October 15th, 2021
 ♡Sabrina Carpenter Writes Her Next Chapter: ‘I Feel A New Sense Of Freedom’

A couple of years ago, Sabrina Carpenter would tell people that she wanted to experience heartbreak. It was in jest, mostly — but also it wasn’t. As a young singer-songwriter, Carpenter desired the artistic clarity of emotional pain.

“To my friends, I was always like, ‘I just want to know what Adele’s feeling,’” Carpenter tells Billboard in between bites of ravioli during a breezy early-fall afternoon in lower Manhattan. “Like, how she made these gut-wrenching records. And I [just became] so fascinated with that… like, ‘Damn, I just need some of whatever Adele was drinking!’”

She pauses. “And… then I got it.” Carpenter takes a hard swallow and adopts a careful-what-you-wish-for grimace, the lightness of her conversation dropping away for a few seconds before quickly coming back. “It was super-eye-opening, and I am grateful for it all,” she recovers. “But it’s still tricky to navigate.”

At 22, Carpenter has already experienced more of life than most artists her age, as a particularly prolific dual-threat former child star. The Lehigh Valley, Penn. native had finalized a label deal with Disney Music Group’s Hollywood Records at the age of 14 as a home for her family-friendly pop; in the same year, she signed on to co-star in the Disney Channel series Girl Meets World, a job that lasted over 70 episodes.

Her warm on-camera presence drew the attention of young viewers, while her breathy, agreeable songs drew millions of streams and cracked Billboard‘s Pop Songs chart on four occasions. Before hitting the legal drinking age, Carpenter had already appeared in over a dozen movies and TV shows, and released four full albums. When the volume of that work is brought up, Carpenter exhales slowly, sets down her mocha latte, and nods.

The gap between Carpenter’s 2019 album Singular: Act II and her in-the-works next album is already the longest of her career, and even if the upcoming project (release date TBD) hadn’t been informed by a breakup, Carpenter believes it would have still been markedly different than her previous output. For one, she has new collaborators — Julia Michaels and JP Saxe, the “If The World Was Ending” duet stars and real-life couple that Carpenter says have worked on “more than half the record” with her. That record will also be her first on her new label home of Island Records, which finalized a deal with Carpenter in January, and was created primarily in New York City, where she’s stayed most of 2021 after spending years on the opposite coast.

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September 28th, 2021
 ♡Sabrina Carpenter Dishes On Therapy, New Music And Walking The Savage x Fenty Runway

“I can confirm breathing the same air as (Rihanna) gives you more confidence”

Sabrina Carpenter has had a wild year.

From her first runway walk at Rihanna’s ‘Savage x Fenty’ show to new music ‘Skinny Dipping‘, Sabrina gave Smallzy the scoop on her year of growth and how she’s using therapy to help her music and mind space.

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September 10th, 2021
 ♡Sabrina Carpenter Talks New Song “Skinny Dipping,” Grief & Water Under The Bridge

It’ll be a Wednesday when Sabrina Carpenter will hear her ex’s name and drink order at a coffee shop and look up. They’ll make cordial small talk, Sabrina will share a casual update on her sister: “Shannon’s being Shannon.” And suddenly, years after a tumultuous end, they’ll no longer be swimming on the edge of the cliff they’d soon spill over. Instead, they’ll just be existing among hindsight and therapy and time, splashing around in water under the bridge.

The moving image is from Sabrina’s newest single, “Skinny Dipping,” a first taste of her forthcoming album — which will also be her first on Island Records, a deal she signed in January of this year after four albums through Disney’s Hollywood Records. But “Skinny Dipping” is also a manifestation of sorts, a wish for future peace after a breakup.

“I didn’t feel in that moment that I was at a place where I could literally be skinny dipping in water under the bridge,” Sabrina tells Teen Vogue. “I didn’t feel like I was healed and fully out of a place where I didn’t hold any anger or resentment.” Instead, writing with collaborators Julia Michaels and JP Saxe, she dreamed up a scenario where she had worked through those feelings.

