Outer Banks may be the hottest teen series on the scene, but star Madelyn Cline isn't letting fame go to her head
In the first ever of Grazia Gazette: The Hamptons, the cover girl opens up how the cast members continue to keep each other grounded in the whirlwind of Hollywood.
"The first season of the show felt like going and shooting an indie," Cline says. “It was very tight-knit, so the filming of the first season felt very intimate in the best way possible. We really vibe with our crew and our cast, obviously. We immediately had chemistry, and we immediately started hanging out, which is amazing.”
"We all kind of started in the same place when we got the show," she explains, "and we just stuck together. We're all going through the same thing and it just helps to have people around you who understand and who are there for you. We keep each other grounded and we hype each other up. We’re all each other’s best hype man."
Although she worked as a child model for years, Cline says that the experience of fame in the 21st century – and the social media component that comes along with it – has been challenging.
"I'm still learning," Cline admits. When it comes to engaging with fans in a healthy way. "It’s new territory for me."
"The expectation to share everything is intimidating," she continues. "It’s a constant pressure that takes real thoughtfulness to navigate."
Still, Cline is focused on being a star with staying power, in the model of ingenues-turned-A-listers like her role model, Scarlett Johansson. For her, staying grounded as a millennial mega-star requires a regimen of meditation, journaling, workouts and other means of self-care.
"I’ve met a lot of women in my time here in LA – really independent, powerful women – and I admire that. Bottom line, just being able to be around that kind of energy and women who are such bosses is incredible," she says.
Along with her revealing interview, for her first high-fashion cover feature, the 23-year-old wore a series of looks exclusively from Salvatore Ferragamo's 2021 pre-fall collection.
Read the full feature on GraziaMagazine.com, or pick up the inaugural issue of Grazia Gazette: The Hamptons at Zero Bond, Soho House, and other exclusive locations in NYC and the Hamptons over Memorial Day weekend.