Raven Symone: It's Okay To Say No

Raven Symone: It's Okay To Say No

Raven Symone shows off her slender figure as she arrives at the 2010 Teen Vogue Young Hollywood Party held at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles on Friday night (October 1).

The 24-year-old actress, promoting the new DVD release of Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue, chatted with Reuters about growing up in Hollywood and how she keeps her head on straight. Check it:

On picking and choosing her roles: “There have been projects I have said no to as I am selective. I think it is hard now in the industry as there are not a lot of jobs going but if you stay true to who you are and you pick the right things your career will last longer than if people get sick of seeing your face.”

On staying out of the limelight of the paparazzi: “I just don’t go to places where people take crazy shots of me…I have fun and hit the parties and I know all the business and gossip but it is so easy to avoid the paparazzi. You just don’t go to the hot spots. I would rather have the publicity and the media when I have something to promote.”

On her biggest lesson learned: “It is okay to say no — in real life and in Hollywood. People are scared and think they won’t be liked if they say no but in reality you are respected.”

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Credit: Charley Gallay, Frazer Harrison, Juan Rico, FayesVision; Photos: Getty, Fame Pictures, WENN
Posted to: 2010 Teen Vogue Young Hollywood Party, Raven Symone
  • shaashaaa

    awwww she’s so beautiful
    she has lost lots of weight. :]

  • shaashaaa

    oh, and i love the fact that she’s getting her face out there again.

  • menna

    slender? i don’t think so…..more like a beautiful curvy, voluptuous woman.

  • shaashaaa

    haha yeah, thats a better way to put it!!

  • annie1st

    wow, i like her thought, its so nice to read it, thank you raven, just like my princess nessa : P

  • lovelydee

    Wow, she looks great.

  • J

    Yummy! :D

  • Spandex

    I gotta agree with her about choosing the right roles.

    …wished that her Disney Channel friend Christy Carlson Romano would have done the same thing instead of baring it all and did an adult movie.

  • pop86

    Good advice Raven.

    She looks beautiful

  • http://twitter.com/hommiejdawg77 Jonathan

    Where are the 10+ pictures :( I love her new look these days!

  • kweeniej12

    she looks sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo pertty and i love the dress

  • jorge

    I love her since that’s so Raven! Now I love her more and more!

    Raven S2

  • http://http;justjaredjr.buzznet.com/2010/10/06 lee brandin detroy

    raven symone is hot, and i want to be my harley quinn to me, brandin
    lee detroy, from desoto, texas, says, i want her to be a wife to me brandin lee detroy , and me and her will get married , and she my
    vampyriss, and i will be alkumajo dracula yes, me, brandin lee detroy,
    then i’ll give a vampyre costume

  • yomomma

    she looks so minny and short :O but sooo much thinner yay!

  • http://twitter.com/NARA_BR Sayonara barros

    Raven is so lovely…She is the one of greatest actresses of my generation!
    I love the way that she shows off her minds and opinions…
    I’m so glad for her be a woman so respectful that always know how to act with the fans and the other peoples too!
    I love her so much! :p

  • Lalalove

    I look that dressss!