She explains all of this while sitting in a different café, Martha’s Country Bakery in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, where she’s spent most of her summer. It’s 11 a.m., and we’re splitting a piece of her cake of choice from the popular (though deserted in the morning) dessert destination. The slice is called the Napoleon, a pastry cake with layers of cream and fresh berries. Breakfast cake, we joke. She’s wearing a cropped t-shirt she cut herself, printed with the face of her friend and creative partner, the actress Danielle Fishel, as her character Topanga from Boy Meets World.

Sabrina starred in the Disney Channel spinoff Girl Meets World for three seasons as the confident, chaotic Maya Hart, best friend to Cory and Topanga’s daughter Riley Matthews (Rowan Blanchard). The show ran from 2014-2017 and was her breakout acting role, leading to more Disney parts and bigger films like The Hate U Give and Netflix’s 2020 dance comedy Work It. But music was the beginning.

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June 26th, 2021
 ♡So, Joshua Got Honest About How He & Sabrina Carpenter First Met

I don’t know about you, but I’m always curious about how celebs meet, and not even in a romantic context. Just, like, in general. In what setting, exactly, did A$AP Rocky first sweep RiRi off her feet? And when and where did BFFs Selena and T-Swift cross paths for the very first time? Some of us are noisier than others, but if you’re like moi, you’ll be thrilled to know how Disney stars Joshua Bassett and Sabrina Carpenter met. Hint: DMs were involved.

Joshua Bassett has been spilling *all* the tea lately. In a June 24 interview with GQ magazine, the High School Musical: The Musical: The Series actor and singer talked about everything from his sexuality (“Don’t let anyone tell you love isn’t love,” he said.) to the rumored love triangle between him, his HSMTMTS costar and “drivers license” singer Olivia Rodrigo, and Carpenter. “Why don’t we focus on these women for who they are, instead of their relationship to a boy?” he asked.

He dived into his music ambitions, too, confessing his biggest artistic inspirations: Harry Styles and fellow musician and Girl Meets World actor Sabrina Carpenter, who he initially connected over Instagram DMs. (Yep, I’m screaming too.)

“I was like, that’s terrifying,” he said about the prospect of reaching out to the 22-year-old “Skin” singer. “I’m not going to DM her. I’ve never DM’d anybody. I don’t DM people.” And yet!

Bassett said the whole reason he contacted Carpenter was his label advised he record a song with her. There’s no telling what song he was referring to, exactly, but it can be assumed he was talking about “We Both Know” — the unreleased track he recorded with Carpenter that was supposed to appear on his self-titled debut EP (released in March). After the love triangle drama, though, Bassett and Carpenter agreed it was best to leave the song off the record.

“I didn’t want my EP to be overshadowed by some other narrative that people were trying to make,” he told Billboard in February.

OK, that’s fair. But now that fans know a DM led to the creation of an entire song, they’re def going to want to hear it at some point in the, hopefully, near future. Just sayin’, Josh!


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June 20th, 2021
 ♡Getting Real Looking Back! Everything Sabrina Carpenter Has Said About Her Disney Channel Days

When it comes to her Disney Channel days, Sabrina Carpenter has nothing but positive memories! The actress starred as Maya Hart on Girl Meets World from 2014 to 2017, before launching a successful film and music career.

“I was really lucky that I was on a show when I was on a show,” the actress told W Magazine

in November 2018. “I always say that because, for anybody, those years are primarily made for learning and taking in your surroundings and making mistakes, because you are allowed to make mistakes without being so harshly criticized.”

Sabrina nabbed her role as Rowan Blanchard‘s best friend in the Boy Meets World spinoff series when she was only 13 years old. Prior to being cast, she used to watch the original series at “8:00 a.m., before school.”

“It was my go-to in the morning,” the “Paris” songstress said on the “Chicks In The Office” podcast in June 2020. “It was a show that I always remembered just loving.”

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June 4th, 2021
 ♡All The Details ‘Alice’ Is Coming! What We Know About Sabrina Carpenter’s Live-Action ‘Alice In Wonderland’

Get ready for a trip down the rabbit hole with Sabrina Carpenter! The actress is bringing Alice in Wonderland to life.

