Since her role as the intelligent Zoey Johnson on the hit ABC sitcom black-ish, actress and activist Yara Shahidi has parlayed her acclaimed role on the politically-minded spinoff into curating her platform to speak about issues such as Hollywood inclusion, poverty and education. Aside from that, the Minnesota native is taking lead roles, in particularly the Freeform show grown-ish, a black-ish spinoff that showcases Yara's character going off to college. In an interview with Deadline published on Thursday (June 12), Shahidi discussed how much she identified with Zoey and what kind of dream role she would like to pursue.
"There are two things that I’ve always wanted to do, for the longest time—a superhero and a sociopath," she said. "They’re opposite ends of the spectrum. I’m obsessed with the Marvel franchise, so that would be, I guess, a dream come true."
The 18-year-old actress also cited Marvel's politically-inspired narratives as a key reason for her desire to play a superhero. "Especially because the Marvel franchise has always been very political if you turn to the comic books and look at the X-Men tied to the civil rights movement; and later, the LGBTQ movement," she said. "That would be incredible, to remain a part of the Disney family—hint, hint. But also, I would have to say, a sociopath is always fascinating. I love detective shows and always have, so I feel like something on that end of the world would be interesting."
As far what Marvel character Shahidi can play, we already know she's capable of sinking her talent into anything!