It was an awesome experience that the Bird Box and Dumplin’ actress enjoyed as well. The New York Times wrote an article all about it.
Danielle Macdonald ties on a plastic apron before her graffiti class in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn. CreditCreditAndrew White for The New York Times
“I feel like I’m doing something illegal, and I like it,” Danielle Macdonald said.
It was a shivery Monday morning, and Ms. Macdonald shook a spray can and hissed an arc of orange paint.
After starring in the recent Netflix movies “Dumplin’” and “Bird Box,” Ms. Macdonald, 27, was receiving a master class in graffiti writing from an artist who calls herself Anjl. The classroom was a semi-vacant lot in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn, ringed by a chain-link fence and barbed wire. Even though the class broke no laws, it still felt just a little criminal.
For Ms. Macdonald, learning to write graffiti is a yearslong dream (she once tried to find every Banksy in London). Knowing the dream was a messy one, she had dressed down, wearing a black puffer jacket, bright bluejeans and old sneakers.
A version of this article appears in print on Jan. 13, 2019, on Page ST6 of the New York edition with the headline: What’s Life Without a Healthy Blast of Color?