Little Ms. “Akeelah And The Bee” is definitely all grown up now!! The beautiful and talented Keke Palmer is giving me so much life right now! I am truly loving her new spread for the latest issue of Fuzion Magazine. Ms. Thang came through and really rocked this shoot.
The 20-year-old singer and actress recently chatted it up with Fuzion about her live-in love, her fashion inspiration, and playing Chili in the upcoming TLC biopic “Crazy Sexy Cool: The TLC Story”.
Here are a few highlights:
On transitioning from a child actress to an adult actress:
“It’s definitely been a… I don’t wanna say hard, but a big transition from being a kid and going up into an adult, while all being on screen.”
On staying grounded in the industry:
“I found that the more you stop thinking and just follow what you like and what you love, you can create your own style and other people will catch on to it.”
“Even though I’m in the entertainment industry most my advice or mentors come from outside of the industry. I don’t like to cloud my head too much with the Hollywood world—I really just talk to my mom, talk to God, my family is very close so if I have any issues I just talk to them about it and they help me through it.”
On being in a relationship:
“I am dating someone right now, we have been dating for three years now he’s a great guy, but I’m definitely in that part of my life where I’m really focusing on doing what I need to do and getting what I need to do get done and same as him. So it’s more so us focusing on ourselves and then getting back to each other.”
On her fashion inspiration:
“One of my favorite style icons, would have to be Nicole Richie I just oh my gosh, I literally go to her Instagram page and stare at it like this for about 20 minutes. Her style is so impeccable; she’s just classy, fun, cool, edgy all at the same time. As far as music I think everyone loves Rihanna’s style— I like how fearless she is, I think that’s something everybody can love about Rihanna, she does what she wants and she feels comfortable in her decisions. That’s a really hard thing to do especially when you’re in the limelight doing what you want and being comfortable in what you and loving who you are.”
On playing Chilli in the upcoming biopic “Crazy Sexy Cool: The TLC Story”:
“At the end the day I want her to be proud of my performance in the movie. She texted me when she saw the movie and was just like there couldn’t have been a better person that could have done it, I’m so proud of you, she and I really got a close relationship out of working on the movie.”
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