What do you do when you’re 28 years old, you’re coming off one of the most-watched shows of the summer (Extant), and Ryan Murphy keeps putting you in American Horror Story? You hit the road. That’s exactly how Grace Gummer has spent the past few months. After bouncing from sci-fi to Sorkin, the extremely busy actress is enjoying some much needed time off.
She spent the summer on tour with her boyfriend’s band — but she swears she’s not that cool girl you see twirling around at concerts. As much as she’d love to flit around a stage playing the mandolin, Gummer’s aspirations and talents are more in line with those of her mother, one Meryl Streep.
We caught Grace fresh off the band bus to talk about her genre-bending year, showbiz roots, and Beyoncé (because obviously).