I’m a huge fan of baths too. Do you have a favorite cleanser that you like using?
It’s by Musely. They prescribed me a cleanser that’s super gentle. I would I would say that it’s similar to Cetaphil or something like that. Before that, I was using IS Clinical’s Cleansing Complex. Their gentle cleanser is really good too.
How do you like to stay grounded with a busy schedule? Do you have any beauty practices or rituals that you like to do during the day that help?
I like to meditate a lot. Because I grew up in nature, I don’t really feel quite right unless I’m out walking among the trees daily. My dog really helps a lot—he keeps me very grounded. Also just not looking in the mirror, you know? Obviously sometimes with my job—I don’t agree with this—but it can be a lot about what’s on the outside and how you look. I just try to steer clear of that as much as I can, particularly in this day and age when everyone’s so obsessed with themselves and how they appear. I’m more about inner beauty and how I feel. Focusing on that has been the best thing for me. Also, I work out a lot. That has really helped my sanity. If I don’t, I don’t feel right. I’m like addicted to it, I love it!
What kind of workouts do you like doing?
I have a trainer because I’ve learned if I don’t have someone waiting for me, I might not show up [laughs]. I learned that a few years ago because I was a dancer, exercise was never a thing I had to focus on, it was just a byproduct of what I did. I had to really re-frame it. I realized I can’t really be trusted and I was going to need someone to keep me accountable. We do all kinds of training, we use TRX bands and a lot of low impact things. We don’t use weights too much just to keep my joints healthy and also so I have a regiment that I can travel with. I have a rope, a mat, and a ball I can deflate and put in a suitcase.
Do you still like to dance?
I don’t do classes, but I definitely danced in my living room this morning! [Laughs].
If you could only choose one beauty product to use for the rest of your life, which one would it be?
Probably coconut oil because it’s so versatile. It has anti-microbial effects and you can use it on your hair, your skin, and even your teeth. You can also eat it!
Are there any other new projects in the works that you can share a little bit about with us?
It’s been a really busy couple of years and now I’m taking a little break. I just wrapped a series called Sterling, which is a mini series for FX. It’s about the Clippers organization and a big scandal that took place about 10 years ago and I’m playing someone that’s very central to the scandal named V. Stiviano. That’s been incredible and I can’t wait for people to see that. Before that, I was on Zack Snyder’s sci-fi epic Rebel Moon, which comes out December 23 on Netflix, and I’m really really excited for people to see that one. It was probably the biggest thing I’ve ever been a part of in terms of budget, but also just in scale—it’s a lot of characters. It’s just such a big, epic story—a real sci-fi fantasy, which again, going back to sci-fi, it lends itself to all kinds of things and Zach was really great to work with along with the other actors and I’m excited for people to get to know my character.