'Uncut Gems' star Julia Fox was dominatrix in high school, staged art show with blood: 'I got into sex industry'

'I heard about another girl who was doing it and that there was no sex or nudity. It was role playing'


                            'Uncut Gems' star Julia Fox was dominatrix in high school, staged art show with blood: 'I got into sex industry'
Julia Fox (Getty Images)

Julia Fox, who is getting a lot of praise for her big screen debut in the movie 'Uncut Gems', where she portrays the role of a feisty jewelry saleswoman who is having an affair with her gambling addict boss, said that she was a dominatrix when she was in high school.

The revelation was during an interview with the Hollywood Reporter when the 29-year-old star was asked what her first job was when she was young.

"I worked at a shoe store on 86th Street called Orva, in the hosiery department because nobody went there. That's where they put me because I was too incapable of doing anything. Then I worked in an ice cream shop and a pastry shop. Then I got into the sex industry, doing S&M stuff," she replied.

When a shocked interviewer asked Julia, "How does one do that in high school?" she explained, "I heard about another girl who was doing it and that there was no sex or nudity. It was role playing."

Julia Fox attends the 'Uncut Gems' premiere during the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival at Princess of Wales Theatre on September 9, 2019, in Toronto, Canada. (Getty Images)

Apart from having an unconventional job in her teenage years, Julia has reportedly staged an art show with paintings using her own blood and also directed a short film about sex trafficking in Nevada.

When asked whether she had to fight to secure her debut role, Julia said, "The studios wanted a big name actress. Josh was able to secure a screen test for me with Adam — at Barneys (department store) and at a karaoke bar."

She gave kudos to her costar, Adam Sandler, who she said made her feel comfortable on the sets. "He was just always building my confidence. I don't think he'd ever worked with a non-actress," she said.

Adam, who is already creating Oscar buzz for his role in the movie, also complemented Fox's acting skills. “She’s incredible and very instinctive,” he said. “I never knew what the heck would happen.”

Julia said that she wants to try her hand at everything after this. "I want to create a TV show, I want to direct, I want to produce," she said.