Emily   April 06, 2019

HEALTHYISH – “I feel like bringing a packed lunch to set gives me a lot of peace,” Kiernan Shipka tells me from the open kitchen at Gem, a Lower East Side restaurant run by her friend Flynn McGarry. “When you eat something homemade, preferably with ferments and a tahini drizzle, for a second you just feel like you have your entire life together.”

For nearly nine years, Shipka grew up playing Sally Draper, the beloved scene-stealer in Mad Men. She shared screen time with Susan Sarandon in Feud. And now she’s number one on the call sheet for Netflix’s The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. (Think: ’90s series Sabrina the Teenage Witch, but with the same glam-noir filter as fellow Archie Comics phenomenon Riverdale.)

If you follow Shipka on social media, chances are you already know she loves food. A lot. “Jonathan Gold was such an influential person in my life,” she says. “I really found my love of food through his lists.” But when Shipka’s not eating at L.A.’s Petit Trois, Bavel, or Sqirl, you’ll find her seasoning the cast iron in her kitchen. “I know what I’m doing a little bit,” she says, laughing. “I love roasting broccoli or making a nice piece of salmon; meat and vegetables are my things.”

McGarry—who’s been darting back and forth between his cooks, peering into pans and adjusting knobs—joins us in his kitchen. He first arrived in New York from California a few years ago to run his pop-up eatery, Eureka, but started charging money to serve food out of his mother’s San Fernando Valley house when he was 13. The pair met in L.A. through a mutual friend (and some “aggressive Instagram stalking” on Shipka’s part), and have been close ever since.

(And maybe now is the time to mention that uber-successful Shipka and McGarry are 19 and 20 respectively.)

Shipka and McGarry begin cooking cacio e pepe, a favorite dish from their trip to Italy a few years ago. “We’re literally just going to watch water boil for a while,” McGarry says, filling a huge saucepan with water.

McGarry peers into the bubbling pot, now filled with spaghetti. “Can you taste it please?” he asks Shipka. “I have weird pasta anxiety and I’m terrified of overcooking it.” She forks out a strand and starts chewing before pronouncing it “still a little crunchy.”
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Emily   April 05, 2019

Kiernan is featured on the digital cover of Glamour UK. I have added the cover and outtakes to the gallery! I love this photoshoot.

Magazine Scans > 2019 > Glamour UK (April)
Studio Photoshoots > 2019 > Session 06 | Glamour UK

GLAMOUR MAGAZINE – “It’s 8am and I am wearing a novelty onsie. When you start loving yourself, life gets a lot more fun,” Kiernan Shipka tells me. This could be the life of any 19-year-old on the way to – or skiving from – university, but Kiernan is not like any other late teen you’ve ever met. She did, after all, make her TV debut at five months old in ER, before outshining her adult cast mates as Sally Draper in Mad Men, from the age of seven.

The star of The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina has called me while travelling to set for season two, where she’s been putting in 13-hour-days, up to six times a week for almost a year. Kiernan is in a reflective mood, talking about the realities of growing up in the public eye.

Kiernan continues, “By the end of Mad Men, I had been on the show for a longer period of my life than I hadn’t. When that wrapped, I was trying to figure out who I was in a lot of ways without the show… Growing up and being in the industry while trying my best to maintain a very normal life outside of it – which I’m lucky that I did. I definitely think my ‘growing up’ was in so many ways so unconventional. I didn’t go to a traditional school, I didn’t have a traditional route. I knew what I wanted to do really early on. I was lucky that I was in an environment that embraced growing up and let me figure out who I was. But there were moments when it was super hard, for sure. I was trying to figure out: what exactly does it all mean?”

On hand to help Kiernan find out, were Mad Men’s cast of formidable, fierce feminists including January Jones, who she remains close with. “I’m lucky that I grew up on a show that really championed women and portrayed them as multidimensional characters,” she reflects. “I wasn’t seeing one-dimensional female stereotypes being portrayed around me. I was seeing women who were going through a lot, being portrayed with so much depth, emotion, flaws, insecurities, power and strength. So, I feel like I grew up in a bubble that was very feminist by nature. It wasn’t until I started getting a little bit older, that I started looking around and realising that’s not the case everywhere. That’s the thing with , it actually highlighted the inequality that women were facing and still are facing today, in so many ways.”

But the internet provided Kiernan with a rather rude awakening to gender inequality. “Once I started using the internet in general, I started to see that a little bit more. I remember being in a course at school and they were highlighting the feminist movement in the 1960s and 1970s. That was when I was like, ‘Oh, women have been fighting for a long time!’”

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Emily   April 05, 2019

Yesterday (April 4), Kiernan and her co-stars, Michelle Gomez, Jaz Sinclair, and Gavin Leatherwood attended a conversation for Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina at the 92nd Street Y in New York. Check out HQ photos in the gallery.

Public Appearances > 2019 > Apr 04 | A Conversation for ‘Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina’ at 92nd Street Y
Emily   April 05, 2019

On April 3rd, Kiernan as well as her co-stars, Gavin Leatherwood, Ross Lynch, Jaz Sinclair, and Michelle Gomez attended a screening of the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Part 2, hosted by Entertainment Weekly and Netflix in New York.

