Keke Palmer On Grease's Marty: She's Not A Joke

Keke Palmer On Grease's Marty: She's Not A Joke

We’re just a day away from watching Keke Palmer nail it as Marty in Grease: Live.

In a new interview with Nylon mag, the 22-year-old actress opened up about the live production, faith and diversity. Check it:

On leaning on her family and faith during tough times: “Not having the faith to know that it was going to be OK, I might’ve crumbled. I might’ve stopped acting altogether. It was my faith that let me keep going when it got difficult for me to be able to see a brighter day.”

On relating her to newest characters: “It’s similar to Scream Queens because we’ve never seen a character like Zayday in a world like Kappa Kappa Tau. Yes, she’s a part of American black culture, but she’s not a joke. That’s what I want to bring to Grease.”

On diversity in Hollywood: “You still see remnants of that old [way of thinking], but Hollywood is making a conscious effort to try to change, and I think it’s because we have [more diverse] people in the room. I like to look at the positive sides of things, so I feel like it’s getting better than it has been before.”

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Photos: NYLON/Meredith Jenks
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