Carly Chaikin is best known for playing Darlene Alderson in USA’s “Mr. Robot.” While fans may already know details about the character she portrays, there are a lot of things they may not know about the actress herself. Here are five cool things you may not know about Chaikin.
1. She’s a painter.
While Chaikin’s main interest is acting, she also likes to paint. The actress told Marie Claire that she started painting at the age of 17 and even considered going to art school. She decided not to push through with it, however, because she’s “not a school person.” Chaikin also said that many people don’t believe her at first when she tells them she paints, but they immediately change their mind once they see her works. Some of her pieces can be viewed on Instagram @carlychaikinart.
2. She loves Bob Dylan.
Chaikin loves the musician so much she had some of his song lyrics tattooed on her body.
Speaking about the level of her admiration of Dylan, Chaikin told Glamour: “I’m a diehard Dylan fan, and my dad and I joke that if I ever met him, I’d have him sign his name right under my tattoo and then I’d run to the parlor to get his signature tattooed.”
3. She’s not a domestic kind of person.
Chaikin told Architectural Digest that she can whip up a couple of dishes, but she’d much rather do something else than make a meal and clean the dishes after eating.
4. She’s hyper-aware.
The actress is proud of the fact that she is in tune with things wherever she is. It helps that her spare time is devoted to painting and solving jigsaw puzzles, which both hone focus and attention to detail.
5. She decided that she wants to pursue acting early on in life.
Chaikin told Cambio that she knew she wanted to do acting for a living at the age of 11.
See more of Chaikin when “Mr. Robot” returns for Season 3 in 2017.