If you're not obsessed with Myrna the Monster, you're about to be.
Myrna, the up-and-coming monster/alien/actress at the center of MTV (Other)'s short film "Myrna the Monster," is your cool new best friend, the girl next door, but with better clothes. Think Mindy Kaling's personality, in a monster's body and with some semi-traumatic memories of her former life on the moon.
Here, take a look at the trailer:
Debuting at the Sundance Film Festival today (January 23), the short was written and directed by Ian Samuels, with music by members of YACHT. And if Myrna sounds a lot like Kathleen Hanna, well, she should.
We're so taken with Myrna that we got her to take a few minutes out of her busy schedule and answer a few of our burning questions. Read on, and get to know her a little better.
What’s one piece of advice you’d give to your younger self?MTV
Don't take things for granted. You don't ever know if some jerk jock astronaut is going to pull you off your moon.
When did you know you wanted to be an actress?MTV
A few months ago during yoga in warrior pose. Truth is it's hard in LA; there are so many of us. You know, you go on a lot of auditions, but I feel like this is my year.
Can you share your best dating tip?MTV
Best dating tip-- Always swipe right on everybody no matter what because you never know.
What or who are your biggest creative influences?
Brangelina and Emma Watson is a feminist now and cut her hair.
What’s your favorite thing about yourself?MTV
I like being small because I fit in small places. Sometimes I play the recorder. Oh my god, and my sidestep dancing. Can I give three?
What’s your worst vice?
What’s your best piece of advice for young women?
Follow your dreams.
What’s next for you?MTV
Follow Myrna's adventures at Sundance on Instagram.