In our Q&A series Last Call, we get down to the bottom of each one last thing with some of our favourite celebrities — since the last thing that sent a message to the last thing to do before bedtime. This week, actress Alexandra Shipp takes you to our call.
Of X-Men to Love, SimonAlexandra Shipp has been fascinating to us on the screen for years. Now she is back again with the new love story ALREADY Endless — a story about two high school sweethearts who are separated by a tragic accident, but to find a way to connect and share a love that transcends life and death. Keep reading to learn more from Alexandra about Endlessthe movement of the piece of advice that changed his life, and more!
PS: What was the last day of shooting without end, like?
It was really hard to say goodbye to this cast and crew! Our last day, we were filming in a school, and when they called the image of a wrap, it felt like everyone was leaving for the summer! We all work very hard in this film and could not have been enough hugs or well wishes to go around. I really hope I get to work with you all again!
PS: What is the last thing you binge-watched?
Star Trek, the first original series! It is on Netflix! I’ve always been a fan of the series, but watching the 1966 original has been amazing. We forget the craftsmanship that went into building these great sets without the use of the green screen or [motion capture]. The show turned many of the social norms of the time in your head, resembling the Hamilton and Brandy of the Cinderella we did. The cast was diverse, the characters are well-rounded, and almost everyone has a fabulous, smoky eyes! I appreciate it now in a way that I didn’t have when I was younger, that’s for sure!
PS: What is the last thing that you sent a text message?
I wrote to my mom, “On my way!”
PS: What is the last thing you ordered online?
Since I can’t eat in a restaurant just now, I ordered sushi! I love the sashimi. I could eat all day and not get tired of it!
PS: What is the last photo in your camera roll?
A selfie of me and my pups on the couch! I love them so much and they are always doing the cutest things! Is hug just like humans, so I’m always sneaking a photo.
PS: What is the last thing you do before you go to bed?
Brush my teeth! Dental hygiene is a real thing for me, because I had braces for almost eight years of growth. I guess that I am still active that is going to put you back in!
PS: What was the last gift you’ve ever received?
A book of poetry from a dear friend. I love poetry, and it is always the perfect gift, in my opinion!
PS: what is The last thing you took home from a set?
I always like to take my backs of chairs to hang in my office! I have a decent collection now! It’s a good reminder that the work I have done and the inspiration to want to do more.
PS: What was the last song you sang in the shower?
Mariah Carey “Love Takes Time” has been my go-to for the last couple of weeks. The acoustics in the shower are unmatched!
PS: What is the last thing you did for love?
I make some bomb enchiladas! Growing up, my family taught me that the food was the best way to show your love. So, one of my good friends came over and I showed them how I am going to do and we’ve done it together. It was fun, and gave us not only to cook with love, but to enjoy the fruits of our work together!
PS: What is the last piece of advice you received that changed your life?
Treat people as you would like to be treated, no matter who they are or what they’ve done to you! I think that we have the possibility of choosing how we want to display on this Earth, and to be a kind and loving human being is what I strive for all day, every day. This world has enough happening in it, I just want to be a source of light and of “safe space” for its inhabitants. We were put on this planet to love, I believe with all my heart.
PS: What was your last workout?
I went for a run with my puppy, Layla! She is a Blue Nose Pit, so you might think that she is a born athlete, but she hates to run! She just wants to put the gardens of the neighbors and take in the world around her. She is more of a natural dreamer, just like his mama!
PS: What is the last book you read?
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.
PS: What is the last album that you heard?
I’ve been listening to more French pop lately! Angèle is my favorite right now. She has a great voice and his songs make me want to MOVE! Great job, too!
PS: What is the last thing you searched for on Google?
I love finding different vintage shops online! My favorite thing to do before the pandemic was to go to different vintage stores and find classic pieces. This has not been the same, of course, but I’ve been keeping that love going remotely!
PS: What is the last spontaneous thing you have done?
It is difficult to be spontaneous during a pandemic, but I try to get out and just drive! I love cruising the canyons with my top down and stopping to look at the lights of the city. It is a lesson of humility, and puts a lot in perspective of the humanity-wise. There are so many of us, and therefore of the capacity for love! We’re lucky to be alive during this time, even if it feels like that is the end of the world.
Watch Alexandra Endless when it is released in theaters and on demand Friday, Aug. 14.
Image Source: Alexandra Shipp