We’ve updated the gallery with another (stunning) photoshoot and this time, it’s for the Autumn issue of Wonderland magazine. Enjoy!

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WONDERLAND – Like any actor (or slightly melodramatic child) worth their showbiz salt, Lucy Boynton practised crying in the mirror growing up. Obsessed with Anna Chlumsky’s character in 90s classic My Girl and “scandalised” by her talent and young age, Boynton tells me she’d pause and rewind the funeral scene, “I’d go up to the bathroom and play out her dialogue seeing if I could do what she did and make myself cry like her… It was a long summer.”

Arriving on screen at just 12 years old herself, alongside Renée Zellweger in Miss Potter, Boynton’s CV lists no cheesy rom-com blunders or sitcom shaped snatches at the limelight. Becoming one of Hollywood’s most watched and most wanted young talents, at 23 she’s carved a career from child stardom without ever once compromising her lmic integrity, climbing to her covetable position through a string of challenging roles. Plus, all those years of practise- weeping must mean she’s got crying on demand in the bag by now.

From playing a singing Irish rocker in Golden Globe nominated Sing Street, to perfecting her American twang as a prescription-pill popping teen in Netflix’s Gypsy — a skill she collected from a childhood parked in front of Sabrina the Teenage Witch — Boynton has defied conventions, refusing to be typecast on any terms. “It’s amazing how much your look, and for example, hair colour can affect [the roles you get],” she says, exasperated. “As soon as I dyed my hair blonde, I was auditioning for the same roles that I had when I had dark hair but it was suddenly like, ‘Oh okay, so you can play the ditzy girl!’ I’m trying to break away from that.”

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Scan from the September issue of W magazine featuring Lucy has been added to our gallery as well as two outtakes!

C MAGAZINE – An air of mystery surrounds British actor Lucy Boynton. “I’m a very private person,” she admits. “I don’t tend to reveal too much of myself, which is why I love my job.” It’s a quality she shares with her characters—whether it’s Allison Adams in the Naomi Watts-fronted Netflix series Gypsy, Raphina in 2016’s critically acclaimed musical dramedy Sing Street, or opposite Nicholas Hoult as J.D. Salinger’s second wife, Claire Douglas, in the biopic Rebel in the Rye, slated for release in September. “The first impression of them isn’t everything that they are,” she says of the enigmatic characters she plays. “I enjoy that slow unraveling.” Boynton made her feature film debut portraying a young Renée Zellweger in 2006’s Miss Potter. “I’ve been working for, like, 10 years now, which is a very strange thing to say when you’re 23,” she laughs. “So much of this job is getting used to rejection, so to actually be working is nice.”

The daughter of journalists, Boynton says her itinerant upbringing has proven helpful in navigating Hollywood. “I thrive on that nomadic lifestyle,” she says of splitting time between L.A., London and New York when she isn’t elsewhere shooting. Boynton will next appear as the elusive Countess Andrenyi in the Kenneth Branagh-directed film adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express, out in November with Johnny Depp, Daisy Ridley and Michelle Pfeiffer. “My first day of work was in this exquisite train carriage with the entire cast,” she says. “To look down that carriage at all of these faces I’ve grown up admiring was surreal.”

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THE NEW POTATO – Vogue called her the “beauty experimenter;” we’re calling Lucy Boynton our new style inspiration. Seriously, have you ever seen anyone with more perfect skin? We sat down with the actress to talk about everything from Mad Men to her favorite beauty products. Spoiler: she loves pancakes almost as much as we do and might just inspire you to go pescetarian. Happy reading…

From start to finish, what would be your ideal food day?
Pancakes for all three meals.

How do you practice beauty from the inside out?
I’m trying to be pescatarian which feels much better in every way. The movie Okja was a pretty rude awakening and is, I think, all the motivation anyone should need.

What are your morning and nightly beauty routines?
I cleanse my face twice a day with Pai camellia and rose cleanser and moisturize with their rebalancing cream. Then every few days I’ll use a mask of theirs. I have really sensitive skin so it’s a relief to find products as gentle and pure as Pai.

How do you get into character?
It’s really different for every character I play, but I’m trying to evade answering this question so I don’t give myself away.

Where do you love to travel? What won’t you travel without?
Because I mostly live in London traveling anywhere where you don’t have to be constantly armed with an umbrella is thrilling, and I’ll never travel without a good book or two.

Do you have any go-to workout routines?
I rather loathe any exercise that feels like exercise. Instead, I take ballet classes whenever I can. It’s bloody hard work, but I like that the purpose and focus is improvement of a skill.

What’s always in your fridge? What do you snack on when you’re on set?
Dark chocolate and dark chocolate.

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WWWD “I realized on my first day on set of ‘Miss Potter’ that there wasn’t going to be anything else that could make me as happy or feel as fulfilled as acting does,” says Lucy Boynton. “I was really lucky to find that at such a young age.”

The actress was 11 when she was cast in Chris Noonan’s 2006 film alongside Renée Zellweger. Now 23, Boynton has successfully pivoted from childhood actor to actress with true star wattage. Case in point: she featured in the well-received “Sing Street” last year, which picked up a Golden Globe best picture nomination, and has also taken on various projects in the horror and thriller genre, including Oz Perkins’ “The Blackcoat Daughter” and “I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House,” the latter of which premiered on Netflix. She also costars in the recently released Netflix limited series “Gypsy” opposite Naomi Watts, portraying a teenage drug addict.

While streaming services have become a hot-button topic in the film industry — “Dunkirk” director Christopher Nolan railed against Netflix in an interview with IndieWire on July 19, and Bong Joon Ho’s “Okja” was boycotted by South Korean theaters — Boynton knows better than to bite the hand that feeds her. “As far as my experience has informed me, these streaming services have provided a kind of middle road between the very low-budget, small, independent films and then the huge-budget studio films,” she says. “Netflix seems to be the middle road between that, where it hands back the creative control to the creative heads, back to the director, back to the artist, which is really exciting.”

