Rowan Blanchard may only be 13-years-old, but she sure has a way of getting stuff done. Not only is she the star of Girl Meets World but, since she landed the part, she’s become a style icon and an ambassador for He for She (for which she recently spoke on gender equality at the UN). Oh, and did we mention she makes a mean apple pie, too?
We play 21 Questions to get to know the young actress just as well as she knows herself.
What gets you up in the morning?
What’s your personal life philosophy?
Moment to moment.
Your biggest virtue?
I’m very compassionate.
Your biggest vice?
Do you have a party trick?
I literally had to Google “party trick.” This is my social life.
How would you describe your style?
Very much menswear-inspired. However, I try to never completely define my style. I think the rule of fashion is that there is none.
What would constitute a perfect day for you?
Sleep, bake a perfect apple pie, Netflix, write, read, and sleep. Not necessarily in that order.
Knowing what you know today, what advice would you give your younger self?
Stop worrying. Just be yourself, people learn to love it.
What would your very last meal entail?
Takeout Chinese food. Nothing better.
Three people—dead or alive, real or fictional—that you’d like to invite to dinner?
Audrey Hepburn, Malala Yousafzai, Martin Luther King Jr.
If you were a song, which one would you be?
This is such a strange answer but, “The Girl with Flaxen Hair.”
If a movie were made about you, who would play you?
Audrey Hepburn’s Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady is me in real life.
Chocolate cake, old films, and poetry.
Two faced people.
Your spirit animal?
A dolphin or my dog Winston.
Your favorite flower?
Roses or peonies.
Tell us a secret.
I fell asleep during Guardians of the Galaxy. (I was jetlagged.)
Your favorite quote?
“I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.” – Audrey Hepburn
What is your current state of mind?
Just keep swimming.
An embarrassing moment?
They happen so often I stopped counting them as embarrassing and instead just another Tuesday.
Your proudest moment?
Most recently, when I spoke at the National UN Women Conference. So surreal to be in a room of powerful women and get to share my thoughts with them.