Saniyya Sidney is having the best year ever and we haven’t even made it to the half way mark! The young actress, currently known for her roles in not one, but two Oscar Nominated Films-Fences and Hidden Figures, is still relatively new to Hollywood but it won’t be long before she herself is an Oscar contender in her own right. Recently, Denzel Washington co-star had the opportunity to present the renowned actor/director with the Maltin Modern Master Award at the 32nd Annual Santa Barbara Film Festival in addition to sitting down with the International Business Times and sharing coveted advice given to her by some of Hollywood’s biggest stars.
“It’s been really awesome to work with these great actors,” Sidney told International Business Times. “Denzel Washington told me to always ‘seek the truth.’ Janelle Monae told me to ‘stay humble, work hard and keep falling more in love with my craft’. Viola Davis told me to always find a way to ‘stay honest in the moment’ and Kevin Hart said to me, ‘All this is fake. Don’t take the glitz seriously because it can all be taken away in a minute.'”