Yara Shahidi might be one of the most recognizable young Hollywood stars, but the grounded and newly-minted 18 year old isn’t letting fame change the fact that she’s still a teenager learning and growing in the world.
The Grown-ish actress spoke candidly with writer Zeba Blay for ESSENCE’s April 2018 issue, discussing everything from identity, race, handling fame, “wokeness,” and Twitter comments.
“Quite honestly, I’m the kind of person to get my feelings hurt over something somebody said on Twitter,” the actress reveals to ESSENCE. “There are those moments when I can go through 10 million amazing comments that are super supportive, and one person may say something and I’ll stew over it. That’s something that I’ve actively had to work on.”
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