Like many bicoastal actors, native New Yorker Allison Williams will touch down in Los Angeles today for the whirlwind known as Golden Globes weekend. WWD caught up with the “Girls” star (her HBO show is nominated for Best TV Series, Musical or Comedy and costar Lena Dunham for Best Actress) to find out how she plans to spend the next 72 hours.
WWD: What’s the first thing you’ll do once you land?
Allison Williams: I’ll probably drop off my bags and head to [my stylist] Cristina Ehrlich’s L.A. office for a fitting, using Postmates to order a La Scala chopped salad on my way there.
WWD: What’s your party game plan?
A.W.: This year, I’m going to try not to go to as many pre-parties…my feet always hurt too much by the main event. Right now, the only pre-event I’m going to is the W It Girls luncheon, however, I say that now, and then I always end up going to a few others. My favorite food in L.A. is the spaghetti bolognese at Chateau Marmont, so I always build in time to have a bowl every time I’m in town. I’ll probably fit that in at some point.
WWD: Any hints on your Globes look?
A.W.: I’m still undecided about what I’m wearing. We go down to the wire every year, because [Globes] always coincides with “Girls” press. I’m wearing white to the W lunch, but it’s definitely not a wedding gown or anything.
WWD: Will you make time for any fitness or pampering treatments while you’re here?
A.W.: I’m going to get a manicure and pedicure on Sunday morning, and I’m trying to get an oxygen treatment that morning as well because it always just feels so good. But if I can’t figure it out with my schedule, I may just wave a fan over my own face a few times and call it a day.
WWD: What’s your day-of-show ritual?
A.W.: My ideal ritual — again, still working this out with my schedule — is to wake up, eat a little breakfast, exercise, shower, have a manicure/pedicure, have an oxygen treatment, eat lunch, go into hair and makeup, get in the car and go.
WWD: Do you have any preshow rituals or anything you do to calm the jitters?
A.W.: I like listening to pop music in the car on the way there. I hate being late, so I’m always trying to leave early. Last year we were so early that I had to park on a side street, get out, stretch, walk around, check my e-mail, all just to seem cool enough to arrive at the perfect moment.
WWD: What do you have in your clutch for the Globes?
A.W.: A snack, gum and mints, Chapstick, pressed powder, my ID, my room key, and a Mophie because my phone always dies.
WWD: What’s your postshow game plan? What are your favorite after parties to hit?
A.W.: I’ll head to the HBO party because it’s literally connected to the Globes venue [at the Beverly Hilton Hotel], and then I’ll probably go to the CAA party because it’s my agency and it’s at my hotel. Doesn’t get much more convenient than that.
WWD: Do you have a favorite late-night, post-party snack?
A.W.: Sunset Tower truffle fries.
This story first appeared in the January 9, 2015 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.