Halsey reveals how she bagged the role of Tabby Martin in the upcoming movie MaXXXine

Halsey’s journey into the world of horror cinema with her role as Tabby Martin in Ti West’s MaXXXine is a story of organic connection and unexpected opportunity. Known primarily for her music career, Halsey has also dabbled in film, with previous appearances in projects like “A Star is Born” and “Sing 2.” However, landing a role in MaXXXine marked a significant step in her acting career.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Halsey recounted how her involvement with the film came about naturally during a casual meeting with director Ti West. Their conversation, initially spanning topics from movies to music, naturally led to the discussion of MaXXXine. Halsey, a fan of West’s previous works in the X film trilogy, expressed her interest in auditioning for a role, which prompted West to invite her to send in an audition tape.


Despite her initial doubts about her chances, Halsey decided to take the leap and record an audition. To her surprise, she received a callback, which both excited and panicked her as the reality of the role set in. Reflecting on her preparation for playing Tabby Martin, Halsey mentioned drawing on her New Jersey roots to shape the character’s aspirations and personality. Tabby, a character dreaming of fame while working in a dance club, resonated with Halsey’s own early ambitions and determination.

In bringing Tabby to life, Halsey incorporated a slight accent to further flesh out the character’s authenticity and backstory. Her approach was not just about playing a role but about embodying a character with relatable dreams and motivations.

As MaXXXine gears up for its release on July 5, 2024, Halsey’s fans eagerly anticipate seeing her on-screen alongside Mia Goth, portraying characters immersed in the eerie and captivating world of Ti West’s horror trilogy. For Halsey, this role represents another milestone in her evolving artistic journey, showcasing her versatility beyond music and into the realm of cinematic storytelling.