Breakout actress Kiersey Clemons recently opened up to The Hollywood Reporter on her thoughts about common millennial misconceptions in media.

The 22 year old “Dope” star and current “Neighbors 2” actress says she’s felt some of the pressure other millennials feel to fit into a box when it comes to what they can do- especially when it comes to what they can do on-screen.

“[People think] our whole lives are based on social media and that we are attached to our phones. Millennials are all very hungry for tapping into our consciousness. Young people are striving to meditate and do yoga and are getting into crystals, which is shit young people haven’t done since the ’70s. That is a big misconception — like we don’t have a desire to know who we are.”

The outspoken and quirky young actress also had a lot to say about the her take on the misconception of young women in media:

“That we don’t masturbate. That we don’t talk about dicks. That we don’t have one inverted nipple. There’s this weird portrayal — that we are these little prim and proper beings — and it’s kind of gross. It’s so cool for guys to be human.”

She drove the point on sexism in the industry and society home by reflecting on how when she was doing press for the Neighbors film, she felt she had to be dressed up in heels and makeup for interviews, while her male co-stars (Zac Efron and Seth Rogan) wore jeans and a t-shirt.

“We’ve all felt the pressure of trying to fit into a box … We’ve been told we can only play one thing. But it’s everyone’s responsibility to be something that no one else has seen.”

We feel you girl !
Make sure you check out Kiersey in “Neighbors 2” when it opens in theaters across the country on May 20.

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About The Author Samantha Callender

Samantha Callender is a multimedia journalist whose work ranges from entertainment journalism to pieces highlighting social issues in multicultural communities. Samantha strives to find intersects between entertainment and social matters, believing that pop culture has the power to not only entertain the masses, but to educate them as well. Her goal when storytelling is to write pieces that serve as a catalyst to prompt dialogue and activism. Her work can be seen on VIBE, The Source, Jet Magazine, The Root, and Cosmopolitan Magazine.

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