A veteran of the entertainment industry, Keke Palmer shows no signs of slowing down any time soon. Jennifer Lawrence, 28, gave an interview to Glamour for their August issue in which she talked about her 20-year career as she prepares to star in Jordan Peele’s upcoming sci-fi horror film, Nope.
Working with the Academy Award-winning director meant “everything” to Palmer. “I adore Jordan Peele because he normalizes the portrayal of African-Americans in starring roles. Furthermore, the fact that a Black actor is playing the primary part says nothing about the character’s race.”
Her character, Jill Haywood, is the sister of actor Daniel Kaluuya, who plays James Haywood, the proprietor of Haywood Ranch, the only black-owned horse training facility in Hollywood.
In the wake of the death of their father, the two brothers have devised a plan to film and sell the first legitimate look at UFOs.
For their new UFO-detection camera system, Kevin (Brandon Perea) is employed, while Craig (Michael Wincott) is the photographic expert on board. Nonetheless, they soon discover that the aliens aren’t going to let them have what they want that easily.
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The cast also includes Steven Yeun, Barbie Ferreira, Keith David, Donna Mills, and Andrew Patrick Ralston.
However, keke Palmer claims that Peele’s work is unusual since the focus isn’t on describing the pains and tribulations of Blackness, but rather on simply being Black itself.
As she puts it, “It’s about normalizing [Black] and people of color and elevating them to the forefront of society.” “The ability to seamlessly tell their experiences and narratives that include their culture, but not in a way that is victimized or subservient to being Black.
It’s imperative that we continue to push the boundaries when it comes to the portrayal of Black people because we are a robust people.”
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Queen Latifah and Ice Cube, whom she credits with helping her get her career off the ground, inspire her to push the boundaries of her own work, she says.
It was because of their achievement that she was given a chance, she tells us. “In the minds of many aspiring actors and actresses, being onscreen is the only path to success. We have gaffers, key grips, and electricians on our team.
I aspire to a position where I can not only work in front of but also behind the camera to produce and generate possibilities for individuals in my community.”
Her plan, which she has only just begun to explore, calls for all of this and much more. “I’m looking forward to the next adventure that will allow me to expand on the first Renaissance Age book,” she says.
This may be as much behind the screen as it can be in front of the screen, she explains. In the future, I’d like to collaborate with more people who are interested in working behind the scenes by producing, writing, directing, and creating new chances for them.