June 18, 2017

Laura Dern says narcissism in the acting world “can only last for so long,” and she ​called on the advertising world to change up press events to create a “teachable moment” where actors can discuss causes they are passionate about ​– rather than droning on about themselves.

The “Twin Peaks” and “Big Little Lies” star spoke in a Cannes Lions session ​that pitted Hollywood against the YouTube generation. She was joined on the ​Ketchum-hosted ​panel​ by comedian and YouTube creator Grace Helbig.

Dern said her Oscar-nominated role in the 2014 film “Wild” sparked a passion to raise awareness to fight lung cancer, as her character died from the disease. Dern said, “I was happy to do that, for me it was an act of service, a beautiful teachable moment.”

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