Maddison Brown | Actress

Described by her nearest and dearest as ‘an open book of flare and chaos’, our latest Aje Insider had us from the start. Acting on instinct, she’s as grounded as they come. With a rich resume that includes work with the likes of Nicole Kidman and Steven Meisel, her biggest passion? Being authentic, kind and creative. Her next quest, you can only guess… Meet our muse of the moment, model and actor, Maddison Brown.


The Alice Dress

The Soho Skivv

CREATIVITY TO YOU MEANS

Creativity to me means exploring original thoughts and ideas, and seeing where they take you. It means being vulnerable and unapologetic in what you create.

DESCRIBE YOUR APPROACH TO CREATING A CHARACTER

A lot of the way I work is instinctual. Subconsciously when reading a script, you pick up on all this information about the character from the writer, and that really informs the character you create. I think a lot of acting is about interpretation, which is why you can never compare yourself to someone else in the industry, because everyone will have a different interpretation of something even if the variation is only slight. Personally, I always love to explore a character’s vulnerability and the dynamic ways in which they will choose to hide it or reveal it, as humans do every day.

The Cambridge Coat and the Suffolk Blouse

The Soho Skivvy and the Cornelli Skirt

ACTING OR MODELLING

Acting definitely, but modelling is also a wonderful creative outlet. I love working with other creative people; photographers, stylists or filmmakers, it doesn’t matter – but acting is the ultimate dream.

TOP THREE THINGS YOU’VE LEARNT FROM THE ACTING INDUSTRY TO DATE

Resilience, patience and perseverance

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WHERE YOU DRAW YOUR INSPIRATION

I draw my inspiration from the world around me, the people around me, the art I consume, the books I read, the television I watch, and my own dreams of travelling and writing.

WORKING WITH STEVEN MEISEL WAS

A dream come true.

The Soho Skivvy and the Cornelli Skirt

WHERE YOU DRAW YOUR INSPIRATION

I draw my inspiration from the world around me, the people around me, the art I consume, the books I read, the television I watch, and my own dreams of travelling and writing.

WORKING WITH STEVEN MEISEL WAS

A dream come true.

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YOUR BIGGEST INSPIRATION/IDOL

I really admire Jim Carrey. I only watched the ‘Truman Show’ a few months ago (I know) but he was so brilliant in that. Also, ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’. Then there is Steven Spielberg, a master of filmmaking.

YOUR DREAM ROLE/CHARACTER

I have such a wide range of dreams and interests that it’d be hard to pin down one thing, I would love the chance to do comedy, or be apart of a show like ‘Westworld’ with incredible writing and character development.

The Kingston Coat and the Aje Tee

THE BEST PART ABOUT BEING HOME

The beaches and the food.

FAVOURITE PLACES WHEN IN LA

Sqirl, Sqirl, Sqirl and Sqirl.

DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE IN FIVE WORDS

90’s dad meets Kate Young.

The Corriedale Blouse

The Alice Dress

MOST TREASURED POSSESSION

My boyfriend got me a beautiful gold bracelet for my 21st a couple of weeks ago and I seldom take it off.

YOUR FRIENDS DESCRIBE YOU AS

That being in the film industry is like ‘trying to eat an elephant with a teaspoon’, which is to say, difficult and will take a long time before you get anywhere.

BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED

I just asked my boyfriend and he said ‘an open book of flare and chaos’ probably true. One of my good friends once told me I’m ‘like a marshmallow with claws’.

The Cambridge Coat, the Suffolk Blouse and the Shrimpton Mini

The Alice Dress

SONG YOU CURRENTLY HAVE ON REPEAT

Pretty much anything by Otis Redding.

FAVOURITE MOVIE OF ALL TIME

‘The Godfather’.

SOMETHING PEOPLE MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT YOU

I’m a terrible singer but I WISH I had a voice like Stevie Nicks

Aje Insider: Maddison Brown (@MaddBrown)
Photographer: Nicole Lily Rose (@RoseColouredWorld)
Styling: Ashton Eramya (@AshtonEramya)
Hair and Makeup: Jasmin Lo (@JasminLo.Beauty)
Location: Sydney, Australia

With special thanks to our partner


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