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I speak with Esther McGregor on a cloudy afternoon in late May. We’re both in Los Angeles, and like everyone else, feel off-kilter by the change in weather. Despite the sudden gloom and chaos around her - at one point Esther pauses to corral the animals that live in the home she shares with her mom and sister, including two puppies and a hairless cat - she’s buoyant, curious and warm. The twenty-one year old actress, model and singer - by the way, she tattoos and designs clothing, too - recently appeared in an episode of Obi-Wan Kenobi, the Star Wars TV miniseries, and starred as Natalie in the coming-of-age series High School, based on the memoir of the same name by Canadian twin pop duo Tegan and Sara Quin and released on Amazon Freevee last year. In her spare time, she’s managed to start a band with fellow musician Leo Major titled French Thyme, whose double meaning seems to reflect a duality that has always been present in Esther’s life. I get the sense that Esther thrives in the space of back-and-forth movement and flow; all of this makes her a talent to keep an eye on, a glimmer of light pealing through the clouds.
Photographer DIEGO VOURAKIS
Photography Assistant HENRY HAN
Talent ESTHER MCGREGOR
Stylist BRITT LAYTON
Make-Up LILLY POLLAN
Hair KELLY PEACH
Prop Stylist CHRISTOPHER KATUS
Producer ANASTASIA SOMOVIEVA
Art Director JUAN DUQUE
Creative Director NIMA HABIBZADEH
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