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A Chat with Supergirl Melissa Benoist for ALEXA

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

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For the December issue of ALEXA (for the New York Post), I chatted with actress Melissa Benoist. She used to start on Glee, is currently starring on The CW’s show Supergirl, and about to be on the big screen in the Peter Berg film about the Boston Marathon bombing Patriot’s Day.

You can read the full story here: How Supergirl Melissa Benoist channeled a Boston Marathon bomber’s widow.

Check out the story to read more about Melissa and to see some daaaaaaamn beautiful holiday fashion.

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—Amy

The Unstoppable Ellie Kemper

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

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I love Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt on Netflix. And, now that I got to sit down with its star for the cover of the New York Post‘s ALEXA fashion special, I love Ellie Kemper, too.

Screen Shot 2016-05-04 at 11.39.49 AMHere’s my interview with the warm and hilarious actress in the latest issue as she talks about her career, her husband, her off-set style (which is about as casual as it gets), her experiences working with show creator Tina Fey, and some of the funny and inspiring moments she’s had at work along the way.

You can read the full story here: Ellie Kemper Is As Wide-Eyed About New York as Kimmy Schmidt, in the New York Post.

—Amy Spencer

Alison Brie Gets Her Fashion On in ALEXA

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

This week’s latest is a feature I did for The New York Post with the gorgeous, quirky and hilarious Alison Brie. We met at a cafe by the Hollywood sign to talk about fashion, love and work. And there was a lot of work to talk about.

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Alison has been in so much it’s almost hard to keep track of her: Mad Men, Community, The Five-Year Engagement, How to Be Single, Get a Job, and the one I’m most looking forward to: the new ITV British period drama from Julian Fellowes (from Downton Abbey) called Dr. Thorne, in which Alison will play an American character.

And she shared some funny memories about growing up and some insights to her engagement to James Franco’s younger brother Dave Franco.

You know what? I’ll just let the feature story tell you all you need to know about what she’s up to these days. You can read the whole fashion ALEXA special on the New York Post site: Alison Brie: The Biggest Misconception About Me is That I’m Wholesome. It was pure fun chatting with her. Hope you enjoy.

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—Amy Spencer

 

Shai Anything: My InStyle Magazine Interview with Shailene Woodley

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

The March 2016 issue of InStyle magazine has a lot of cool things going for it: It’s a big, fat, juicy issue full of new spring fashion; the magazine has a brand new re-design; and it features a cover story I wrote.

I sat down with actress Shailene Woodley—star of the upcoming film The Divergent Series: Allegiant Part 1—to talk about her upcoming film, her new projects (she’s currently filming the HBO series Big Little Lies with Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman for which I’ll promptly be hitting that binge-me-now button) and all things life, love and happiness.

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Over dinner at Akasha in Culver City, we talked a lot about travel, fashion, confidence, and learning to appreciate the small moments to reach the ultimate goal: contentment. You can get a taste for the story in this excerpt from my Shailene Woodley interview on InStyle.com where she explains that “happiness is not something I need to achieve.”

Here, she also talks about her recent travels through India and gives a short video interview on the InStyle.com site.

You can pick the issue on stands now or grab the full digital edition of the March 2016 issue. Here’s a taste of what we talked about so you can see why it’s worth it.

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—Amy

Sarah Hay and the Ballet

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

One of my latest feature interviews allowed me to talk a lot about a topic I haven’t had a chance to cover before: ballet. The story was for the New York Post‘s ALEXA fashion special. The subject: Professional ballet dancer Sarah Hay, who is currently the lead in the Starz drama Flesh & Bone, co-created by a former Breaking Bad writer. Oh, and it’s good people—real good.

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After bingeing the eight-episode series, I got to talk all about it with Sarah, which you can read here: Sarah Hay in ALEXA magazine. We talked about how this was her first acting role ever, how true the ballet world in the show is actually depicted, and how she struggled within the dance world herself before rising to the top.

—Amy

Dylan Penn: The Next Generation

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

It’s almost uncanny how much Dylan Penn looks like her mother, Robin Wright. (With maybe a dash of her dad Sean Penn thrown in.) But when I got to sit and talk with her for a recent issue of ALEXA magazine with the New York Post, I got to see that she is forging her own path.

Right now, she’s modeling and acting in the film Condemned (a horror film set in a condemned New York City building). But she’s also looking toward the future, watching and learning from her parents and hoping to get behind the camera to tell the stories she wants to tell.

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Read more about what Dylan had to say about her lineage and dreams in Dylan Penn/New York Post.

—Amy

Talking Weddings with Adorably Gorgeous Fashion Star Jamie Chung

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

I had a new kind of topic to delve into recently: weddings, for the New York Post ALEXA Weddings issue.

And I couldn’t have been luckier with the first celebrity to grace its cover: Jamie Chung. Actress. Fashion maven (you must check out her site whatthechung.com, which will make you drool). Cool-ass woman. And fiancé for just a little bit longer, until she marries fellow actor Bryan Greenberg this fall. (I’m counting the days until their film It’s Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong is released.)

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You can check out my full interview with Jamie Chung for the New York Post site to find out more.

—Amy

My Chat with the Kingslayer “Jaime Lannister” from Game of Thrones

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Here’s my latest interview for the New York Post ALEXA fashion special: A sit-down with Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who plays Jaime Lannister on Game of Thrones.

The actor was a profoundly nice guy who shared a bit about his shy, awkward days growing up on a small island south of Denmark, his wife and kids, and the writing of his own he is doing now. Check out the Nikolaj Coster-Waldau New York Post interview to read it in full.

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The show just premiered it’s fifth season on HBO. Here’s hoping his character will last the season without being stabbed, sliced, shot with an arrow, or—oof, burned at the stake—like so many before him.

—Amy

Eva Mendes: Hey, Girl

Friday, March 13th, 2015

My other cover story this month was Eva Mendes for the April 2015 issue of Women’s Health. And the story has been garnering quite a lot of press because the actress/fashion designer/new mom is a believer in keeping her private life private.

Lucky for us, she did open a window into her amazing life, and we got to have a fun chat at the magazine photo shoot in Venice, CA!

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Grab a taste of the interview on the Women’s Health website: Women’s Health Cover Star Eva Mendes Isn’t Ready to Dole Out Motherly Advice—Yet. Or, check out the story in the April issue on stands now!

—Amy

Lauren Conrad’s Happiness Secrets

Friday, March 13th, 2015

This month, I had a sit-down with reality show star turned fashion and lifestyle maven, Lauren Conrad for the cover story in the April 2015 issue of Redbook magazine. We met at the offices of one of her fashion businesses in L.A., Paper Crown, and she was down to earth, super cool and really funny. Check out the full story “Lauren’t Un-Perfect Life” in the issue, on stands now. Or grab a little taste here at Redbook.com.

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Some of Lauren’s wise insights were picked up by other publications, and this tidbit about being more kind in the workplace was one of my favorites (here’s how Cosmopolitan wrote about it).

And now back to my regularly scheduled envy of her style.

—Amy