“Exciting” is also how she describes the arc of her acting career. “It was strange doing that transition from teenager to more adult roles, but I think it just makes it more exciting,” she says. “Because I started so young, the roles I started auditioning for when I was that age, of course, are so different from the ones I’m experiencing now. I thrive on and crave that constant changing. It’s exciting not knowing what tomorrow, or the next month, or the next year holds.”

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Lucy shares her beauty tips in a new interview and photoshoot for Into the Gloss!

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INTO THE GLOSS – “In Vogue they called me the ‘beauty experimenter,’ because I change my hair so much. I’m the one who can always be counted on to change my color and cut and everything [for a role]–I do get kind of itchy for change when I’ve had the same for too long. I don’t even know my natural color! After all the changes, Olaplex is apparently the only reason I still have hair on my head. I always go to Mark Selley, who’s at Nicky Clarke. He has magic hands and a lot of willpower.

I suppose it’s good I’m that way because of the severe makeup changes an actor goes through. I’ve been acting for a long time–I started when I was 12. I had an amazing drama teacher in school, and then during one of our lessons, a casting director came and asked me to audition for a film called Miss Potter. I met my current agent through that. My most recent project is a Netflix show called Gypsy, which came out last week, actually. It’s about a therapist, played by Naomi Watts, who starts to get a little too interested in her clients’ lives–I play one of her clients, Allison, who is a drug addict.

Acting has influenced my approach to beauty in both practical and fun ways, as well as influencing my style. I do like to be more adventurous–for some reason I feel safer in that. I recently watched Play It As It Lays, and I saw Tuesday Weld wearing this bright cobalt blue eyeshadow. Since then I’ve been experimenting with oranges, blues, purples… I’m really digging the bold eyes–the blue one I’m wearing today is a Marc Jacobs Highliner. Back when my hair was red, I did a lot of pink glittery eyes with Barry M glitter, which stays on well and is really affordable. I enjoy the brightness of it. And I’m always using black liquid eyeliner, always the cat-eye. Or, I like a big doe-eye–it’s my go-to. For that I use MAC Haute and Naughty mascara, which I’ve now stepped up to the Ultra Black shade. It has two sets of brushes and it’s really good. I just find that other mascara clumps.

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During her stay in New York City, Lucy was photographed for the Office magazine. I’ve added the photoshoot in our gallery and you can now read the full interview below!

OFFICE – The Netflix Original Series ‘Gypsy’ should be your weekend binge. Naomi Watts as a controlling shrink and a slew of other notable stars are taking on the task of re-inventing any commercialized perceptions of mental illness that we have previously taken in through media. And British actress Lucy Boynton is one of them, and somehow found time in her hectic schedule the day before the show release to have a chat with us.

Tell us a little bit about the new show you star in.
Gypsy follows a New York therapist, played by Naomi Watts. It explores the boundaries between patient and doctor— she kind of starts to play puppeteer with her clients.

Thinking about the darker themes in the show, how did you relate to those or get into character?
I play Alison, and when we first meet her she’s on amphetamines. By the time we meet her, she’s been addicted for a year so she’s learned how to contain it kind of, and lie very effectively about it. It was kind of trying to find a balance between feeling that frenzy and that need, but also keeping it contained.

It sounds very psychological. Have you ever done a project like that?
I don’t think I’ve done anything quite like Gypsy before. Especially the honest way that it is written. Each character would be easy to put in a “box”, make them the stereotype version we’ve seen—drug addicted teenager—but the way the writer has done show is very human and real.

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Lucy is featured in the Sunday issue of YOU magazine! The new photoshoot and gorgeous and below, you can read the full interview. Enjoy!

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YOU – Having been discovered as a South London schoolgirl, Lucy Boynton may now become the Netflix face of her generation. The former child actress – who has made the elusive leap to adult star – is poised to be binge-watched by her millennial contemporaries when she appears opposite Naomi Watts in Gypsy, a highly anticipated new drama from the streaming service. In the ten-part series, released this month, Lucy plays a young woman addicted to prescription pills who becomes overly close to her therapist [Naomi], who has issues of her own and encourages the crossing of doctor-patient boundaries. I have previewed the show, filmed in New York and directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson (among others), and predict it will be a huge hit. ‘Big films used to be very much the thing, but nowadays people see the value in getting to explore characters over a longer space of time,’ says Lucy.

We meet just hours after she has finished filming in a Welsh forest for another Netflix drama, Apostle, starring Dan Stevens (of Downton fame), about a religious cult in 1905, with Lucy playing the leader’s daughter. Filming wrapped at 2am: ‘Sorry I am so incoherent,’ she croaks. ‘Lack of sleep is not helping my vocabulary.’ Yet despite being tired, she is articulate and effusive.

From Blackheath, Southeast London, Lucy, 23, is the daughter of two journalists, which may explain her eloquence. Her father Graham is a newspaper travel editor and her mother Adriaane is a freelance writer. Lucy seems highly intelligent and is a product of top London girls’ schools: first Blackheath High School, where she was discovered in a drama class aged 11, and then James Allen’s Girls’ School, which also turned out actresses Charlotte Ritchie and Sally Hawkins.

For as long as Lucy can remember, she has wanted to act. ‘It was never enough for me to just watch something, I needed to understand it. My favourite film was My Girl [the 1991 coming-of-age tale]. I’d replay Anna Chlumsky doing the funeral scene [her best friend dies from an allergic reaction to a bee sting] over and over, and then go to the mirror to see if I could make myself cry by thinking of my cat dying.

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