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Raven-Symone (Pg. 2)

Please forgive me, no.

She recently signed to Roc Nation. Some people are saying she’s too young at nine but being that you entered the business young what advice do you have for her in her career?

Listen to your parents because they’re beasts in the industry. I have no advice for her—her father is Will Smith and her mother is Jada Pinket-Smith [Laughs]. Enjoy your fun time because I’m sure they’ll make sure you’re okay. Actually, my advice is for her to call me so that I can have her parents’ number so that I could be in one of their movies or like a sister to Jaden [Laughs].

So you weren’t even at the VMAs, huh?

No.

Did you see it?

No. I’m so not pop culture and I get that from my friends. I don’t know what happened. It started going weird, people started hanging themselves on stage. I watch TV Land, Discovery Channel and I listen to soundscapes on DirecTV. I’m a 75-year-old female when it comes to down time. I’m so chill and relaxed and I guess because when I was younger I wasn’t allowed to put up posters of people that I was admiring at that time⎯I was only allowed to watch TV Land and Discovery channel and we had family night where we sat down with a bag of potato chips and pickles and watched A Few Good Men. So I didn’t really get out of that as I got older. I got deeper into it. Right before I came down for this interview I was watching Aretha Franklin talk about the 60s soul funk era. That’s what I do.

As far as your acting career, what’s your dream movie role?

To play Janet Jackson in her life story. She’s really gonna be mad at me. I say her name in every interview. I really am not stalking you. But Janet, I cut my hair too [Laughs]. I also have the dream⎯and this is from left field⎯to be in Hello Dolly! I want to wear the corset.

You’re part of young Hollywood so⎯

I try my best to stay away [Laughs].

I was going to ask you where you fit in because you’re obviously not part of the tabloid crew.

Yeah, I’m a part of young Hollywood in the sense of business. But I don’t really have a lot of friends in the industry that you would know. All of my friends are makeup artists, hair stylists, writers, and people of that nature, and some actors as well but people that I’m friends with that are actors are switching their careers over; they’re more into the writing and producing aspect. I think I do that because they can be more honest and real and I try to stay that way because you can get lost in the hype and I just enjoy them better [because] they’re realistic.

What keeps you grounded.

My friends and my family and the fact that I know that this is a job and it might not last forever. I refuse to do botox so when I get too old I’m gonna move along while a younger prettier girl can take my place as long as I sign her underneath my company and I take 10 percent.

You probably get this question all the time but it’s important, so how do you deal with the pressure to be thin and to look a certain way?

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