The former Nickelodeon star, who plays Lacey Pemberton in the film adaption of John Green’s beloved novel, talks about growing up.
PROVENANCE: Los Angeles.
CLASS ACT: The blonde beauty, whose breakout role was in Nickelodeon’s 2012 How to Rock series, started acting professionally in high school. “I would be in science class studying lines for my audition later that day, which isn’t great, but it was way more fun.”
RIDING HIGH: The actress is a champion equestrian. “It was the best thing I ever did for myself growing up. It taught me responsibility and gave me an athlete’s mentality—competitive but also appreciative of where hard work can get you. I carried that over into acting.”
BACK TO SCHOOL: Sage plays Lacey Pemberton in next month’s Paper Towns—the film adaptation of John Green’s beloved coming-of-age novel, which stars Cara Delevingne. “I went to an all-girls school, and I always felt like I missed out on a traditional high-school life. So when I was filming, it made up for that.”
HOME, SWEET HOME: “I am excited when I get a movie and I get to move somewhere for a certain amount of time. But I am a Cali girl. My family is here. The sun is here. It’s kind of hard to leave.”