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Olivia Holt is in the midst of capturing Merciless Summer season, the brand new Jessica Biel-produced Freeform sequence, when she hops on the cellphone one latest afternoon. The actress, finest recognized for her function as Dagger in Marvel’s Cloak + Dagger, has relocated to Dallas, Texas in the intervening time to complete up filming for Merciless Summer season‘s first season after it was pushed because of the pandemic.

“It’s completely different,” she says of the environment on set. “It is undoubtedly not the identical as earlier than [COVID-19], however it’s enjoyable.”

Holt has been regularly making a reputation for herself on the Hollywood circuit since she was 14-years-old and starring within the Disney XD present, Kickin’ It. Merciless Summer season, her newest gig by which she performs lead character Kate, will see her step into the thriller style because the present explores how a mysterious abduction impacts the neighborhood of a small Texas city.

Through the years, Holt has additionally ventured into making music, releasing her debut EP, Olivia, in 2016. Now, 4 years later, she’s gearing as much as share a “new period of music,” beginning off together with her latest single with producer R3HAB, “love u once more.” The observe is a breezy, EDM-inflected single that is so instantly hummable, one would possibly virtually miss its moody lyrics: “I do not wish to be pals/ Do not wanna see no person contact you.”

Forward of extra new music Holt hopes to launch earlier than the tip of the yr — songs that she describes as “true and genuine to what I’ve skilled or what I wish to expertise” — the actress and singer will get candid about being a Leo, feeling spooked by ghosts whereas filming Cloak + Dagger, and swooning over Blake Energetic’s Met Gala robes.

What’s your astrological signal?

I imagine in some elements of astrology. I feel much less on the horoscope aspect and extra on the character trait aspect. I run into lots of Leos and I really feel like we’re very a lot one and the identical. I really feel like every time I converse to a different Leo we’re very strong-willed in our opinions and actually obsessed with what we do, regardless of if we’re in the identical occupation or not. However in relation to my day by day horoscope data, as a result of I used to be into it for a minute and I feel after I began my day studying it, I’d be searching for all the indicators for the horoscope. So it did not work for me. I really feel like you might be both actually into it or simply type of like, eh.

Do you imagine in ghosts, and have you ever ever seen one?

I undoubtedly do imagine in ghosts. I’ve by no means seen one. I labored in New Orleans for 2 years [filming Cloak & Dagger], and there is undoubtedly some suspicious vitality there. I really feel like I imagine extra in ghost vitality than I do in visually seeing them.

[The city’s] so haunted, I imply it has been round for hundreds of years so there’s clearly plenty of historical past there and that metropolis itself has been by a lot destruction and it is type of constructed itself from the bottom up lots of instances. Residing there, I felt like: One, we filmed in lots of deserted locations, so each time I confirmed up on set I’d really feel some type of vitality that did not really feel just like the norm, and even on my days off after I would stroll across the metropolis and strolling to sure eating places or bars or retailers, I’d really feel sure vitality. And I’d discuss to any person that labored there they usually have been like, “Oh yeah, this place has been round because the starting of the 1800s,” and I’d be like, “Yeah, that completely is smart why I am feeling the way in which that I’m.”

What’s your go-to drink order?

A margarita for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I haven’t got a selected margarita order, I at all times like to change it up and take a look at completely different tequilas. After which additionally frozen to straight on the rocks, I am very open to any type of tequila.

What’s your go-to hangover remedy?

I’ve completely none. I simply endure by it. I do not get horrible hangovers, so for me it is not as aggressive as it’s for some folks. However yeah, I can simply energy by. I am like, “Oh, I will simply take an Advil and drink some water and I will be wonderful.” However that by no means works.

Who can be the three headliners of the music competition of your goals?

Ellie Goulding, I am obsessed together with her. I am actually obsessive about lots of U.Okay. artists so her, Jess Glynne, and doubtless Bruno Mars. Very eclectic group however I undoubtedly want my two favourite feminine artists in there.

