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HOW DID YOUR ROLE IN SPI­DER-MAN: HOMECOMING COME ABOUT?

This was one of those parts that came up and im­me­di­ately I was very pas­sion­ate about it – I was like, “I re­ally wanna be a part of this.” And I hap­pened to get the role!

YOUR CHAR­AC­TER MICHELLE HAS BEEN SHROUDED IN MYS­TERY. WHAT CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT HER?

She’s very hon­est and straight to the point about how she feels about things and peo­ple. She’s quiet and keeps to her­self, but also very opin­ion­ated and doesn’t mind say­ing that awk­ward thing that ev­ery­body might be think­ing. I think that’s what makes her re­ally cool – you can tell she’s smart and she’s def­i­nitely weird.

But weird is good.

ARE THERE ARE ANY SIMILARITIES BE­TWEEN YOU AND MICHELLE?

I feel like my char­ac­ter is who I am on the in­side. But I don’t out­wardly say it or do it, which is what she does!

WHAT WAS IT LIKE WORK­ING WITH TOM HOL­LAND?

It was awe­some. He’s a re­ally great dude and all of us as a cast im­me­di­ately got along, it wasn’t forced. Right away we were plan­ning things and hang­ing out, and Tom was a re­ally big part of that. Him be­ing a pos­i­tive guy and a great per­son def­i­nitely rubbed off on ev­ery­body else. WE SAW THE VIDEOS OF YOU GUYS HIP-HOP DANC­ING TO­GETHER. WERE THERE MANY ON-SET AN­TICS? Yeah! We made each other laugh a lot. There was a lot of jok­ing around and in­side jokes that we made with each other – it was a blast. Part of it re­ally felt like go­ing to sum­mer camp.

ARE YOU IN­TER­ESTED IN DO­ING MORE BLOCKBUSTERS? WE CAN SO SEE YOU AS AN AC­TION HERO!

I en­joy watch­ing ac­tion movies and I’ve never done one but why not? That’d be awe­some. It’s good to see girls kick butt!

WHO IS YOUR REAL-LIFE SU­PER­HERO?

The women in my life are my su­per­heroes – my mum and my older sis­ter. Just by be­ing able to mul­ti­task – to raise kids and have a ca­reer. That is a su­per­hero if I’ve ever heard of one. Mums are su­per­heroes!

YOU’RE KNOWN TO BE AN AC­TIVIST ES­PE­CIALLY ON THE TOPICS OF GEN­DER EQUAL­ITY AND DI­VER­SITY. WHY IS IT IM­POR­TANT TO YOU TO BE VO­CAL ON TH­ESE IS­SUES?

I think when you have a cer­tain po­si­tion of power or where peo­ple lis­ten to you, or you have fol­low­ers, you have a re­spon­si­bil­ity to do the right thing. I guess you could say to use it for more than just a self­ish ben­e­fit. I try my best to use what I’ve been given as a plat­form to only do bet­ter things.

YOU DO SO MUCH! DO YOU EVER HAVE DAYS WHERE YOU JUST SIT AT HOME AND WATCH NET­FLIX AND EAT PIZZA LIKE THE REST OF US?

Ab­so­lutely, that was to­day! Re­cently, I keep get­ting sick be­cause I’ve been work­ing so much, and ev­ery time I need to take a break and heal I have to work.

So I fi­nally have a lit­tle time off and lit­er­ally I’m just go­ing to eat. I ran­domly got some Sudoku puz­zles, crosswords and colour­ing books to re­lax.

ONTO YOUR STYLE… YOU HAVE AN AMAZ­ING RANGE OF LOOKS. WHAT‘S ONE OF YOUR FAVES?

That’s a very hard de­ci­sion to make just be­cause I’ve tried ev­ery look you could pos­si­bly imag­ine. I mean, once you’ve worn a mul­let to the Gram­mys, you’ve pretty much done it all. I just love ex­per­i­ment­ing and see­ing where it takes me.

WHAT’S YOUR BEST BEAUTY TIP?

The best beauty tip I can tell any­body is that you’re not gonna be a pro­fes­sional makeup artist overnight. It took me a long time to fig­ure out how to do makeup and how I like it. So watch YouTube videos and prac­tise – it’ll hap­pen.

WE’RE OB­SESSED WITH YOUR BROWS! WHAT’S YOUR SE­CRET?

Not to tweeze them and go crazy. Put the tweez­ers down, OK? Let your eye­brows grow in the way that they’re sup­posed to. All you need is to clean it up – it’s like get­ting a trim. You don’t need to fix or change them.

YOU POST A LOT OF FUN BEHINDTHE-SCENES VIDEOS ON YOUR APP AND SOCIALS. WHY ARE YOU KEEN TO SHARE SO MUCH WITH FANS?

With my app I’m able to con­trol the con­tent and what peo­ple see, and the mes­sage I send. I want peo­ple to know me for who I am and have that chance to be con­nected to them. It’s much eas­ier when it can come straight from you.

HAVE YOU GOT ANY PLANS TO VISIT AUS­TRALIA?

I haven’t been be­fore, but I re­ally want to. My un­cle lives out there and has for most of my life, so I’d love to visit. Hope­fully, with my travel for pro­mo­tions and all the things hap­pen­ing for me in the next year, I’ll be able to come out that way.

It’s good to see girls kick butt!

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