Women in Film, Max Mara Toast Alexan­dra Shipp

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The Ital­ian brand cel­e­brated its 16-year-old Hol­ly­wood ini­tia­tive with Women in Film by toast­ing the 2018 hon­oree, ac­tress Alexan­dra Shipp.

BY MARCY ME­D­INA PHO­TO­GRAPHS BY CHELSEA LAU­REN

“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.

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