Kiernan Shipka Is Still Holding Out For a Sally Draper Spinoff | Screen Tests

She may be brewing up magic as Sabrina the Teenage Witch these days, but back when she was six years old, Kiernan Shipka made her TV debut as Sally Draper on 'Mad Men'—and now, she's finally getting around to watching the series. In her Screen Test interview, Shipka talks about dabbling in witchcraft herself, her Disney Channel dreams, her current celebrity crush, and her thoughts on a Sally Draper spinoff.

Released on 7/19/2019

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Starring: Kiernan Shipka

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00:00
My first kiss was definitely on screen.
00:03
Everything happened for me on screen
00:05
before it happened for me on real life,
00:07
to be quite honest.
00:07
I got my TV period before my real period.
00:11
Your TV period on a date. Yeah, on a date,
00:14
[Interviewer] You were at the Museum
00:15
No less. of Natural History.
00:16
Seriously.
00:18
I was prepared for everything on Mad Men
00:21
'cause Sally was a little ahead of me.
00:23
[Interviewer laughs] She taught me the ways.
00:33
I honestly didn't know much about witchcraft
00:36
before starting on The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.
00:39
And I saw a lot of horrible Crucible productions
00:44
[Interviewer laughs] at high schools growing up
00:47
and I feel like
00:49
my version of witchcraft in my head
00:51
was pretty much The Salem Witch Trials.
00:54
But then you realize that it's just
00:56
dudes bein' scared of women. [laughing]
00:57
And their power.
00:59
I have learned a lot about witchcraft
01:01
since being on the show,
01:03
especially because a lot of modern witchcraft
01:05
is willing something to happen,
01:07
is the whole idea of manifestation.
01:09
We all kind of do that and I believe in that kind of stuff.
01:13
I can get woo woo if I want to.
01:15
[Interviewer laughs]
01:17
I sometimes feel the youngest I've ever been,
01:20
to be quite honest.
01:22
Now is the first time that I've actually worked
01:24
with people my own age.
01:26
But I think it's so important to be young
01:29
and to feel young and sometimes a little stupid
01:33
and make mistakes and live your life.
01:36
I've now seen Mad Men and I can say I'm a fan.
01:41
[laughing]
01:43
It's a great show.
01:44
[Interviewer] How old were you when you started?
01:45
I was six. Six.
01:47
It is weird going back and watching the show
01:49
because oftentimes I forget that I'm in it completely.
01:52
Sally and Don, what a duo.
01:55
I'm down for a Sally spinoff.
01:57
There's still time.
01:58
You still got time. Yes, that's true.
02:00
I wanted to be on Disney so badly growing up.
02:02
It was the only thing I watched
02:03
and of course I'm one of the best television shows ever
02:06
and I'm like, I wanna be on Disney Channel so badly,
02:10
but I really did and I auditioned once
02:11
for Cory in the House, which is a That So Raven spinoff,
02:15
starring Kyle Massey and Madison Pettis,
02:17
and I didn't get the role and I was really upset.
02:20
Really, really upset.
02:22
Remember when I got the audition, I was so excited.
02:24
I was at Build-A-Bear when I found out
02:26
that I got the audition.
02:28
Was so excited and on the way home, in the car,
02:31
I'm screaming out the window to people,
02:33
I'm gonna be on Cory in the House.
02:36
Watch me on Cory in the House.
02:40
Never happened.
02:41
I think I'm better off.
02:42
Who knows where my career would've gone
02:44
if I was Girl Scout number five in one of the episodes.
02:48
My karaoke song, as of late-- Is Kiki.
02:51
Is not Kiki Do You Love, is not In My Feelings.
02:54
My karaoke song go-to at the moment for a duet is Shallow.
02:58
I can get someone to be Bradley in it,
02:59
but if I'm going solo,
03:01
A Thousand Miles by Vanessa Carlton,
03:03
Mr. Brightside by The Killers
03:06
and anything Britney Spears.
03:08
Toxic is great if you're feeling feisty.
03:11
If you really wanna give people a run for their money.
03:14
♪ Dun dun da da dun dun da na ♪
03:16
You have to do the whole head motion with it.
03:20
♪ Baby can't you see I'm callin' ♪
03:23
And you really, really, really get into it
03:25
and people usually on the chorus join in.
03:28
It's really fun.
03:29
I feel like my cinematic crushes
03:32
are still a super young Leonardo DiCaprio,
03:36
Titanic kind of era.
03:38
I would say that in the music world,
03:40
I'm pretty much 100% in on the Shawn Mendes craze.
03:44
I love him, I love his new song so much.
03:48
I think I listened to it about five times this morning.
03:51
What's the one, Meet Me in Tokyo,
03:53
whatever that song is called.
03:54
Lost in Japan?
03:55
I love Lost in Japan.
03:56
I love Where Were You in the Morning
03:58
and I love he has a whole album of remixes
04:01
of Where Were You in the Morning and they're all so good.
04:05
And then the old Shawn Mendes stuff like Life of the Party
04:07
and Never Be Alone also big fan.
04:10
And then whatever the new song is called
04:13
that just came out maybe yesterday
04:15
is so good. I haven't heard it yet.
04:16
Yeah, I would say love potion.
04:19
[Interviewer laughs] Do a little sneaky
04:21
love potion action.
04:22
I think hexes maybe can be positive as well,
04:24
but some sort of spell.
04:26
I would wanna do some sort of spell
04:28
that would just put that energy out there
04:31
that Shawn Mendes and I are meant to be.
04:34
I don't know. [laughing]
04:36
Now it's truly never gonna happen.
04:38
[laughing]