This young star is filling some big shoes!
In case you missed it, 12-year-old Anais Lee will be taking over the big screen by playing a young Yara Shahidi in the upcoming movie “The Sun is Also A Star” – based off the young adult novel by Nicola Yoon – which follows Natasha and Daniel, two New York City teens whose lives change in an instant as they fall in love with each other over the course of one day.
We recently got the chance to catch up with Anais and get the inside scoop on working with Yara, who she’s been a fan of for a long time. Having but nothing but amazing things to say about the “Grown-ish” star, Anais recounts her first meeting with Yara:
“When I first got the audition a lot of people told me I looked like Yara Shahidi, so I knew this role was perfect for me…My first meeting with [Yara] I was at my fitting and I had to go to set…and I saw her and Charles Melton there and it was just surreal. They were talking to me and they were the nicest people you could ever meet.”
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Yara recently opened up about the first time she met “The Sun is Also a Star” co-star Charles Melton!