Yara Shahidi is ready to announce which Ivy League college she’ll be attending. The 17-year-old actress recently revealed:
“I committed to Harvard and I’m really excited.”
The black-ish actress continued,
“I’m really excited because my AP calc teacher wrote me a recommendation letter. And I was the only student she wrote a recommendation letter for. And so I was very happy.”
Yara also explained what fans can expect to see from her character Zoey on her new spin-off, college-ish.
“Well, Zoey and I are very different people. And so I’m respecting that and I hope that we just see growth from her. There are moments when her inner Yara comes out and there are moments in which my inner Zoey comes out, but I really can’t promise anything”
Freeform, Disney’s young adult television and streaming network, has ordered “college-ish” (working title) starring Yara as Zoey Johnson and Deon Cole as Charlie Telphy. Freeform has ordered 13 episodes of the half-hour, single-camera comedy which is set to premiere early 2018 on Freeform and the Freeform App available on connected TV, mobile devices and online. No additional details have yet been released.
Source: The Jasmine Brand