As the Disney Channel’s Austin & Ally exits the stage, Laura Marano steps into the limelight with a debut album of her own. For our June/July issue Justine chatted with the singer-songwriter about her first song, her first priority and more. Be sure to pick up a copy to check it out! But in the meantime, we’re dishing a few deets on the Disney star!
Laura’s best advice from her sister, Switched at Birth’s Vanessa Marano: Not to care [about how you compare to others]! It’s so easy to get caught up in critiques of the people around you and to forget about yourself in the process. [Vanessa has] always had such a strong sense of self, which I admire so much; that’s one of the things I love most about her.
On her bucket list: So many things. I want to jump out of an airplane. That is going to happen. And I want to travel the world. That’s something I’ve always wanted to do, and hopefully in the near-ish future—I don’t think I’ll be able to travel the whole world right now. I don’t want to peak right now in my 20s!
Her favorite look from set: My lovely makeup artist, who has been with us since the beginning, when she does eyes, she does two types of liner for performance looks—which I love when we film performances because we get to do really fun stuff. So my first performance of the fourth season, I did a song called “No Place Like Home” that I loved my makeup for. She used white liner on my waterline to really create a cool sort of lighter smoky action. It was beautiful. A white pencil—it looked so good. With black on the outsides.
Her favorite thing to do with gal pals: Watch movies, 100%. I do like going to the mall and shopping, but I think the best thing is when you, like, have a sleepover. You bake, and then you eat your baked goods while you’re watching a movie.
A fashion trend she can’t get behind: There are some trends I like on other people that I don’t think I could ever do. Like I love when I see some shots of people doing the, like, slicked-back wet hair look. I think a lot of girls look really good with it, but I would look terrible with it. And whenever someone is like, “You should try that on the red carpet,” I’m like, “WRONG.”
For more from Laura, be sure and pick up a June/July issue of Justine!