Yara Shahidi is changing the world with one career move at a time!
In a recent interview with “The Hollywood Reporter,” the 18-year-old actress holds nothing back when discussing her career, going to college, activism, and, most importantly, being called the face of her generation.
Yara even reveals that she almost turned down starring in “Grown-ish” because of her big dreams of going to college, but after the success of the show’s first season, she realized that going to school and being a TV star was totally an option for her. Not to mention, she’s totally supportive of all her peers saying that she thinks young people are super misunderstood:
“The thing people don’t fully understand about my generation is just how multifaceted we are. Oftentimes, people like to oversimplify what [we] believe in or do, whether that’s, ‘Oh, you’re on your phones all the time,’ or, ‘Oh, you’re very self-centered,’ but what I’ve seen from my peers is that we’re socially engaged and curious about the world.”
Yara is super busy starting Harvard while filming a hit-show, but she recently joined “Riverdale” star, Charles Melton, in the film adaptation of “The Sun Is Also A Star”!