McKenna Grace is already a decade into her acting career and she has only 15 years old. Whether you saw her in the gunner seat in Ghostbusters Afterlife as a math prodigy in Gifted with Chris Evans or giving her Emmy nominated performance in Handmaids Tale as Esther Keyes one thing is for sure the girl has some major acting chops.The talented McKenna Grace recently caught up with Seventeen and the actress spilled on some upcoming projects her dream role it involves some fabulous costumes the inspiration behind all of her songwriting and how has planning on using her free time in NYC.
McKenna was only in town for a few short days but made sure to hang out with fellow child actor and friend Walker Scobell who is currently filming the new Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. McKenna tells us that the two actually met over TikTok McKenna is the absolute personification of joy and beneath all of the dog-loving and thrift shopping brews some serious talent both as an actor and singer. The youngest Emmy nominee for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series is one to keep an eye and you can trust us on that McKenna Grace Everyone has that one song or that one thing that reminds you of a certain place or point in time. And I just think that its fun to write this song in the form of a breakup song so that you can scream it at the top of your lungs. Its about that feeling of not being able to listen to your favorite songs without thinking of someone.
I have over 200 notes of song ideas and lyrics on my phone so I will just show up to a writing session and I will be like Hey guys I do not know if y all have any concepts but I have 200 so get ready to hear all about my life. I will pull from whatevers going on in my life and then we wijust write about it. Its so therapeutic. Oh my gosh. Music writing is my therapy. You also have a movie coming out soon. How was it stepping back into the horror genre?McKenna Grace Oh it was so fun! That one was especially fun because my dad and I actually co-wrote the script for The Bad Seed Returns together. I wrote produced and starred in that was kind of crazy. Never done anything like that before.
McKenna Grace I am shooting a true crime series in Atlanta right now. Its a true crime case theres a documentary on Netflix about it called Abducted in Plain Sight. Its the craziest. I am playing the girl who gets kidnapped which is you know great. And then obviously The Bad Seed Returns is coming out soon. Plus I just finished shooting on Handmaids Tale a little while back. And I am working on some other things but you know its under wraps. So cool I hope that someday I will get to take on more of a superhero role I think thats a really fun project and just a cool role to be able to play. I was the younger version of Captain Marvel but maybe I will play a superhero someday and have a younger version of myself you know? You never know.