What’s the weirdest snack that you just make/eat?

I am unsure if it is bizarre, however it’s undoubtedly a problem to eat. Popcorn is my favourite snack and some years in the past I found Nutella, and so popcorn and Nutella is the snack that I prefer to make — however it’s the messiest snack ever and it is really actually laborious to eat as a result of the kernels get caught within the Nutella once you dip it in there.

What’s a foul behavior of yours that you have been which means to repair?

Cracking actually each bone in my physique. My chiropractor’s really going to kill me for it, however it’s been a behavior since I used to be a child. [I do it] as quickly as I get up, after which about 15 minutes after that, after which about 15 minutes after that. It is an excessive amount of, it is manner an excessive amount of, however it’s actually each bone. From like my neck to my whole backbone to my hand and fingers, knees, ankles, toes, hips, completely every little thing. I’ll have arthritis in a yr. My mid-twenties will not be going to be nice for me.

What was the final web rabbit gap that you just went down?

In all probability watching the lifeless funniest commercials in TV historical past. That are so enjoyable to look at as a result of they’re very fast. I feel once you’re going intentionally to seek out them it is a very completely different expertise, like once you’re really watching one thing that you just’re enthusiastic about.

When you might be in any music video, what wouldn’t it be?

One in all my favourite music movies of all time is “We Discovered Love” by Rihanna and Calvin Harris. And the music video is directed by Melina Matsoukas — she’s a legend and the video is actually insane and the idea type of exhibits a world between love and lust. Which is type of the truth of our world, however on this music video it is simply on a extra enhanced stage and it is sick, it is so cool and it will be a dream to reside in that one.

What was your favourite film as a child?

Favourite film would most likely be Stick It, which is an iconic gymnastics film. It is directed by Jeff Bridges who can also be iconic. I used to be a gymnast since a child, so after I watched it, I principally noticed myself in each character.

What was your teenage AIM display screen title?

My nickname is Liv, so I did a play-on-words scenario and it was Liv4Ever and my start yr is 97 so it was Liv4Ever97. Tremendous easy, tremendous candy.

What lyrics would make up your AIM away message at this time?

I would most likely would simply do, “I ought to In all probability Go To Mattress” by Dan + Shay.

What’s your favourite meme or web joke, and why?

I really feel like there’s too many nice ones to decide on an absolute all-time favourite. However I do observe this dad joke account, and I do not know if I can select a favourite, that complete account is my favourite. It is so good, and I am a sucker for a dad joke.

What’s your go-to breakup track?

I feel “Extra Hearts Than Mine” by Ingrid Andress. That track is so good. I prefer to be in the dead of night and take heed to unhappy songs, however I feel for probably the most half after I’m going by a breakup I would like one thing that makes me really feel empowered and one thing that feels liberating.

What’s your favourite crimson carpet look of all-time worn by another person?

In all probability each look worn by Blake Energetic on the Met Gala. I feel it’d’ve been 2018 the place she’s within the crimson robe with the entire headpiece. Simply so easy and fashionable and funky.

What’s one factor everybody should purchase that’s underneath $10.

I really feel like every used e-book. Which may even be lower than $5. I do know that generally studying is not everyone’s neatest thing, however books are really easy to get and if you are going to get one I extremely suggest Tiny Lovely Issues by Cheryl Strayed.

What actuality present would you most like to seem on?

I feel most likely any cooking present, as a result of I would most likely get kicked off within the first spherical as a result of I really suck at cooking. One: I really like the thought of cooking, after which two: I feel each cooking present that I’ve watched, the adrenaline behind it will be so enjoyable to be part of. However I’d completely lose as a result of I’d wanna be the primary one executed however I really most likely would not put in the right amount of components or measurements to something.

What’s your favourite quick meals place and what’s your order?

Chick-Fil-A. In all probability a 12-count nugget meal with fries. Clearly.

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