Luna Blaise is an actor with the rare distinction of growing up in homes across the country and beyond. The 21-year-old has been acting for well over a decade, yet it was her role as Olive Stone in the hugely popular supernatural drama series Manifest she landed when she was sweet-sixteen that catapulted her into the forefront of the acting world. Luna's portrayal of a character grappling with the complexities of time travel and family dynamics showcased her ability to breathe life into even the most enigmatic roles. Now, with the eagerly awaited conclusion of the four-year series behind her, Luna is ready to embark on new projects and an uncertain future in light of the writers' and actors' strike.
I met Luna at the Hard Rock Hotel in New York City in late spring of this year as the writers' strike was heating up, little did we know then that the actors' union would follow suit in solidarity two months later. Luna and I spent the day photographing this editorial in the penthouse, happily playing dress-up to the dull moans of the city streets far below. A few days later, I caught up with the actor, much relaxed now that the Manifest’s farewell press junket is done and the prospect of future auditions has been placed on pause. During our conversation, we discussed her years on the series, future plans as an actor in uncertain times, preparing for fame, and her uniquely Luna sense of style.