Emma Kenney: What’s in My Bag?

Emma Kenney likes to give back. “I carry gift cards that I pass out to homeless people,” the 19-year-old star of ABC’s The Conners and Showtime’s Shameless reveals, noting she likes knowing they’ll use the cards for necessities like food and drugstore items.

The actress unzips her bag for Us.

That’s the Spirit
“I carry a kabbalah red string from a friend in my wallet. It’s supposed to ward off bad luck.”

Best Binge
“My mom got me a Kindle for my birthday. I just started Big Little Lies [by Liane Moriarty]. I finished the show recently, and I’m obsessed.”

Disconnected
“We’re not allowed to have phones on our Shameless set. It keeps everyone focused, and I think it’s smart. So I journal in my brown Moleskine.”

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Shana Novak

Pawesome Pals
“I bring my puppy, Prince, a Pomeranian Chihuahua mix, to set every day. I have a purple leash to walk him around the lot during lunch breaks.”

Top Secret
“I’d be paranoid if my scripts fell out because I don’t want the story lines to get out. I don’t want to be that person.”

Eye Can’t See
“I carry around my regular Prada reading glasses because I’m blind.”

What else is inside her Clove + Revel backpack? A Gucci wallet; an iPhone 8 Plus in a pink case; Apple AirPods; a MacBook Pro in rose gold; Gucci loaders; Prada sunglasses; C.O. Bigelow Rose Salve; a Neutrogena concealer; a Marc Jacobs mascara; Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets; Neutrogena makeup wipes; Ross gift cards; CVS gift cards; 7-Eleven gift cards; a Chase debit card; a gold AMEX; cash; a MoviePass card; a black binder; pens and highlighters; religious coins; Grether’s Pastilles; Purell; Advil Liqui-Gels; Alice in Wonderland mints; Crest floss sticks; a Best Friends Animal Society water bottle and Truvia packets.

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