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73 Questions With Yara Shahidi: Black-ish, James Baldwin, and Bucket List Goals

73 Questions With Yara Shahidi: Black-ish, James Baldwin, and Bucket List Goals

It’s been a big—if bizarre—year for Yara Shahidi, who’s learned to appreciate the simple things in quarantine. When Vogue stopped by the actress, model and activist’s Los Angeles home for a round of 73 questions, Shahidi confessed that the brightest part of her day thus far was her morning cup of tea.

Shahidi, who stunned in September at the virtual Emmy Awards, is a major record collector who may or may not have a tattoo inspired by Frank Ocean; and between work and school, she’s always reading—her current book of choice is The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin. As she generously provides a tour of her house, Shahidi recalls her time working on the hit show Black-ish, calling it the best set to “grow up on.” (No, she won’t give away any spoilers about her spinoff show Grown-ish, so don’t ask.)

While Shahidi has accomplished an astounding amount already—the woman is a karate black belt!—there are still items on her bucket list, including starting a think tank. The 20-year-old seamlessly transitions from showing off her martial-arts moves to discussing gender-specific terms in acting, and she credits her “awesome support network” of family and friends for helping her to make it all possible.

Shahidi’s next role as Tinker Bell in the live-action Disney reboot of Peter Pan is very much on her mind, but she still makes time for debates about online vs. in-person shopping (online, all the way) and whether pineapple belongs on a pizza (absolutely not, according to Shahidi). Watch her answer more questions below over a backyard game of cornhole.

Source: vogue.com