All About Alexa Demie

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Photography Alana O'Herlihy
Stylist Malaika Crawford

Published October 9, 2019

Vest by 6 Moncler 1017 Alyx 9sm. Pants by 8 Moncler Palm Angels. Jewelry (worn throughout) by Chrome Hearts.

The Euphoria breakout starlet gets another hit of dopamine in Waves, one of this season’s most talked-about movies. “Waves is even more intense than Euphoria,” Demie says of Trey Edward Shults’s follow-up to It Comes at Night. “I shot the pilot of Euphoria, then I flew to Florida to do Waves, then I came back to finish Euphoria. I had so much fun in Florida, but there were a couple of scenes that were tough. One in particular kind of fucked me up for a couple of weeks. I feel like I wasn’t really the same for a bit. It took me a while to get my groove back.”

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Jacket by 7 Moncler Fragment Hiroshi Fujiwara. Bikini Top by Lisa Marie Fernandez.

“I went to México the week that Euphoria premiered, and I stayed in a room that didn’t have television,” says the 24-year-old native Angeleno. “I just wanted to disconnect. Then, I looked at my phone and we were trending number one in Mexico. I knew it was an incredible show, but I didn’t realize how major it was going to be.”

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Jacket and Pants by Prada. Bikini. Top by Frankies Bikinis.

“I grew up in a house that was literally flooded with fashion magazines,” says Demie, who will next appear opposite Maya Hawke in Gia Coppola’s Mainstream. “I remember being a little girl, sitting on the floor, going through all the magazines, and just sketching out, trying to copy the gowns that were in there and making them my own.

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Turtleneck by Dorothee Schumacher. Vintage Shorts and Belt From What Goes Around Comes Around. Tights (worn throughout) by Wolford. Boots by Miu Miu.

“I thought I was going to be a fashion designer,” she says. “I actually got into art school, and when I went to orientation I was like, ‘What am I doing here? I don’t want to go to school.’ So, I left and I never went back.”

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Jacket by Dior.

“What I try and do for balance is I go to nature a lot,” she says. “I have a secret spot in L.A. where I go to just lay on the grass. I stay there for a couple hours. You don’t have cell service, so you’re just there. I always feel rejuvenated, and then I come back and I get back to work.”

This article appears in the fall 2019 50th anniversary issue of Interview magazine. Subscribe here.

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Hair: Tony Medina.
Makeup: Raoul Alejandre using Chanel Les Beiges at Opus Beauty.
Digital Technician: Jack Platner.
Photography Assistants: Yasmine Diba and Claire Murphy.
Fashion Assistants: Sebastien Hohl and Isabella Papile.
Manicure: Gigi Lira at Nail Swag.