The 24-year-old actress chatted about Faking It, how she got started in the business and how hard it was coming from Uzbekistan. Check it:
On the impact of the show: “We just hope it continues to be a light for people, whatever they want to make of it. Whether it’s a coming of age story, an inspiration, or just a diversion, I just hope it continue to be something that makes people happy.
On moving from a foreign country: “The transition was hard for my family and myself because we had to assimilate into a different culture and a different language. I still don’t know how my parents managed it all. I didn’t know English, and while I was learning it kids were pretty mean. My parents would dress me up in hand-me-downs, so I looked like a little boy up until I was, like, 10. That didn’t help with the bullying.”