Laura Harrier is now one of the baddest in Hollywood!

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Lately They are engaged in acting on the cover Cosmopolitan’s Issue of the mind (Issue 6). Covering historyLaura opens up about mental health, her anger around Roe and racism and colorism in Hollywood.

The issue of national news reached the previous day on November 4. Here are some of our favorite quotes from the Cosmos story:

Laura Harrier is definitely a baddie in her own right, but somehow people managed to mix her up with Zendaya while filming ‘Spiderman: Homecoming’.

The actress also spoke openly about colorism in Hollywood, saying, “Some of the most successful actresses of color tend to be on the lighter side and that’s definitely not a good thing. There are so many different ways of looking at Black people. There are so many ways that Black people look, and one narrow view is something that ultimately everyone I think it’s putting us at a disadvantage—we’re just shorting ourselves when we’re not showing a diverse range of stories and a diverse range of people onscreen.”

“I think something is slowly starting to change, but even when we were doing Spider-Man, the whole time I wanted to be called ‘Zendaya,’” Harrier recalled. “People wouldn’t even take the time to defer to us…. It’s taken to the point where we want to have a lot of fun. What else are you going to do but laugh because it’s so plainly ridiculous.’

Weird funny. And contemptuously!

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When asked what people were surprised to learn about Zendaya, Harrier offered up a package of honors;

“She’s kind of funny, down to earth, even though she’s very bright and kind to everyone and stupidly talented and one of those people you almost want to hate but you can’t because you’re just cool and nice,” Harrier said. “He is certainly a special person.”

The Harrier is now in high demand luxury fashion, but she told Cosmo that her teenage catalog model days were “not glamorous” at all.

“I wasn’t the Bellas and Kendalls of the world,” said Harrier, referring to famous faces Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner.

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We’re also happy to learn that Hollywood Harrier isn’t completely consumed, and it’s hard to strike a balance between staying aware and knowing when it’s all and sundry.

“It’s so important to know what’s going on in the world and take action and use your voice for the greater good and for the causes you believe in,” Harrier said. Cosmas. “But sometimes it’s the same as basketball. Sometimes I don’t have to read the news, not my New York Times app, turn off Instagram, because these are really difficult times that we live in. And it is easy for you to be caught up in the general anxiety of the world. you may forget that you also need to protect yourself and protect your health. I don’t think you can change and help others if you don’t care about yourself.”

“I learned tools through therapy,” added Harrier, speaking of the strategies she turned to for self-care. “I’m a big advocate of therapy and mental health, especially in the Black community. It’s something that has really improved my life and really helped me significantly, especially with dealing with my anxiety and panic attacks.”

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Harrier also spoke about the significant shift in the Black community to prioritize mental health.

“I definitely believe that mental health should be taken care of just as much as physical health.” There’s been such a long history of ignoring mental health issues, saying, “Oh, it just sucks” or “I’m a strong black woman. That doesn’t happen to me.” All of these tropes that we’ve been taught over generations, when actually, I think given the trauma of the generation, there are of course a lot of mental health issues in the black health community.

Harrier added that she not only saves tears during screentime, but actually appreciates the emotional moments of the show, like having a big, deep, ugly cry.

“Holding the emotion in the mind is not only not good but it is not good physically. The physical manifestations of stress are very real. I had a weird little cuticle or backaches and it’s like, Well, what is the very root cause of this? Maybe it’s because I over stressed or disturbed and not treated?

Cosmo dove in deep with the actress and asked about the last time she felt angry.

“I feel very angry about the current political system, about these abortions, about this war on women’s bodies. That’s what makes me really angry. I feel angry and really scared about the future and other rights that may be reversed.”

Harrier also addressed why he’s not worried about backlash for speaking candidly about hot button issues, saying:

“I say that I do not come to these things as an actress. I come to these arguments, Laura, as a woman of childbearing age who is protected by Roe v. Wade was affected. I’m affected by Black Lives Matter because I’m a Black man in America, because it’s my family, because it’s my brother, I’m worried about my brother walking down the street. It’s not my job to care about these things. I do this because of my humanity. To those who would say, I encourage them to look at their humanity and ask themselves, “What am I waiting for?” I’m not really worried about the backlash because if I don’t get a job that I believe women should have access to abortion, I don’t need what I want.”

Yes girl! We love so much about it. You can read the full Laura Harrier Cosmos cover story THIS and questions arrive at the news on October 4th!

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