Keke Palmer is certainly a pretty big name in the industry right now, but the actress made it very clear that being a celebrity wasn’t always easy for her, especially since she’s a child star. See what the actress had to say!
As fans know, while Keke is only 27 years old, she’s actually been in the entertainment industry for nearly two decades!
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She made her debut in 2004 with a role in the movie Barbershop 2: Back in Business.
Then, a few years later, she stared in Akeelah and the Bee, which was also her big breakout role.
But while on Ladies First with Laura Brown, Keke explained that even though she was a child star, she always felt “ misunderstood. ”
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She explained, ‘At a young age, as children’s artists, your emotions are always the last thing people care about. I think you will become a people pleaser very quickly and try to be everything everyone wants you to be. And so I think you end up being misunderstood in a lot of that. I’ve fought against that many times for most of my adult life, and I’m still new to my adult life. And I think that’s something I work towards every day, which is that I don’t have to worry that people don’t understand me because I understand myself. ‘
Today she has her own empire and is always focused on understanding herself, without too much of what others think of her.
‘Sometimes it’s much easier because all I have to do is please myself. I find it so easy to be alone because I really like myself. That’s what’s crazy because people assume that if you always want to please or be nice to people, it’s because you have a problem or a problem with yourself. But actually no. You don’t know what you all want and projecting that onto me is stressful to me. I, on my own, in my own room, I’m happy as hell, ”she continued.
Watch the full episode for more information on this!