The 23-year-old actress chatted with the international glossy about fashion, music, acting and the significance of her name. Check it:
On her upcoming album: “I signed a deal with Hollywood Records a couple months ago, so we’re writing and recording. It’s just exciting for me to get back into music, because that’s really what I wanted to do. It’s very fun, and I’m really lucky with the people that I’m working with. We hope to have it out later next year, depending on my schedule and how everything works out.
On sharing her name with John Wilkes Booth’s fiance: “I actually did [know that]! I believe that her father’s name was John, and that’s my dad’s name too – crazy, I know [laughs].”
On pushing the envelope as an actress: “I think people often forget that I’m 23 because I play a 17-year-old on TV, and I look significantly younger than my age. I think the transition for me becoming an adult actress – there’s a fine line and it’s gradual. It has to be the right role, the right material, and it has to come across as appropriate and not over the top or forced. I haven’t come to that crossroads yet, but I think when it happens it has to be thought through. But if you’re referring to that movie, or that book, I’d push the envelope a little. There are definitely things I’d do that would surprise people – I’ll say that.”
On taking fashion risks: “Lately, I’ve learned about proportions for body sizes; I’m five foot two, so I’m pretty petite. Before the show I was like, ‘This is what I’ll wear; this is what I won’t wear,’ but now I’m more willing to try different silhouettes and mix patterns. I think it was just a [matter of] letting my walls down a little bit. My motto now is, ‘People will either love it or they’ll hate it,’ and you have to give them that chance.”
JJJ Note: John Wilkes Booth was the man who assassinated Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States.