We chat to emerging Sydney Actress Alexandra Phillips…
Known for starring role in Channel 9’s ‘House of Hancock’ alongside Sam Neill, we spent some time with her to find out about her recent move to LA, what her personal style is and more about her life as an Actress.
What’s your experience been like since moving to LA from Sydney?
The initial transition was surprisingly easy, I won the Hollywood Immersive Acting competition so they took care of accommodation, acting training and all that for me for a while. It was an amazing introduction to LA. LA is similar to Sydney weather wise and having to drive everywhere. It also helps being raised on American television and knowing a lot about the country already. I’m living in West Hollywood and it’s an awesome feeling walking down historic streets like Sunset Blvd or Hollywood Blvd where there’s so much rich history. But I definitely miss Sydney’s beautiful views and beaches. I’ve travelled a lot in the past year to over 15 countries and it really makes me appreciate home.
When did your interest in acting begin?
My interest in acting began during a time when a bunch of little triggers were happening. I was studying screenwriting and production at University and then at the same time my model agent started getting requests for film auditions. So, it kind of came to me naturally in an unexpected way. I then landed my acting agent in Sydney after doing a music video called Geronimo by Sheppard that went viral. Also, I’ve always been fascinated with human behaviour and read a lot about it, which probably led me into acting subconsciously.
How do you keep active and healthy?
I train in a martial art called Krav Maga, it’s Israeli military defence training. That’s a definite work out! I also go to LA fitness and take a bunch of classes and hit the weights too. When it’s not too hot I go hiking in Malibu and run the Runyon Canyon.
How would you describe your personal style?
My style I think is a hybrid of minimalism x street. I’m a sucker for a bomber jacket, white tee, skinny jeans and my Nike kicks during the day. At night, I dress more minimalistic with a classy edge, like a Dion Lee sharp blazer or a flowy Rick Owens skirt.
Who’s style are liking right now?
It’s constantly changing, but my top three right now would be Gigi Hadid, Fashion Blogger @thehautepursuit and Christine Centenera
What are your top 3 must-haves for right now?
What’s your favourite movie?
My favourite movie is the “Pursuit of Happyness” starring Will Smith. It’s everything I want films to be; based on true events, inspiring, brings light to human rights issues, educates and entertains.
What song/track do you have on repeat?
It’s an oldie but I love Yuna’s cover of Frank Ocean’s “Thinkin Bout You”. I watched her recently perform at Soho House and have fallen back in love with her music. You have to listen!