“Grown-ish” Star Yara Shahidi Covers Essence’s April Issue

Posted on March 27, 2018

“Grown-ish” star Yara Shahidi covers the April 2018 issue of Essence magazine photographed by Sophy Holland.



On here leading role on “Grown-ish”: “…Snagging a lead role is no small feat, particularly in a TV landscape with few programs centering on Black teens. But the monumental first of being a series star parallels more everyday firsts for the 18-y ear-old: Yara, who has yet to start to dating, tells me about a scene she had to shoot with an on-screen male love interest. ‘I’d [never] slow-danced with anyone before,’ she recalls, laughing. ‘Like, I’d never been this close to another human being—other than my mother—in my life…’”
[Photo Credit: Zoey Grossman/Paper Magazine]

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