Photographer / Chris Patey
Stylist / Suzi Rezler @ STATE Artist Management
Hair / Sascha Breuer @ Starworks Artists using Wella EMEI
Makeup / Allan Avendaño @ Starworks Artists using Hourglass Cosmetics
Fashion Assistant / Lauren Taylor
Shot on location at Cherry Soda Studios
Talitha Bateman can next be seen playing ‘Nora Spier’ alongside Nick Robinson, Jennifer Garner and Alexandra Shipp in Love, Simon, based on the popular young adult novel “Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda”. The film is set to release in theaters March 16th, 2018.
Talitha is known for her roles as ‘Hannah’ in the new film Geostorm, ‘Heidi’ opposite Alfre Woodard in So B. It, and ‘Janice’ in New Line’s Annabelle: Creation. Talitha took some time with us for a quick round on acting, hew now project and how a guy can standout.
MM: When did you first start acting?
TB: I first started acting about four years ago.
MM: How do you feel about everything going on in Hollywood as a young budding actress?
TB: It makes me hopeful for my generation. The more victims that are empowered to speak the truth about what they went through, the more fear that a potential abuser may have. I’m so glad we now live in a culture where victims feel comfortable to speak up.
MM: Let’s talk about Love, Simon. (As we wipe tears from our eyes after watching the trailer 3xs) This feels like a coming of age film that could also be a bit groundbreaking. How did it feel to be a part of this cast during filming?
TB: I loved working with our director Greg and my (on screen) family in this project. Greg gave us so much freedom that we had a blast filming. We were improvising and laughing the entire time. It never felt like work.
MM: Can you tell us more about your character, Nora Spier?
TB: Of course. Nora is a shy, awkward and goofy girl. She loves cooking and hanging out with her family. And although she might not be the best at it, she really wants to be a chef one day! She fiercly loves her brother, Simon for who he is.
MM: Since we are a men’s style & culture mag; we gotta ask you for some advice for men…how do you think guys can ‘hack’ personal style better? OR what do you think makes a guy sexy from a style perspective? Any crushes on rock stars or leading men you can tell us about and why?
TB: I don’t usually notice what a guy is wearing, I mostly pay attention to their personality, their smile and how they hold a conversation. But, I do like guys with leather jackets. I guess whatever style they have, they should own it and not just wear things to fit in. I’ve always had a crush on young Johnny Depp. I think anything he wore looked great on him. Also James Dean. Maybe I was born at the wrong time.
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