“Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” Star Kiernan Shipka for Seventeen Magazine

Posted on November 20, 2018

“Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” star Kiernan Shipka covers the December 2018 issue of Seventeen magazine photographed by Allie Holloway and styled by Yashua Simmons.



On why she’s drawn to Sabrina’s girl power: “I gravitate toward feminist content because that’s just who I am. But there was something so cool about this show being so feminist while still having this very separate fantastical element. It’s sort of set in this “timeless” period where there aren’t many references to pop culture, or what’s happening now or what happened in the past. But at the same [time], it’s related to what’s happening in many different ways and resonates on so many levels.”

On how Sabrina pushes her to be a better person: “Sabrina is, for all intents and purposes, a teenage girl as much as she’s a witch who’s faced with decisions no teenager could ever deal with. She puts herself in situations that are very risky—on the life-threatening side of risky—but to have a character who is so strong-willed has really inspired me. To play someone completely and utterly passionate, and who doesn’t back down, makes me want to be the best person I can possibly be.”

On her on-screen boyfriend, Harvey Kinkle (aka Ross Lynch): “Ross is the best, and I couldn’t imagine having a better person to be ’shipped with. I think our relationship [on Sabrina] is so pure and so sweet. And I’m totally in love with it. I think that a lot of people are going to be as well, and I don’t blame them.”

On being too busy to date: “I’ll wrap on Saturday at 6 a.m., so I’m pretty much useless on Saturday. And then Sunday, I have to get all my stuff done for Monday. Occasionally, the cast can drive me out for a fun time, but work is my number one priority right now.”

On growing into the person she has become—and being happy with who she is now: “Growing up is definitely complicated. Everyone has their own journey. I’m at a place where I feel more myself than I ever have, and I’m loving that, and I’m excited that Sabrina came my way. It feels like something I can handle in a way that probably would have been a different experience when I was 16.”

On the best advice she’s ever received: “Stand up for yourself, and be your best advocate. That’s something that’s so important and can be applied to any career. I’ve definitely learned to speak up when it’s called for and to ask questions and to not be afraid to own it and just go for it. And being supportive of other women is always essential—essential! It’s important to have conversations with other women. We are all in this together.”


Style Credits:
Cover: Red Valentino Top | Ana Luisa Earrings
First Image: Alanui Sweater | Ana Luisa Earrings | Kiernan’s Own Chain Necklace | Alex Mika Jewelry Rings (on necklace) | Kiernan’s Own Rings (on fingers)
Second Image: Red Valentino Top | Ana Luisa Earrings | Kiernan’s Own Chain Necklace | Alex Mika Jewelry Rings (on necklace) | Kiernan’s Own Rings (on fingers) | Claire’s Choker (on Dog)

[Photo Credit: Allie Holloway/Seventeen Magazine]

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