â€¨Empireâ€™s Sierra McClain Would Rather Splurge On In-N-Out Than Louboutins
Sierra McClain has a lot on her plate.
Currently, sheâ€™s starring in Foxâ€™s hit prime time soap opera “Empire” playing Nessa, the new girl in town whose charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent bring all the boys to the yard.
When sheâ€™s not making the boys lose their damn minds on TV, Sierraâ€™s busy singing harmonies with her sisters, whoâ€™ve spent the past 12 years working together as a girl group called McCLAIN.
But if sheâ€™s not in either of those places, you can probably find Sierra at In-N-Out, because bb girl’s priorities are RIGHT.
Did you watch “Empire” at all before you knew you were gonna be on it?
I sure did, My mom was actually the big fan, so I used to sit with her and watch it all the time, so Iâ€™ve seen every episode.
Your sisters all sing too, did any of them try out for Nessa?
[Laughs] Itâ€™s funny, cause thatâ€™s normally thatâ€™s how it happens. Normally we all go out for a lot of the same roles. But this one was just me for some reason.
So on the show, your character ends up hooking up with a guy whose wife just died and while youâ€™re in the thick of things, heâ€™s imagining his wife is right there, like participating in the sex. Â Whatâ€™s your craziest hookup story?
MY craziest hookup story? Oh gosh…um Iâ€™ve never hooked up, so I donâ€™t have one, but I will live vicariously through Nessa for a second and say that was definitely my craziest hookup at work. But Iâ€™ve never had a hookup like that.
So are you saving yourself for marriage then?
I mean, yeah! To be honest with you, I am. Iâ€™ve never hooked up with anybody. I think because weâ€™ve been, you know working at such a young age, it wasnâ€™t a priority for us to get out there. Not that weâ€™re not open, cause you know I go out, I have fun.
Whatâ€™s the first thing you splurged on after you got your first big paycheck?
I hate to call myself cheap, but I really am. I probably spend the most money on food and books. Like literally. Iâ€™ll definitely Â blow an entire paycheck at like Barnes and Noble and then at friggin’ In-N-Out, like Iâ€™m a big foodie and I love to read. So yeah, probably some food. You know what? I went to Gibsons and I spent a lot of money there,Â you know the steakhouse here in Chicago, so Iâ€™ll probably say Gibsons.
I mean, I love clothes, love shoes and stuff like that, but if Iâ€™m spending money every day every week consistently, itâ€™s on food and a lot of it.
Photos byÂ Josh Williams Photography