The actor and singer talks about how Greta Gerwig’s latest film is changing the world


Alexandra Shipp has had some iconic roles in her career so far. From her role in the gay romcom Love, Simon to performing alongside Andrew Garfield and Vanessa Hudgens in Tick, Tick… BOOM, she has become a certified DIVA favourite. Her role as the Author Barbie in Greta Gerwig’s latest film has only added to our love for the actor, so for our August/September issue, we spoke to her about what it was like working on the film.

Have a teaser!


Alexandra on…

Barbies in love

“I kind of loved the idea of my Barbie being a little in love or infatuated with Margot’s Barbie.”

The impact of Barbie

“I’m excited to see the drag that comes out of Barbie. I’m excited to see what it does for the culture, not only aesthetically, but also with the message the movie has.”

Seeing the Barbie Dream House

“We walked onto set and I’m such a Cancer, I started crying.”

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This interview was conducted prior to the SAG-AFTRA strike.

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