Emily   April 05, 2019

On April 3rd, Kiernan and her co-stars, Ross Lynch, Jaz Sinclair, and Gavin Leatherwood visited Build Series to discuss part 2 of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. You can check out HQ photos of Kiernan at the interview as well as watch the video below!

Public Appearances > 2019 > Apr 03 | Visits Build Series (Outside)
Public Appearances > 2019 > Apr 03 | Visits Build Series
Public Appearances > 2019 > Apr 03 | Visits Build Series – Panel
Studio Photoshoots > 2019 > Session 05 | Build Series

Emily   April 02, 2019

Today (April 2), Kiernan visited NBC’s Today to promote Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. HQ photos from her appearance can be found in the gallery!

Public Appearances > 2019 > Apr 02 | Today

Emily   April 02, 2019

Today (April 2), Kiernan visited SiriusXM with co-star, Michelle Gomez! Check out HQ photos from her appearance in the gallery.

Public Appearances > 2019 > Apr 02 | Visit SiriusXM
Emily   April 02, 2019

NETFLIX – Some of you have never had to choose between a mortal and a warlock… and it shows. Our BFF Kiernan Shipka’s got these boys, Ross Lynch and Gavin Leatherwood, wrapped around her finger. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina continues on April 5. A film by Christian Coppola.

Television Series > Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018-) > Season 1 – Part 2 > Under Kiernan Shipka’s Spell
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Emily   April 01, 2019

Kiernan has a new beautiful photoshoot for L’Officiel Paris! Check out the outtakes in our gallery and read her interview below. I’ll add scans soon!

Magazine Scans > 2019 > L’Officiel Paris (April)
Studio Photoshoots > 2019 > Session 04 | L’Officiel Paris

LOFFICIEL – Matthew Weiner, the creator of Mad Men, recently considered following up on his masterpiece by saying, “The only reason is to see what happened to Sally Draper. That I owe to Kiernan, she is the heart of this series.” By playing Sally, the impertinent daughter of advertising executive Don Draper, Kiernan Shipka, from 2007 to 2015, she was indeed made unforgettable. Her secret: to play this privileged little girl like a rebel, while showing that she remains a pure product of her conservative environment. Mad Men was also an opportunity for the actress to assert her style. Thanks to Sally Draper’s wardrobe, her performer, of Irish-Slovak origin, born in Chicago to parents totally foreign to the world of cinema and fashion, made the girls in Hollywood jealous, without having time to take the big head. Matt Weiner extended the scenes in which she appeared, and Kiernan built a golden reputation that allowed him to last in Hollywood, and to be today the star of Sabrina’s New Adventures. Second TV adaptation, this time quite dark, sometimes horrific, of an ultra-popular comic book, after the very kitsch one of the 1990s, this Netflix version is a modern rereading of Sabrina’s character, who must choose between two incompatible worlds: that of mortals and that of witches. Magic tricks, witty words about intersectional feminism, even Satan’s patriarchal authoritarianism… Kiernan dazzles Sabrina’s fans. “Sometimes you need an icon to play another icon,” says Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, the showrunner of the series.

You play Sabrina, half witch, half human. Is it easy?

Kiernan Shipka: The real challenge is fourteen hours of shooting every day: laughing at one take, fighting a demon in the next, then sprinting, bursting into tears and solving a mystery by reciting two pages of Latin. Not to mention giving the answer to Salem, the black cat to whom I am allergic. In those moments, I could really use Sabrina’s superpowers.

Do you feel vulnerable?

I have been living in the film business for a long time. As I grew up, I fortunately managed to consider it as a profession. This hindsight allowed me to ask myself, “Do I want to make this my life?” It reveals the need to organize my existence. Besides, I love making project lists!

What was the best advice you received?

Finding the balance between fun and professionalism!

Sally Draper’s personality has it rubbed off on you?

The time of the show, yes, I was fashion addict like her. Then I had a period of withdrawal where I managed to cultivate my fascination for fashion while finding my own style of clothing.

And Sabrina, doesn’t she also take up a lot of space in your life?

His fan club is such that I have become the object of immense attention. But I keep in mind that Sabrina is a great source of inspiration for kids: shared between two worlds, she finally sets her own path, and I hope she will encourage her fans to be themselves.

So spending your life in the public eye has an advantage?

For a long time I was the only child on the set, but I never felt in danger. It’s invaluable, especially since at my age, the experiences are always new. But those around me make sure that I keep my head on my shoulders.

Is your collaboration with Fendi one of them?

The wide variety of their clothes touches me: with Fendi, I can be seductive, fun, fashionable or edgy. As for the glasses, I can’t do without them anymore.

You are active on social networks, yet your media rise has protected you from smear campaigns.

How can this miracle be explained?

If you dig in the depths of the internet, you will find pictures of me at 7 and 19 years old, so I never google myself. I only manage my Instagram account and I touch wood to protect it from trolls. I would prefer Wes Anderson and Sofia Coppola to notice it, because I dream of touring with them.