is hella rude for no reason (in the best way possible lol) and taking her bad day out on Teddy who is having what feels like her own 30th bad day in a row. They meet when Teddy — a failed novelist who now sleeps on a twin bed in her brothers’ laundry room — picks her up from another unsuccessful gig where she’s a deaf yodeler.
They have a chemistry and it’s beyond the two of them being low-key failures at the things they love. Failure is a big word, it looks different for all of us. Maybe this episodic hit differently ‘cos I just got fired a few weeks ago lol but it was something I had to bring up in my chat with Rebecca.