Sadie Stanley on the Life Advice She Got While Filming Kim Possible and Her New Netflix Film
In our Q&A series Last Call, we get down to the bottom of every last thing with some of our favorite celebs — from the last thing they texted to the last thing they binge-watched. This week, actress Sadie Stanley takes our call.
Sadie Stanley made her acting debut as the iconic crime-fighting, world-saving Kim Possible. Now, she's tackling her next role in Netflix's family adventure-comedy, The Sleepover. Read on to hear more from Sadie about her last day on set, the last piece of advice that changed her life, and more!
PS: What's the last thing you watched on Netflix?
Just started When They See Us. Absolutely stunning and intensely heartbreaking. It's been on my list for a while, as I continue to educate myself about systemic racism and the deep-rooted oppression of Black people and minorities in America. Highly recommend.
PS: What's the last thing you ordered online?
A massive cat tree tower for my two cats. It's as tall as me and I put it together myself. They love it so much and are always napping and playing on it.
PS: What's the last photo on your camera roll?
A picture of an acrylic painting I'm working on. Doesn't look like much now but it's going to be (hopefully) an abstract(ish?) portrait of Mac Miller. I've been getting back into painting since quarantine and it's been really fun and therapeutic for me.
PS: What was the last thing you texted?
I was texting my manager about an independent movie script I had just received and was really excited to read.
PS: What's the last thing you do before going to bed?
Not very interesting but definitely put on chapstick, can't go to sleep without it.
PS: What was your last day on set of The Sleepover like?
The last day on set of The Sleepover is a very memorable one for me. We were filming on a bridge in the middle of the night and it was freezing! Cree [Cicchino] and I were wearing shorts and t-shirts and Malin [Akerman] was in a short dress so we were huddling by the heaters in between takes! We filmed a little dance montage of the family celebrating something (don't want to give anything away). It was a really special moment because the entire main cast was together and having such a good time. I was really bummed that it was over.
PS: What was the last gift you received?
One of my closest friends Ciara has recently started designing and making clothes over quarantine. She made me this gorgeous emerald green corset top with insane stitching and patchwork and it is the coolest piece of clothing I own. I wore it for some press I was doing for The Sleepover, and I felt so beautiful in it.
PS: What's the last thing you took home from a set?
I always find myself accidentally stealing socks from set. That's definitely a boring answer but, yeah, I always forgot to change out of them. I also was given a very special crown worn in The Sleepover that we used in a game we played for press, and I get to keep that, so that's pretty cool.
PS: What was the last song you sang in the shower?
So many. I never shower without my speaker on full blast. Probably some Adele. Definitely "Best Part" by Daniel Ceasar feat. H.E.R. Throw a little musical theatre in there and you get the picture.
PS: What's the last piece of advice you received that changed your life?
The first thing that comes to mind is a letter from Adam Stein I received on the last day of shooting my first project, Kim Possible. I have held on to that letter since that day and I read it any time I need to remind myself how far I've come. One of the many gems of advice in the letter is to use my not-so-great experiences in life as fuel for my artistic endeavors and to never stop believing in myself.
PS: What's the last book you read?
I Am Still Alive by Kate Alice Marshall. SO GOOD. Highly recommend.
PS: What's the last album you listened to?
Dominic Fike just released an album called What Could Possibly Go Wrong. Listened to it all the way through and loved it. He's one of my favorite artists right now. Now I need to go listen to an album that just came out called Give Me a Minute by Lizzy McAlpine — another favorite artist of mine! Really excited about it.
PS: What was your last workout?
I'm gonna be honest, my workout routine was pretty damn good before quarantine started and it's all gone downhill from there. I think my last "workout" was either playing some basketball with my roommates or just doing some easy yoga and stretching in my living room. I've decided to be kind to myself and cut myself some slack, and I encourage everyone to do the same if they aren't feeling themselves very productive or motivated during this time. Do your best to make time for things that make you feel good, whatever that may be.
PS: What was your last audition like?
Literally just got off a producers session over Zoom, which was very interesting. It was a little weird at first to read a scene with someone on a screen, but I think it went pretty well!
Watch Sadie in The Sleepover, streaming now on Netflix!