Keke Palmer Covers Glamour Magazine July Issue 2022.
Palmer spoke to Glamour’s Ru Wolle about the best advice her mother has given her and her role in Jordan Peele’s upcoming film “Nope,” which officially hits theaters on July 22.
“However, it is about normalizing and putting Blacks and people of color at the forefront. Telling their narratives and stories effortlessly that includes their culture, but doesn’t tie their identity to being Black in a way that’s victimized or subservient. It’s important for creators like Jordan Peele, actors, and all of us, to continue to push that envelope as it pertains to Black representation being very robust because we are robust people.”
The 28-year-old also opened up about the legacy she wants to leave behind.
“When I think about Queen Latifah or Ice Cube, these are some of the people that helped start my career. Because of their success, I got an opportunity. Many young people want to find a way to get into the business and think that the only way you could be is onscreen. We’ve got gaffers, we’ve got key grips, and we have people that work in electric. I hope one day I can be in a position to produce and create opportunities for people in my community, not just on-screen but behind the screen.”
In this picture: Keke Palmer
Credits for this picture: Lea Winkler (Photographer), Justin Hamilton (Fashion Editor/Stylist), Malcolm Marquez (Hair Stylist), Riley Miranda (Manicurist)