The Vampire Diaries actress stepped out in support of the Loving actress, who is up for Best Actress at the 2017 Academy Awards.
“Work always comes first as an actor. I think a lot of young girls see actresses and they think of red carpets and they think of Us Weekly and they don’t really think about the breaking down of a script and what that requires and what you would need to pull it off.”
She adds, “I learned about teamwork and about communication and about standing up for yourself. I learned about poise and dignity, and I learned about what it means to be an African-American in television and what that requires in terms of what kind of position you take for yourself and how you define your own reality in a world that is still finding its footing, to say the least.”
Posted to: Kat Graham