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Welcome to Mackenzie Davis Fan, your #1 source for info, news, and photos of extraordinarily talented Canadian actress Mackenzie Davis. She stars as Cameron Howe in AMC's Halt and Catch Fire and recently appeared in the "San Junipero" episode of Netflix's Black Mirror. Mackenzie just finished filming Blade Runner 2049 and Tully, and her newest film, Always Shine is on Video on Demand now!

Mackenzie recently did an interview with Vulture about Halt and Catch Fire and had some very interesting thoughts on race, money, and the value of having difficult conversations. It is quite a fascinating read, so take a look at it when you have a chance!

Along with a duct-taped copy of Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch, Mackenzie Davis toted a glass bottle of green water around with her on set of Halt and Catch Fire. “Recently I was like, ‘I smell bad,’” Davis said as she took a swig. She used to put droplets of chlorophyll into her water, but when she stopped, she noticed her body odor, so she started up again. “If you drink it for like a week and a half, you smell like sweet cut grass,” she said. “It also increases cellular respiration and allows you to have more oxygen in your bloodstream, but I can only vouch for the sweet cut grass.”

We’re lounging on a couch in Donna’s (played by her co-star, Kerry Bishé) living room, which has been retrofitted in a palette of salmon pink to reflect the interior-decorating tastes of the early 1990s. Davis is taking a break between scenes while shooting the series finale of a show she started on five years ago playing Cameron Howe, the coding savant who can best relate to people through technology. Since then, Davis’s career has moved forward at a fast clip with roles in That Awkward Moment, The Martian, a beloved episode of Black Mirror, and an upcoming part in Blade Runner 2049. Four seasons later, perhaps the most concrete acknowledgment of her ascent (as well as a changing industry) is this: AMC offered her and Bishé a salary commensurate to their male co-stars Lee Pace and Scoot McNairy for the final season.

Davis, 30, who studied English at McGill University in Montreal and didn’t pursue acting professionally until she graduated, maintains the demeanor of someone who thinks of herself as a lifelong student. She loves books, ideas, and the cultural conversation. So when I bring up The Martian, where she played engineer Mindy Park, she knows immediately what I’m talking about. “Are you talking about the whitewashing thing?” she says. “I’ve actually wanted somebody to ask me about this.” What follows is an engrossing, thoughtful conversation about the things most people don’t like to talk about: money, race, and feminism.

READ THE FULL ARTICLE ON VULTURE

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