Yara Shahidi talks about new season of ‘Grown-ish’

The actress, activist and breakout star of “Black-ish” dishes on the upcoming episodes.
5:06 | 01/21/21

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Transcript for Yara Shahidi talks about new season of ‘Grown-ish’
All right, great to have you guys with us on this Thursday morning. It's great to have our next guest, actress and activist Yara shahidi, "Black-ish" and the star of her own spin-off show, "Grown-ish," hello, good morning. Always wonderful to be in your presence. Good morning. Hey, I heard that -- Thank you. I always love starting the year with you all. Bless your heart. Mutual. It's quite mutual. I heard that you got emotional shooting a scene where your character returns to school. What was that about? I did. I'd have to say this half of the season, Zoe has paralleled Yara. Balancing still making time for her friends and support network my journey was parallel in that I was going back and forth from campus every day and I remember there being one scene in which it was about my girls always being there for me and quite literally that's what the cast does for me so I was in rehearsal tearing up. It just hit close to home. I bet it did. I love that and balancing, yes, your character is balancing working with going to school but also balancing with her on again off again relationship and she's confiding in her newest celebrity client about her love life. Take a look. You have a boo. Uh-huh. Is he Neal? No. My boo is just a regular everyday dude named Aaron. We've had this back and forth relationship since like freshman year and if I really think about it, I wouldn't even be where I was like right now in my career if it wasn't for how supportive he is and before I left we kissed and, you know what I'm just kind of in a secure enough place where I want to talk to him about it. That is a rapper. Making her acting debut in "Grown-ish." She said you gave her some advice. What was that? I'm trying to figure out what advice I gave her because I have -- I heard this and she's just so wonderful on set. We had a great time together. I feel like a lot of what we talked about, she was -- everyone in that environment, it can be chaotic especially when you're new to a place and so a lot of it was just making sure that we were able to go with the flow and we had such a great time shooting together throughout the season. Oh, that's always good to hear. We don't know how you do it all. You've got that going on. You got school and you're also going to play tinker bell in the live action movie "Peter pan and your fans are already -- they're imagining you in the role. We have some of their artwork. I don't know if you can see it. Wow. How have you been preparing for the role? It's been fun and a bit absurd. I know my brother who is my these Rhett Cal next-door roommate heard me trying to figure out how does tinker bell and it's been a fun prep process. I've started the kind of motion capture of it all and we're just trying to figure out how we portray tinker bell and she's going to be like five inches tall on screen. But we've had a really fun time and preparation is ranging from running through lines to creating play lists. Yara, speaking of roles I know I'm sure you along with the rest of the world watched yesterday's inauguration. Oprah once called you our future president. Would you ever consider that role? While I fully accept the honor of that which it's still not lost on me I always described what I wanted to do just be in politics adjacent. I'm super inspired by this administration that's coming in and I also know that so many of my personal mentors and people in my group have proven through community activism through organizing through think tank work there are other ways to influence policy and so I'm hoping to be in a position to be able to be in the political world but maybe just kind of like right next to it. You got our vote. Regardless of what you want to do. Your TV dad, our friend Anthony Anderson is going to be here next. Any special message for him? Oh, I love my TV dad. One time, okay, actually a great time on national television, he did promise me a car within the first couple seasons of "Black-ish" and so if I could greet him with anything I'm cashing in on my offer. I can drive now. Where is your car? Who I love so much. Well, Yara, consider it done. We'll put him on the spot and we think you're going to get that car. You are deserving of that and so much more. Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you. All the best. Continued blessings going forward. All right.

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