Marie Claire spotlights some of the most exciting up-and-coming talents today in hollywood In their fifth-annual Fresh Faces issue.
Check out photos and excerpts of their interview below.
ON BECOMING ENGAGED TO JOE JONAS—AND HOW THAT WON’T AFFECT HER CAREER:
“I’m still like, Holy sh*t! I’m engaged. There’s this weird misconception that being married is the greatest thing that’ll ever happen to you. But I’ve always found that my career is something I work for, and when I achieve something, there’s a sense that this is the greatest thing I’ll do in my life. It’s lovely to be engaged. Not like I achieved anything, but I found my person, like I’d find a house that I love and want to stay in forever. There’s a sense of peace that comes with finding your person. But there’s a drive that comes with your career.”
ON HOW FILMING 13 REASONS WHY AFFECTED HER:
“It takes a toll emotionally and physically…Even if you’re not going through these things, you have to evoke it. It’s hard for your body to discern.”
ON HER GRATITUDE FOR WHAT HER SUCCESS HAS ENABLED HER TO DO:
“I’m happy and grateful to be in a position where I can want to see something, and then support the people who are telling stories I want to see.”
ON WHAT THE CHARACTERS SHE PLAYS HAVE IN COMMON:
“They’re all kind of, like, tough bad bitches. Maybe people just see me that way?”
ON BEING A VOCAL ADVOCATE FOR DIVERSE REPRESENTATION IN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY:
“I’m in no way trying to be the face of blackness. The goal is to open doors, role by role, and be drowning in a sea of people who look like me, or like someone else, so anyone can see themselves reflected on screen.”
Read full interview here.