If you're planning to see Once Upon a Time in Hollywood this weekend, keep an eye out for India Everett. The Seattle-bred beauty appears alongside Margot Robbie's Sharon Tate in Quentin Tarantino's mega-hyped 1969 period piece.
“Working on set with Tarantino and all of the other talented actors was amazing. In the week I was on set, we shot several integral scenes. Keeping everything in line with the decade was incredible," Everett tells Maxim.
"Every single detail, down to the fake cigarettes we smoked, was all created to be perfectly authentic to the 1960s."
While Everett is clearly thriving as a newly-minted model and actress—look for her in Top Gun: Maverick as well—she's no stranger to the camera, having worked as an award-winning news anchor and journalist in the Midwest before transitioning to Hollywood.
That said, Everett won't be leaving her life on the big screen behind anytime soon. "Being in major films and working alongside extremely talented A-list actors and actresses has been the biggest dream come true I never knew I had. It’s a pretty surreal experience to work on a major project and see the final project come to life."
For more about Everett, read on:
How can a man catch your attention?
I like a guy who is confident and sure of himself, but not in an arrogant way. Someone who can read a spark of attraction and capitalize on it is really all it takes. Be direct, get to the point, and just ask me to have a drink with you! Disclaimer: Sliding in my DMs has yet to work for anyone, so I think maybe it has to be in person.
What’s the worst pick-up line you’ve ever heard?
There are SO many bad ones! Here’s a recent one: "Do you believe in global warming, because you’re making me melt!" That one definitely made me giggle.
How do you let a man know you’re interested?
I’m actually really bad at this! I’ll smile and make what I consider to be "flirty" eye contact and laugh and giggle, etc. And then, when the guy walks off or whatever, my friends are always like, "That guy was so cute! You should’ve hit on him!" and I’m like, "Oh, I thought I was!" So maybe subtleties aren’t working for me...
What does your ideal date look like?
I love it when someone can improvise or plan something beyond just drinks or a nice meal out. Ideally, I’m looking for either some kind of adventure date (cliffside picnic, anyone?), or maybe a man who can cook me a nice meal in. That would be so amazing.
What about a man turns you on the most?
I think it is so attractive when a man genuinely supports and empowers the woman he’s into. Cheer us on! I’m so over guys being intimidated by successful women—that’s a total turn off!
When do you feel sexiest?
I feel sexiest when I have the undivided attention of whomever I’m into in that moment. I’m talking phone down, TV off, just their eyes on me. It’s a very sexy feeling to completely fill someone’s moment.
Who’s your biggest celebrity crush?
Am I too old to still be crushing on Fall Out Boy from 10 years ago? I love you, Pete Wentz! I was also into Pete Davidson way before it was cool. Safe to say guys named Pete have an edge on the competition with me.
What’s your favorite thing to do in the bedroom?
Stay up all night binge-watching TV.
What should a man never do in the bedroom?
Have any sexy fantasies?
I want to meet someone spontaneously and just hit it off instantly and, like, run off to Mexico or somewhere tropical for the weekend. Doesn’t that sound like a dream? In reality, that’s more akin to getting kidnapped, but in my head it sounds amazing.
What’s your guiltiest pleasure?
Bubble baths and wine please! Throw in some chocolate gelato if you’re trying to make it extra guilty.
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