Alanna Masterson / Cancer / @Lucytwobows
TI: Tell us about Walking Dead. What is in store for fans this season?
AM: If I tell you, then I’ll have to kill you.
TI: Tell us a little bit about your first acting gig.
AM: I booked The Young and the Restless when I was 5. I would leave the house in the morning and say, “I’m going to my movie now” dramatically. I used to rewrite all my lines, which didn’t make the director very happy. Sometimes 5 year olds are smarter than adults.
Other than that, I don’t remember much, but I asked every crew member to play poker with me during lunch. My mom and brothers had taught me how to play on location in Malta. I was a natural born gambler.
TI: Acting seems like it is almost genetic in your family. What’s it like to grow up in a family where acting is the choice career path?
AM: I wouldn’t have wanted to grow up any other way. I think that’s how I stayed sane and rational in this business. I had the best role models, and traveled the world watching them work. My mom brought all of us everywhere, so we would attend international schooling in the morning and then go to set in the afternoon. She wanted us to stay together as a family and support one another. That’s why you always see us together at each other’s events. I would never miss a premiere or a wrap party for one my brothers.
TI: What did you (originally) want to be when you grew up?
AM: A ballet dancer. New York City ballet or bust. Clearly, I picked the latter.
TI: What (or Who) do you draw inspiration from?
AM: I am inspired by anything having to do with the arts. I love photography and music. Fashion is a big part of my life too. I’ve learned to appreciate and accept what other people create, good or bad. Everyone has there own voice, and I’m just slowly cultivating mine.
TI: You have one of the most badass vintage tshirt collections we have ever seen. Tell us about one of your faves, then tell us your secret EBay source…(or wherever else you are finding these tees).
AM: I go to the Rose Bowl Flea Market in Pasadena on the first Sunday of (almost every) month. They have amazing tshirts. Also, Kelly Cole on Fairfax (Los Angeles) hoards some secret gems. My favorite tshirt is a Whitesnake shirt I stole for my brother, Jordan. I also booked my first movie role wearing it, because, well, who doesn’t like dudes with long hair?
TI: How would you describe your style? What fashion items could you never live without?
AM: I dress really comfortably. I don’t care what other people think about what I put on. I can be really feminine some days, and on other days I dress like a boy. I draw a lot of inspiration from costume design in movies. I would kill for Mia Farrow’s wardrobe in Rosemary’s Baby.
TI: On the shoot, we overheard that you are obsessed with the Food Network. Elaborate, por favor.
AM: All I do is cook and watch cooking shows. I grew up loving food and cooking for my family throughout the holidays. My mom is a phenomenal cook, so I get the love of being in the kitchen from her. When I went to film school in New York City, I couldn’t afford to eat out. So I just started making the food I wished I were eating in fancy restaurants. I cook for the people I love. Love is always the best ingredient.
TI: Who exactly is LucyTwoBows?
AM: My friend gave me that nickname on a trip to Monte Carlo. I was wearing these Bass shoes with two red bows, and I had my favorite stuffed animal with me, which was a lamb named Lucy. My friend just started calling me Lucy Two Bows, and it stuck. A lot of people are all about branding, first and last name on everything. I like the anonymity of being “Lucy” on Instagram. It’s like Beyoncé and Sasha Fierce…except way less coordinated, and with not that great of an ass.
TI: Who do you think is super influential right now?
AM: Artists. They make the world go around, and bring joy and laughter to people. I hope to always make people laugh, and set an example for girls out there that just don’t feel like they fit the mold. I got told “No” so many times as an actor, and that I wasn’t pretty enough, or skinny enough, or that I needed braces. I felt like I never fit in because of all my quirky mannerisms and behavior. Now that I’m a little older, I decided that I’m making my own way to the top by staying true to who I am the entire way.
TI: What do you think is cool right now?
AM: Staying in school. Learning everything there is to learn about what’s going on in the world. Getting educated. I’m going to Nepal with an organization called BuildOn, with my childhood friend Riley Keough. Were going to build a school and I’m going to photograph or whole journey. Nothing but 35mm pictures for this life changing experience. Here is where I’m going to plug them, because they are awesome: www.buildon.org
TI: Describe Alanna Masterson in the year 2025.
AM: Alive and well rested.
My Influences by Alanna Masterson
If your style were a song, it would be: Sabotage by The Beastie Boys.
Favorite Follow on Twitter: Severus Snape.
Favorite Follow on Instagram: @keiyamazaki
Favorite Pair of Jeans: My men’s APC raw denim jeans. Got those in the breakup!
Favorite Article of Clothing You Own: I would say articles of clothing, a.k.a. Socks.
Cosmetic Product You Can’t Live Without: Is Chapstick considered a cosmetic?
What’s Always in Your Bag: Haribo Gummy Bears.
What’s Your Guilty Pleasure: I have no guilt.
Favorite Scent: Tom Ford Black Orchid
Favorite Curse Word: F*CK. Really gets my F*cking point across.
Favorite Pair of Sunglasses: Warby Parker. Always.
Favorite Way to Spend a Sunday: Watching Star Wars in bed all day.
Style Icon: Axel Foley
Mantra: Life is beautiful.
If you could spend a day with anyone (alive or not) it would be: Gary Oldman.