Sofia Coppola Talks "The Bling Ring" in Vogue Australia

Posted Tuesday July 16, 2013 3:23 PM GMT

Her new film "The Bling Ring" recently hit the big screen, and now Sofia Coppola chats about directing the controversial flick in Vogue Australia magazine's Love issue.

While donning designer duds from Giorgio Armani and Louis Vuitton for the Paul Jasmin-shot spread, the 42-year-old director/producer revealed the way she approached the drama and discussed her childhood in Los Angeles.

Check out a few highlights from Miss Coppola's interview below. For more, be sure to visit Vogue Australia!

On directing a film about stealing:
"Based on a true story, it's totally different to anything else I've done. But I like a challenge. The business of stealing labels becomes [the thieves] equivalent of eating candy all the time. Way out of balance, it quickly turns bad. Throughout the film, I was trying hard not to be judgmental because i wanted the audience to react and make their own decision. I do think it is a big part of our culture and the reality is not being addressed."

On reading up on the robberies through tabloids:
"What really helped was seeing the transcripts with the kids... When the Rebecca character was being interviewed by the police about her victims, she suddenly asks, 'What did Lindsay say?' You could not make it up!"

On her childhood in Hollywood:
"There are no comparisons with the kids of 'The Bling Ring' it was very different then. People were accomplished. That 'famous for being famous' atmosphere didn't exist."

Photo Credit: Paul Jasmin for Vogue Australia