Women in Film, Max Mara Toast Alexandra Shipp
The Italian brand celebrated its 16-year-old Hollywood initiative with Women in Film by toasting the 2018 honoree, actress Alexandra Shipp.
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“I feel like the first thing that went through my mind was ‘Holy crap, did they choose the right girl?' The next thing was, ‘Holy crap, people are paying attention to the things that I do,' and that's really humbling and amazing,” said Alexandra Shipp, Women and Film and Max Mara's 2018 Face of the Future.
The annual party Tuesday night honoring the recipient of the award, which is given out as part of Wednesday's Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards, drew a wide swath of female talent in Hollywood, including January Jones, Lucy Hale, Channing Dungey, Alfre Woodard, Abigail Spencer, Angela Sarafyan, Jaime King and more.
Shipp, 26, was 17 when she booked her first professional job on “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel” followed by television gigs on “Victorious,” “Awkward” and “Ray Donovan.” She also played Aaliyah on the small screen before landing in movies “Straight Outta Compton” and “X-Men: Apocalypse.”
Now, she has another “X-Men” film, “Dark Phoenix” and the “Shaft” spin-off film “Son of Shaft,” due next year. “They were editing that film while they were shooting, so I got a chance to see little bits here and there and I'm blown away by our director Tim Story. And Samuel L. Jackson? Come on, he's the best. He's a total legend,” she enthused.
Shipp plays his son's best friend in the movie. “I'm not ‘the girlfriend,' but I'm the almost love interest. I'm the girl he's been
Alexandra Shipp and Katherine Langford
Travis Mills, Madelaine Petsch and Camila Mendes.