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Kiernan Shipka Has Been to the Emmys… But Can’t Wait for Prom

The 16-year-old ‘Mad Men’ actress reflects on her young start as a Gerber baby, and reveals the one movie that always makes her cry in an intimate video interview with W Editor at Large Lynn Hirschberg.

Released on 3/09/2016

Credit

Starring:

Kiernan Shipka

Transcript

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The first thing that I auditioned for,
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I don't even remember,
00:06
because I was a very young child in Chicago,
00:09
and I even did some Gerber Baby action.
00:12
So, I was pretty little.
00:14
But the first audition that I really remember
00:17
vividly actually was "Mad Men."
00:19
I was six years old when I first auditioned for "Mad Men,"
00:23
and I always remembered, before any audition,
00:26
before any acting thing,
00:28
I got so excited.
00:30
I was just so obsessed.
00:32
My first scene that I shot was
00:34
actually the first scene that I appear as Sally,
00:36
which is running on screen
00:39
with a plastic bag over my head,
00:40
and my mother says my clothes better not be on the floor.
00:44
Not paying attention to the safety hazard.
00:49
At all.
00:50
That was a little bit of a trend.
00:51
Little bit of a foreshadowing moment.
00:53
So I was six when I started the show,
00:55
and I didn't really go back and watch the whole thing
00:57
until I was thirteen.
00:58
I never felt like I was shielded from it,
01:01
but actually going back
01:02
and revisiting it when I was sick
01:05
and on Netflix was a lovely treat.
01:09
That scene where my character happens to be smoking,
01:13
and happens to have really stylized hair,
01:17
with a whole lot of hairspray,
01:19
I was also scared,
01:20
because I smoked the cigarette backwards the first take,
01:24
which was so unpleasant.
01:27
And the whole thing was like...
01:29
So glad my hair didn't catch on fire.
01:32
So glad.
01:34
I did not attend traditional school.
01:36
I am a kindergarten dropout.
01:38
I really want to go to a prom,
01:40
or several proms, hopefully.
01:42
That's the goal, I can't miss out on the
01:44
big school events, even if I don't go to school.
01:48
"Sorcerer's Stone" was definitely
01:49
a big magical moment.
01:53
I loved Hermione, I loved Ron, I loved Harry,
01:56
I loved the whole "Harry Potter" squad.
01:59
I honestly think I probably
02:00
watched that movie once a day.
02:02
I was kind of on a rotation between
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"Air Bud," "Harry Potter," "Wizard of Oz,"
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"Sound of Music," repeat.
02:09
"Air Bud."
02:10
It's not a classic?
02:12
You know, I loved it.
02:13
It was a cute dog, it was a sweet story.
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That's a movie that makes me cry.