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Yara Shahidi Steps Out for 'BlacKkKlansman' Premiere in Hollywood

Yara Shahidi Steps Out for 'BlacKkKlansman' Premiere in Hollywood

Yara Shahidi hits the red carpet in a stunning LBD for the premiere of BlacKkKlansman held at Samuel Goldwyn Theater on Wednesday night (August 8) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 18-year-old actress wore a Prada dress to the premiere just after attending the Crazy Rich Asians premiere the night before.

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BlacKkKlansman is set in the early 1970s, where Ron Stallworth is the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department and determined to make a name for himself, bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan.

The film hits theaters on Friday, August 10th.

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Yara Shahidi Reveals Why She Initially Hesistated To Do 'gown-ish'

Yara Shahidi Reveals Why She Initially Hesistated To Do 'gown-ish'

Yara Shahidi strikes a pose on the cover of The Hollywood Reporter‘s latest issue, available now.

The 18-year-old actress opened up about her education, being politically active and grown-ish. Check it:

On why people were surprised when she was so politically “woke” as a young teen on Black-ish: “The thing people don’t fully understand about my generation is just how multifaceted we are. Oftentimes, people like to oversimplify what [we] believe in or do, whether that’s, ‘Oh, you’re on your phones all the time,’ or, ‘Oh, you’re very self-centered,’ but what I’ve seen from my peers is that we’re socially engaged and curious about the world.”

On why she founded Eighteen x 18: “My passion really stemmed from having gone through the 2016 election, where myself and many of my peers were unable to vote. A lot of them went with their parents to the polls, but there was that feeling of being lost. Like, ‘What can we do to contribute to our sociopolitical landscape?’”

On her rigorous academic curriculum: “I’m that annoying person in class where if we were reading a book, I’d not only read that book, I’d read one similar, written in the same era, to find the commonalities. So, if we were reading about the French Revolution in AP Euro, I’d be like, ‘OK, let me read Candide and Voltaire’s [other works].’

On her initial hesitation to star in grown-ish: “I’ve always had so many other interests and I knew being in almost every scene of a show that could go multiple seasons would require a level of investment that I’ve never needed to make before.”

For more from Yara, visit THR.com.

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Yara Shahidi & Chloe Bennet Get Glam For 'Crazy Rich Asians' Premiere

Yara Shahidi & Chloe Bennet Get Glam For 'Crazy Rich Asians' Premiere

Yara Shahidi looked so chic while stepping out for the Crazy Rich Asians premiere!

The 18-year-old actress hit the red carpet at the event on Tuesday (August 7) at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.

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Yara was also joined at the event by Chloe Bennet.

Other attendees included Perrey Reeves, Lena Waithe and Kate Flannery.

Crazy Rich Asians, based on the best-selling novel, hits theaters on August 15.

FYI: Yara is wearing a Prada dress, Jimmy Choo shoes, Jenny Bird earrings and a David Yurman ring. Chloe is wearing a Tadashi Shoji dress. Perrey is wearing a Trina Turk dress.

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Yara Shahidi & Her Mom Share Their Outlook On Life!

Yara Shahidi & Her Mom Share Their Outlook On Life!

Yara Shahidi is all smiles next to her mom Keri in a photo from Allure‘s Good Issue, available now!

The mother-daughter opened up about their outlook on life, being together on set and making each other proud. Check it:

Yara on having her mom on set: “I’ve had the good fortune of having you by my side for everything. Others don’t have a parent on set with them. I remember starting Black-ish and having high-def makeup on all day, a strip of eyelashes. There’s a weird correlation that happens between being ‘ready’ and being doused in makeup. We’ve had conversations about separating the two.”

Keri on what makes her proud of Yara: “[I’m happiest] that she’s the most compassionate human being I know. She has a sense that her voice matters all the time, in every situation.”

Yara on their outlook on life: “We say yes more than anything.”

For more from Yara, visit Allure.com.

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'The Sun Is Also a Star' Director Is 'Delighted' to Be Working With Charles Melton & Yara Shahidi

'The Sun Is Also a Star' Director Is 'Delighted' to Be Working With Charles Melton & Yara Shahidi

Charles Melton smiles as he waits to film a scene for his upcoming film The Sun Is Also a Star on Thursday (June 22) in New York.

The Riverdale actor wore a gray suit with Nike sneakers and was joined by his co-star Yara Shahidi.

The two young stars just began filming a few days prior and shared a behind the scenes photo. Check it out if you missed it!

Director Ry Russo-Young dished on working with the actors.

“I’m delighted to be working with Yara and Charles on this heartfelt love story, which is both timeless and timely,” she said. “[Author] Nicola Yoon has given us a beautiful story to tell and we all couldn’t be more excited to make the streets of New York City, where I grew up not that long ago, our stage for the next few weeks. I fell in love with these characters and I know Yara and Charles will bring them alive and make this movie their own. I can’t wait to see what they do.”

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