Chloë Sevigny thought spoof videos of herself were "weird art pieces".
The actress, who has earned a reputation for being a little quirky, initially felt flattered by a series of online clips mocking her.
But after watching some of actor-and-comedian Drew Droege's parodies of herself on YouTube, she felt offended until a friend reassured her that it meant she had achieved a certain status.
"At first I thought, Oh, they're funny. They're not even really me, they're these weird art pieces," she told Out magazine. "But I've turned a little. I'm slightly offended because he's calling me pretentious, and I'm not. [But my friend told me] 'It means you've done everything right.'"
Chloë also spoke about her personal life.
The Big Love star prefers a night in with friends to going out on the clubbing scene.
Not officially dating at the moment, the actress knows she won't find her future partner by trawling through bars.
"I'm 37. What am I going to do there? Meet a husband? Not gonna happen - they're all 25," she said.
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