Are there any upcoming projects that you are currently working on that you can tell us about?
I have a few exciting things coming up but unfortunately, I can’t say too much. Before Stranger Things, I made an appearance in an episode of ‘Atlanta’ created by Donald Glover, a few other tv shows, short films and a few commercials.
How do you balance school, acting, and free time?
I do my best to study ahead just in case I have unexpected auditions. That way, I have a little cushion to prepare. My mom is good about communicating with my teachers and organizing my schedule too. If I’m working a lot of days, I’ll play hard or have some girl time with my friends as soon as it’s over.
What advice would you give to little girls who would like to follow in your footsteps, especially little girls of color?
Well, believe in yourself. It’s o.k. to admire people, but don’t compare yourself to them. Don’t ever think, “Well, I need this type of hair, or skin color, or size to book a job.” Then, you’ll try to change yourself just to fit in and you won’t stand out. I got a bunch of nos, a bunch. I don’t know why. I don’t think about it. But all it takes is that ONE yes! And It’s not just for me to blow up, and say “Oh yeah, I’m doing it. Look at me.” No, that’s a win for ALL of us because it’s really hard work to get far in this industry. Just don’t give up on anything you love and stay prepared and kind!
You can find Priah online at: @PriahFerguson