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7 Things That Make Me Smile From crazy nails to the cast of her
CAFFEINE BUZZ I have to start my day with it. I’m at the point where I sleep better knowing I’m going to have coffee in the morning. My favorite coffee shop in L.A. is Bourgeois Pig, and in NYC it’s Rex in Hell’s Kitchen. In the summer my go-to is an iced latte, but usually I just like it straight-up black. 1
LEARNING JAPANESE I went to PCS [the
Professional Children’s School] growing up, and one year there was a group of Japanese exchange students in class. We became good friends, and I started to learn Japanese. I’ve now been studying it since 2016 and can read and write pretty well and also hold a not- too-complicated conversation.
new Supernatural prequel, The Winchesters , Meg Donnelly has plenty to be thankful for. BY MARIA NEUMAN
RESCUE KITTIES I got my two kittens, Gibby and George, a few months ago. I contacted this woman on Instagram to foster them and immediately I became a foster fail. I’m bringing them both with me to New Orleans to film The Winchesters so I’ll have something to snuggle at night.
HER FANS I released my first album, Trust , back in 2019 and am working on my next one. The other day I was waiting at a crosswalk with my bike in L.A., and this woman lowers the window in her car and yells, “I’m listening to your music right now!” Then she lowered the back window and her daughter waved at me. It’s so surreal but also amazing.
THE WINCHESTERS premieres Oct. 11 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW. 4
MOM & DAD I’m an only child, so my parents have always been my best friends. I started working when I was young, and my dad would drive me three to four times a week from New Jersey to NYC for auditions, even though he worked from home as an insurance adjuster. Ever since I was little, my mom has said, “As soon as you stop having fun, you should stop” when it comes to show business.
HER NEW CO-WORKERS It can be intimidating to move to a new show with new people, but not with The Winchesters. Drake [Rodger] (who plays John Winchester) and I have become close, and he is a superfan of Supernatural , which has been really helpful.
SHOWSTOPPER NAILS If I’m not working, I love wild manicures. I’ll try anything new, from jewels to glitter. I just let the nail artist do whatever they want, though I don’t like my nails too long—I’ve had that before, and I couldn’t do anything!
SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER • 2022
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