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“I Feel Beautiful In It”: Alexandra Daddario on Wearing Dior to the Emmys

Photograph by Katia Temkin.

“I’m an actor and I like fashion, but my main concern was always being a better actress and the auditions and the work. I think as I’ve gotten older, more confident in myself and my body and in wearing dresses and exploring fashion where I am willing to embrace it. I think it was a little bit of fear when I was younger of doing it wrong. So I just kind of decided to go, oh, whatever about a lot of things. Now I just feel like I’m sort of like everyone says, when you’re in your thirties as a woman, you feel the most confident and I do feel that way a little bit. I feel really lucky. I have an amazing stylist and my instincts are better.”

Just a few weeks after her wedding, Emmy nominations were announced and Daddario learned she earned a nod for outstanding supporting actress in a limited or anthology series or movie in The White Lotus, for her role as Rachel Patton, a newlywed whose relationship begins to unravel on her honeymoon. 

“Because of the Emmy nomination and the work I’ve been doing, I have access to different kinds of dresses to wear on the carpet. And that’s totally thrilling because I feel like a princess whenever I get to go to these things,” she says.

Photograph by Katia Temkin.

The HBO series won five awards during the Emmys broadcast on Monday, including best limited series and supporting actor (Murray Bartlett), supporting actress (Jennifer Coolidge), writing (Mike White), and directing (White) for a limited series.

“I couldn’t have been luckier than to work with [White] and be part of something where he basically showcased all these actors at their best and that’s all you can ask for as an actor is to come onto something where the project just allows you to showcase the best you can be to a large audience,” she says. 

With Season 2 of The White Lotus just weeks away (it’ll premiere on October 15), Daddario is just as thrilled about the show as all those Emmy voters. “I’ve heard a little bit about it that I’m sure no one should be telling me,” she says. “So I won’t speak out of turn, but I think it’s gonna be amazing.”

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