In our Q&A sequence Final Name, we get all the way down to the underside of each final thing with a few of our favourite celebs — from the very last thing they texted to the very last thing they binge-watched. This week, actress and (new!) singer Lana Condor takes our name.
The world fell in love with Lana Condor after starring as everybody’s favourite, Lara Jean Covey, in To All The Boys I’ve Cherished Earlier than. And whereas we already know she’s an incredible actress, it seems she additionally has the voice of an angel — what cannot this woman do?!
After spending quarantine overlaying songs together with her musician boyfriend Anthony De La Torre, she ended up recording her very first authentic single, “For Actual,” which Lana and her producer Andrew Tufano mentioned was impressed by a current journal entry about her relationship. “Virtually instantly we turned it into this track about how perhaps that feeling of independence is not dangerous, it simply means your love is not codependent and that you simply’re selecting many times to return again to like somebody as a result of [you] love them for actual,” Andrew shared about the track in an Instagram publish. Forward of her single launch, we chatted with Lana all concerning the monitor, the very last thing she took dwelling from a set, the final time she was starstruck, and extra!
PS: What was the final day recording your new single “For Actual” like?
I used to be simply so excited to get my vocals down and see the place my producer would take it. It is my first time singing alone, and so it was actually scary for me. I’ve at all times liked music, and most of the time, I’m misplaced in my earbuds, however I’ve additionally at all times had concern in the case of singing out loud as a result of it is simply such an intimate expertise. You must actually be weak and put your self on the market. So I used to be flooded with reduction once I lastly acquired the vocals down and was actually pleased with myself.
PS: What’s the very last thing you watched on Netflix?
Oh wow, that may be a nice query. The very final thing in my queue is New Lady. I’ve watched the entire seasons, like, 10 instances over . . . nevertheless it’s so comforting, and I at all times catch myself going again to it. I am at present in Canada and have been doing a compulsory quarantine for 14 days. I’m up right here for work, however I have been caught in the identical room for 12 days now. It will possibly get a bit lonely, so I watch New Lady to really feel a bit little bit of dwelling and familiarity. PS: What is the final photograph in your digicam roll?
An image of my sushi lunch.
PS: What’s the very last thing you do earlier than going to mattress?
I must work on a constant “nighttime” routine, however not too long ago it has been calling Anthony to say goodnight.
PS: What was the final present you acquired?
My expensive pal Madeleine Arthur, who additionally performs my greatest pal in To All The Boys I’ve Cherished Earlier than, delivered my favourite Vietnamese meals for dinner to my door since I’m caught in quarantine! That was an incredible present.
PS: What’s the very last thing you took dwelling from a set?
I did a Neutrogena shoot not too long ago for my new partnership and I took a ton of skincare — granted additionally they let me, haha
PS: What is the final track you listened to?
I’m at present listening to Folklore: the Sleepless Nights Chapter EP by Taylor Swift. I’ve at all times liked her and her lyrics. This EP, particularly, feels very intimate. I’m listening to “Mad Girl.” And I do agree — there’s nothing like a mad girl!
PS: What was the final track you sang within the bathe?
The final track I sang within the bathe was my track “For Actual”! Making the track was such a quarantine ardour undertaking with myself and songwriter/producer Andrew Tufano. I’m an unsigned artist, so I’ve actually been leaning on [my boyfriend] Anthony’s expertise in music and my very own inventive concepts to advertise the track by myself. So I’ve listened to it so many instances creating content material. It is simply type of caught in my head at this level!
PS: What is the final piece of recommendation you acquired that modified your life?
I really simply learn a publish my costar posted earlier this morning that actually caught with me: “Should you do not find time for your wellness. You can be compelled to make time along with your sickness. Learn that once more.”
PS: What is the final e book you learn?
I really simply completed The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian. I journey a lot for work and have at all times been superfascinated with the lifetime of flight attendants. It is an awesome thriller!
PS: What was the very last thing you texted?
“It comes out Friday.” I despatched that to my pal as a result of we’re speaking about “For Actual.”
PS: What was your final exercise?
A 30-minute yoga exercise with Anthony through FaceTime. I actually worth stretching, particularly throughout quarantine. Your physique will get so stiff being at dwelling all day, so a morning yoga actually helps me really feel energized.
PS: When’s the final time you have been starstruck?
The Rock despatched me a shock video once I was doing A Little Late with Lilly Singh, and I’ve by no means been extra starstruck in my life. I like him and am such a fan, so for sure, I actually misplaced my cool. I do not suppose I will ever not be starstruck by him.
PS: What’s the very last thing you probably did for love?
Since I’m doing quarantine alone, right here in Canada, Anthony and I’ve been aside for 2 weeks. We usually spend each single day collectively, so it is actually onerous being aside. I’ve observed I have been having a tough time sleeping, and so has he, so we have been leaving our FaceTime on whereas we sleep, to be collectively. In the course of the night time if I get up, I will whisper his identify, and he’ll reply. It makes us really feel related.
Take heed to Lana’s debut single “For Real,” streaming now on Spotify!
Picture Supply: Lana Condor