Yara Shahidi has been really busy with lots of interviews since her big debut in Imagine That which is now in theaters! Yara recently did a video interview with Chris Harrison from Hollywood 411. She also did another interview with Scholastic (Ink Splot 26 Blog for Kids). Begin reading below. Yara is very smart for her age and you’ll enjoy her interviews! Be sure to watch the video at the end of the interview of Yara talking about the Summer Reading Challenge for Scholastic. By the way, Imagine That is a great movie! I really enjoyed it! If you haven’t gotten out to see it yet, make sure that you do!
In the movie, your character, Olivia, has imaginary friends and she’s really attached to her blanket. Have you ever had imaginary friends? Do you have a security blanket?
Yara: Well, I have a security blanket, but it’s not for security. It’s more like remembering, kind of. And I don’t have any imaginary friends, but I do have my brothers.
How many brothers do you have?
Yara: Two. One’s 6 and one’s about to turn 1.
Do you like to play with them?
Yara: Yes, and when we have enough time, we’ll build these houses out of Legos. And we pretend to be neighbors.
This was your first movie?
Yara: Yes, it is.
Was it exciting? Was it scary in any way?
Yara: Well, it was really exciting. I thought of it as a long, fun commercial, because I’m a commercial actress too and I work with my mom a lot. And everybody was really nice on set.
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