Yara Shahidi is among Marie Claire’s 2018 Fresh Faces. The 18-year-old Blackish star is spotlighted among four other up and coming talents. See highlights from her interview below!
ON TURNING 18, VOTING, AND WHAT THAT MEANS FOR THE FUTURE:
“Even when you reach voting age, there are so few resources that are non-partisan in which you can develop your own political opinions. My ultimate goal is to turn the passions and interests we have into policy change.”
ON HOW YARA SHAHIDI COMPARES TO ALTER EGO ZOE ON GROWN-ISH:
“Yara has never dated and my character dated three guys in the span of two shooting weeks. So there was a lot that was new to me. One thing I’m learning to do is respect my own timeline. Things will happen when they happen.”
ON BEING A VOCAL ADVOCATE FOR DIVERSE REPRESENTATION IN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY:
“I’m in no way trying to be the face of blackness. The goal is to open doors, role by role, and be drowning in a sea of people who look like me, or like someone else, so anyone can see themselves reflected on screen.”
For more from Yara, visit MarieClaire.com.
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