Saweetie Talks 'Grown-Ish' Debut, Learning From Yara Shahidi, 'The Queens Gambit' And More
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Saweetie Talks 'Grown-Ish' Debut, Learning From Yara Shahidi, 'The Queens Gambit' And More

This week, rapper Saweetie makes her major acting debut as the new character Indigo on grown-ish. Beginning with the season 3 midseason premiere, she will appear in multiple episodes throughout the season.

In the premiere, Zoey (Yara Shahidi) is working with Jody Bada$$, styling him for a new music video with his protégé Indigo, played by rapper Saweetie.

"Interestingly, so me and Yara, I mainly shot with her," she told Shadow and Act. "I'm on three episodes and the first was like the full cast, but the other two are very intimate and one-on-one. But yeah, Yara was so patient with me. She was like a loving little sister. Awesome. I love her so much. So if I could do it again, I'd definitely do it again with Yara."

She also believes that she could be the next rapper to transition to acting more seriously. "I could definitely see myself doing what Tupac did, like Queen Latifah did, like Will Smith did...like this is just the beginning of just blockbuster....not even blockbuster...wow [laughs]...but like Netflix movie Saweetie after quarantine."

A lot of fans have often pointed out that Saweetie has an aesthetic that looks like it takes nods from movies like B.A.P.S. and certain late 1990s and early 2000s Black rom-coms. She says one Black sitcom character in particular has inspired her look as well. "A girl that really stands out to me as Hillary banks. Oh my gosh, her fashion. I could definitely see myself pulling from that era."

She also had to tip us off to what she's been binge-watching recently, and it's none of than Netflix's The Queens Gambit. "That's my girl [Beth Harmon, played by Anya Taylor-Joy]. I love her so much. She has such a great story and it just lets you know that you have to keep fighting. You have to keep going and not everything's going to be easy."

Check out the full interview below:

grown-ish airs Thursday nights on Freeform.

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