PARK CITY, Utah – The It Girl of the Sundance Film Festival is reclined on a couch, finally taking a breath after a relentless day of being whisked around a snowier-than-usual Park City. Because of her performance opposite Jon Hamm and Geena Davis in one this year’s buzziest premieres, she’s being called the breakout star of the festival, I tell her.
“Oh yes? Good for me!” Lois Smith starts cackling, throwing her head back at the incredulity of it all. “I think in our profession that’s what you say if somebody is doing something new. So, yeah…breakout role? Good for me.” She laughs again, setting up her punchline: “And I’m only 17…”
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