Through her various interviews and magazine covers, we are constantly reminded that Keke Palmer is all grown up now! She’s a boss!
The actress turned media mogul puts on her best sexy face this month as the cover subject of Fuzion Magazine, as she makes her promo rounds for the upcoming TLC biopic Crazysexycool. Inside, she dishes on being a respectable adult actress and moving on from her childhood fame days, as well as what she would be doing if she wasn’t a successful actress.
She also spills the tea on Rodney, her live-in boyfriend of three years, and what it’s been like for the both of them balancing their careers and a serious relationship.
Check the highlights and more pics from the photo shoot below:
On going from being a child actress to an adult & keeping it real in Hollywood
“It’s definitely been a, I don’t wanna say hard, but a big transition from being a kid and going up into an adult, while all being on screen.”
“Even though I’m in the entertainment industry most my advice or mentors come from outside of the industry. I don’t like to cloud my head too much with the Hollywood world—I really just talk to my mom, talk to God, my family is very close so if I have any issues I just talk to them about it and they help me through it.”
On what she’d be doing if acting didn’t work out
“If I wasn’t an entertainer I would probably be a hair stylist. My family is full of hair stylist, my grandmother was a hair stylist for 40 years, my aunt is a hair stylist, my cousin is a hair stylist, I mean everybody in my family is a hair stylist, I would probably just be the loud mouth hair stylist.”
On her boyfriend Rodney
“I am dating someone right now, we have been dating for three years now he’s a great guy, but I’m definitely in that part of my life where I’m really focusing on doing what I need to do and getting what I need to do get done and same as him. So it’s more so us focusing on ourselves and then getting back to each other.[…]I’m a perfectionist, I’m a Virgo, so it’s like I gotta do everything right especially when it comes to work…..My mom always taught me as a kid to compete with yourself.”
On starring in a biopic as Chilli
“At the end the day I want her to be proud of my performance in the movie. She texted me when she saw the movie and was just like there couldn’t have been a better person that could have done it, I’m so proud of you, she and I really got a close relationship out of working on the movie.”