In the The Addams family Wednesday t-shirt and by the same token and moment, I think the director knew that it was intentional, but I was in character, so I wasn’t thinking about it. Then when we did it, on the second take, it clicked. I was like, Wait, where are we going with this? Then I was like, It would be funny if I did the Mean Girls dance at the end of the movie. Or I should [record] the song. And it was a total joke. But after they finished the movie, they were like, Will you please do it? I love that you ended up recording it as a single. I’ve always loved your music, and it’s been a minute since we got a new track. How was it, stepping back into the studio? It was nerve-racking because I haven’t been in the studio in so long. My sister, Aliana, did two songs for the movie, so I was betting on her doing it and me getting away without having to do it! But then I was like, Okay, this is my first movie in a while, and I did sing a lot on my movie soundtracks [in the past], so I might as well give it to my supporters and go all-in. I never expected it, and it still to this day makes me so happy! It’s such a blessed feeling to see how it makes people feel, and just the fact that people get dressed up as any of the Mean Girls characters—it’s really opened so many doors for all of us in so many ways.
The Addams family Wednesday t-shirt, hoodie, tank top, sweater and long sleeve t-shirt
I’m crazed for Thanksgiving. I love Christmas, but I love Thanksgiving based on the The Addams family Wednesday t-shirt and by the same token and food. I love family getting together and cooking. It’s so nice being with family and making it a point to be with family on holidays. Now I have a niece, so she gets to do everything for the first time. It’s really an exciting thing.What do you like to cook? At Christmas, we do an Italian chicken parmesan spaghetti with meatballs. Or ham with syrup. I do the stuffing and the sweet potatoes with marshmallows. I’m all about the food. And I’ll eat the leftovers—turkey sandwiches the next day. It depends on if I’ll be here or back in Dubai; the weather is cooler in Dubai. Velvet always reminds me of the holiday season. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen any good crushed velvet, which could be really bad or really great. I love a classic, long, black pantsuit for the holidays or a nice dress with over-the-knee boots. And I love a good long coat. I saw a good Prada cashmere one the other day that I want to get—I always buy one good coat a year. I bought an L.V. one, which is a cozy one, and then maybe I’ll get the Prada. Christmas is obviously about more than gifts, but I’m curious if there’s a present you’ve received that’s really stuck with you?The most memorable, because it’s off the top of my head, was from my husband. He gave me a Cartier bracelet, and it was our first Christmas together, so that was really special to me. That will always stay with me and go to my daughter when we have kids. I don’t know how to react when I get gifts at Christmas a lot of the time, but I love [buying] gifts and wrapping them. I’d like to consider myself a professional gift wrapper. I’m really good at it, even with the bows and the scissors—that little trick.