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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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DEADLINE – Netflix’s drama series Gypsy will not be returning for a second season. I have learned that the Internet TV network has opted not to proceed with a second installment of the psychological thriller starring Naomi Watts. Netflix declined comment.

The development is somewhat surprising because Netflix had been in conversations with the producers about a second season and the cancellation decision comes after a writers room had been up and running for four weeks, working on storylines and scripts for Season 2.

Gypsy, which marked two-time Oscar nominee Watts’ first starring TV series role, hailed from Universal Television, Working Title and writer Lisa Rubin. It debuted on June 30 to mixed reviews. Gypsy‘s cancellation comes just as Netflix renewed another new series that launched at the same time as Gypsy, women’s wrestling comedy GLOW. The streaming network also has renewed the other new drama series to launch in the first half of 2017, Marvel’s Iron Fist and 13 Reasons Why.

Gypsy centered on Jean Holloway (Watts), a Manhattan therapist with a seemingly picturesque life who begins to develop intimate and illicit relationships with the people in her patients’ lives. As the borders of Jean’s professional life and personal fantasies become blurred, she descends into a world where the forces of desire and reality are disastrously at odds. The cast also included Billy Crudup as Jean’s husband and Sophie Cookson, Lucy Boynton and Karl Glusman as three of her patients. Liza Chasin, Rubin, Watts and Rudd Simmons executive produced.

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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