On tackling the leading role of ‘Carrie’: “Carrie is the epitome of a girl who’s been broken down by others. When I was auditioning for Carrie, I was told, ‘Well, look, you’re too young, you’re too pretty, you’re too accomplished.’ I love showing people I can do something that they might think I will never be able to do. Playing someone who’s happy-go-lucky and has a good life and a nice family—it’s boring for me. Because that’s my life. I have a good family. My mom loves me. I like being challenged, playing characters that are a little messed up.”
On fashion: “Oh, McQueen. I love McQueen so much. Jonathan Saunders, Miu Miu, Prada, and definitely Kenzo—I love what they’re doing lately.”
On learning to drive: “I don’t know when I’m going to learn how to drive. It would be nice to turn sixteen and be able to drive. I want to be more independent. My mom has to be my chauffeur—but she barely has time for that, because she’s a nurse. She’s sick of driving me.”
On life: “I could ask myself, What movie am I going to do next? Am I going to get a campaign? Am I going to be a nobody? Am I going to disappear in a couple years? … No. I’ve been told a hundred times that I would fail. I’ve learned not to listen too much to others. My philosophy is if something makes you happy, do it. If it doesn’t make you happy, stop. You have to be spontaneous. Don’t play the best friend in the film version of your life. Be the leading lady.”
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