Kiernan loves the famous teenage witch.
Kiernan Shipka has Netflix under his spell. A good spell.
The 19-year-old actress is the star of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Netflix, although you may also remember her as Sally Draper in Mad Men. Shipka is the cover of the December edition of Seventeen, where she spoke about romance, female power and why the character of Sabrina Spellman is an inspiration for her.
To begin with, Shipka thinks it’s “great” that his friends are “genuinely excited to see the show.” After all, Sabrina appeals more to the age range of her friends than Mad Men.
However, here is another reason why she feels so honored to play the role of the 16-year-old witch. “I’m irrationally excited that young girls can have this character as an inspiration to them,” he told Seventeen. “She has such a strong will, such a good heart, she always says what she thinks, defends herself and questions the things she feels are not right”.
Similar to Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Sabrina Spellman of Shipka lives witchcraft in her own way. But, doing magic aside, the Feud star identifies with Sabrina on a very personal level. “I gravitate around the feminist content because I am like that, but this show has something very great being so feminist and at the same time having this fantastic element,” he explained.
The vague period of time also adds to the “fantastic element”. “It happens in an ‘indefinite’ period where there are not many references to pop culture, or what is happening now or has happened in the past, but at the same time, it is related to what is going on in such different ways and resonates in so many levels, “said Kiernan Shipka.
The creator of Sabrina and director of the show, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, recently offered E! News some information about why the period of the series is so indefinite. “We originally wanted it to happen in the sixties, when the first Sabrina comics came out, we felt we could explore the themes of that decade like feminism, civil rights, Charles Manson, Woodstock, the first man on the moon,” he told AND! News
Netflix had another idea. Apparently, executives told Aguirre-Sacasa the following, “Female empowerment, female sexuality, that women have control over their own bodies, all that happens now, you will do that now, we have this war, all these rights today they are being questioned, you do not need it to happen in the sixties. ”
Shipka also told Seventeen why Sabrina is so different from the other TV characters. “Sabrina is, for all intents and purposes, a teenager as much as a witch who must face decisions that a teenager could never deal with.” She puts herself in very risky situations-so risky that her life is at stake-but having a character that has such a strong will has inspired me a lot. “
As any teenager (or any mortal) knows, growing up is difficult. “Everyone has their own way, I’m at a time when I feel myself more than ever, I love that, I’m excited for Sabrina to come to me.”
Even though their relationship on the screen with Harvey Kinkle (played by Ross Lynch ) is great, dating is not a priority for Shipka at this time. “Ross is the best, I could not imagine a better person with whom people would like me to relate,” he explained. “Our relationship [in the series] is so pure and sweet.”