Once I ask Rapp about her future aspirations tied to appearing, she goes again to her past love: music. From a really younger age, Rapp was useless set on being a musician, a pop star the truth is. No one, not even her father, might inform her in any other case. “Appearing is one thing that I didn’t assume I used to be certified to do,” she tells me. “I by no means thought I’d get a job straight appearing as a result of I’ve been singing my entire life, and that’s my little area of interest.” Imply Ladies: The Musical supplied Rapp the most effective of each worlds. Whereas she nonetheless has an urge for food for Hollywood (“I’d like to be within the Marvel universe”), she has her sights on a solo music profession, too, which she reveals could possibly be occurring quickly. “I must be doing music as part of my life as a result of I’m a really totally different model of myself when music shouldn’t be part of my life,” she provides.
Perched on her sofa, Rapp lights up understanding she has lots to look ahead to—her impending music profession, her large TV debut, the Ferragamo purple carpet look she has deliberate for the present’s L.A. premiere the subsequent day. To not point out, Leighton’s introduction onto the long-standing listing of beloved imply women. I definitely can’t wait to observe all of it.
The Intercourse Lives of School Ladies is now streaming on HBO Max.
Photographer: Jonny Marlow
Stylist: Jared Ellner
Hairstylist: Marty Harper
Make-up Artist: Dana Delaney