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In our Q&A series POPSUGAR CrushWe get to know some of the more intimate details of our favorite celebs – from their first celebrity crush to the best love advice they ever received. We continue this month Sunday child and The kiss stand 2‘s star Maisie Richardson-Sellers.
You may know Maisie Richardson-Sellers from DC’s legends of tomorrow and a little movie called The kiss stand 2, but now the 29-year-old actress is making her directorial debut Sunday child, which recently premiered at this year’s OutFest Fusion Film Festival. Starring Chauntice Green, Numa Perrier, Paris Stephens, Peter Vack and Joy Richardson, the short follows a young woman named Esi who has just moved to Los Angeles and is struggling to find her place. However, after encountering a group of queer and trans people of color (QTPOC), Esi finally feels that she fits in somewhere and is able to tear down their walls.
When we asked Maisie what lesson she wanted to take from viewers of Esi’s story, she told POPSUGAR that it was important never to give up. “No matter how hopeless things may feel, you never know what joy might be around the next corner,” said Maisie. “Stay open, stay curious and trust that it will all be worthwhile one day.” Whether she enjoys directing or acting more, she says she loves both of them. “Everyone feeds me so differently,” Maisie explained. “I started my production company Barefaced Productions to bring like-minded creatives together and create the stories I wish I had seen grow up. Stories that focus on the narratives of, by, and about marginalized people are coming soon more towards you. “
While we wait to see what else Maisie has in store for us, read on to learn more about the director, including her first celebrity crush, the best love advice she ever received, and whether she’s Team Marco or Team Noah.
Who was your first celebrity crush?
Britney Spears when I was 6 years old and she was 16 years old. I asked my mom if she would like me when she met me and cried when I realized we couldn’t hang out in real life.
What’s your favorite flirtatious emoji?
What is your favorite form of self-care?
Long walks in nature with my puppy on a sunny day.
What’s your biggest turn off / on?
Turn off: rudeness. Switching on: having things that you are passionate about.
What’s your coffee / tea order?
Matcha latte with macadamia nut milk.
What would your ideal first date look like?
A candlelit tasting menu by the sea (without pressure).
What’s your movie night movie?
I don’t like repeating movies! We spend most of the night scrolling through lists to find something funny but not stupid, smart but not pompous with great acting and a diverse cast. Please send me all recommendations!
What’s the best love advice you’ve ever been given?
“Does it make you happy? Does it make you better?” Ask yourself these two questions regularly.
What’s the most romantic thing you’ve ever done / what’s ever done for you?
My partner secretly flew from LA to London to surprise me on the press night of my West End debut game 3 women. I went to my apartment and she was there with flowers and champagne. I had to keep checking that it was real. Of the things that I’ve done Difficult to choose. . . I am the queen of romance.
What’s your outfit for the first date?
A sexy, tailored overall.
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Given that you’ve been to The Kissing Booth 2 we have to ask, are you Team Marco or Team Noah?
Team Marco !!
If you could describe Esi from Sunday’s Child in a love song, which one would it be?
“I’m Coming Out” by Diana Ross. . . that’s hip for her next.
How about Esi’s ideal partner?
Adoring, her biggest fan and advocate, someone who is out and proud, artistic, sociable. . . sounds a lot like Ace doesn’t it ?!