It was first announced that the former Disney Channel star would be starring as Alice in October 2020. At the time, the Hollywood Reporter

revealed that Sabrina was set to star in Netflix’s upcoming movie-musical, aptly titled, Alice. “The movie will be a contemporary take on the classic Lewis Carroll story,” the publication reported at the time. “While details are being kept under wraps, the modern-day musical will be set against the backdrop of a music festival called ‘Wonderland.’”

While the Work It star has yet to share many details about the film, she did share the news via social media following Alice‘s initial announcement. “Too excited for this,” Sabrina shared on Instagram. “We’re going to Wonderland!

Along with her starring role, Sabrina will also be producing the project with her own production company, At Last Productions. It’s no surprise that the Girl Meets World alum signed on for this movie considering she’s a huge Alice in Wonderland fan. In fact, while chatting with Interview magazine in May 2021, Sabrina revealed that it was her favorite movie.

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April 17th, 2021
 ♡Sabrina Carpenter, RJ Cyler Star In ‘Emergency’ Comedy From Amazon Studios & Temple Hill

EXCLUSIVE: Sabrina Carpenter, RJ Cyler, Donald Elise Watkins, and Sebastian Chacon have been tapped to star in Emergency, a comedy thriller that hails from Amazon Studios and Temple Hill. Filming is currently underway with Carey Williams directing the film from the screenplay by KD Dávila, which landed on the 2020 Blacklist.

The pic is based on a short film of the same title. The short picked up the Special Jury Prize at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and the Grand Jury Award at 2018’s SXSW Film Festival.

Cyler will play Sean, a college senior ready to embark on a night of partying with his best friend Kunle (Watkins) and roommate Carlos (Chacon). As they return to their apartment to pre-game, they discover a semi-conscious white girl they don’t know on the floor. Kunle wants to call the cops but Sean vehemently opposes the idea concerned how it will look when the cops show up.

Together, Carlos, Sean and Kunle load the girl into Sean’s van, with the intention of taking her somewhere safe rather than calling the police. Meanwhile, Maddy (Carpenter) has realized that her sister Emma left the party they were at and begins to search for her in a drunk panic using Emma’s phone’s location. What ensues is a chaotic, hilarious, and tension-filled chase all over town as our trio grapples with their differences while attempting to bring Emma to safety.

Maddie Nichols (A Murder to Remember), Madison Thompson (Ozark), Diego Abraham, and Melanie Jeffcoat round out the cast.

Williams and Dávila will serve as executive producers.

“When we made the short film, we didn’t anticipate quite how much it would resonate with people,” said Dávila. “It walked a fine tonal tightrope between comedy and thriller, and touched on the culture of fear in BIPOC communities regarding the police. I’m so glad we have the opportunity to tell a bigger version of the story, and extremely fortunate to have found a team that embraced our vision.”

Said Williams, “It’s an honor to collaborate with Temple Hill, Amazon Studios and the entire creative team of Emergency on such a deeply moving story. I’m thrilled to bring a cinematic exploration of the struggle of young people of color that broadens the type of narrative in this space that audiences have grown accustomed to seeing.”


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April 13th, 2021
 ♡Sabrina Carpenter, Ava Michelle & More Begin Production On ‘Tall Girl 2’!

Tall Girl 2 is officially starting!

Star Ava Michelle shared a cute video marking the start of production, and revealing who’s all returning for the Netflix sequel.

Sabrina Carpenter, Griffin Gluck, Luke Eisner, Anjelika Washington, Rico Paris, Clara Wilsey, Steve Zahn and Angela Kinsey will all be back.

New to the cast include Johanna Liauw and Jan Luis Castellanos.

Plot details have not yet been revealed. Check out the synopsis for the first film, released in 2019: Jodi (Michelle) has always been the tallest girl in school — and she’s always been uncomfortable with it. After slouching her way through life for 16 years and being made fun of by classmates, Jodi meets Stig (Eisner), a seemingly perfect Swedish foreign exchange student who’s even taller than she is.

Jodi’s new crush turns her world upside down and throws her into a surprising love triangle, but with the help of her two best friends (Gluck, Washington) as well as her beauty queen sister Harper (Carpenter), Jodi comes to realize that she’s far more than her insecurities about her appearance have led her to believe.


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