Amandla Stenberg is bringing her message of representation to the big screen!
In a recent interview, the 19-year-old star of the upcoming film “The Hate U Give” – also starring fan-favorites KJ Apa and Sabrina Carpenter – opened up about how she took the character of Starr Carter and took her from the page to the screen.
Just like her character in the film, Amandla is not afraid to stand up for what she believes in and when on set, she felt like it was her duty to make sure that all the experiences in the movie felt authentic. See what she had to say about the collaborative filmmaking process:
“Anything that struck me as inauthentic or not accurate to me and Starr’s experience, I would communicate it. From early on, the nature of the project was collaborative. I didn’t feel like I was just fulfilling the role of an actor. I felt like I was doing a lot more.”
Amandla’s co-star, Sabrina Carpenter, recently opened up about what she wants fans to take away from the film!