In a recent interview, the 18-year-old actress opened up about what it was like to separate her own life from her character, Zoey’s.
Since Yara and Zoey are both young adult’s going through the same life transitions, Yara worked hard to make sure that Zoey’s coming-of-age story was different than her own. Despite trying to keep their stories separate, Yara is getting her chance to experience college life, she plans on attending Harvard in the fall!
“The one thing that we were cognizant of, moving into this new journey, was the fact that we didn’t want to do anything for shock value. Just the pure level of, ‘Wow, I can’t believe she did that.’ There had to be a deeper meaning or reasoning behind everything that was happening.”