In our Q&A series Last Call, we’re at the bottom of every last thing with some of our favorite celebs-from the last time they were starstruck to the last song they listened to. This week, Layla Crawford accepted our call.
Layla Crawford recently celebrated her 17th birthday, but she’s already a force to be reckoned with. The Los Angeles -born actress is on a mission to inspire others through her work. First of all? Made his big-screen debut at Richard’s day, which follows the real -life journey of tennis legends Venus and Serena Williams ’father and coach, Richard Williams (available now). Layla immortalizes Venus and Serena’s half-sister, Lyndrea Price, in the biopic.
With multiple acting credits (e.g. The Mindy Project and Real blood) on her behalf, Layla told POPSUGAR that Richard’s day feels like the beginning in many ways. “I’ve been acting since I was six years old, and this is the first project where I feel connected to the whole production,” he said.
“Will Smith is the most kind and generous man you will ever meet … [he taught me] that you can get far by having a good attitude. “
Layla isn’t the only one to be with the two -time Oscar nominees Richard’s day, but he also walked away with some valuable lessons. “Will [Smith] is the most kind and generous person you will ever meet. . . [he taught me] that you can get far by having a good attitude, “he said.[King Richard] realized me in the direction I wanted to take my career in terms of telling important stories that were uplifting and inspiring. “
Read more by Layla Last Call interview ahead.
What was the last day of King Richard’s filming?
It was very emotional to know that this was our last time together. There is a lot of love, a lot of affection, a lot of positive expression in everything. Definitely very bitter.
What was the last thing you did to your King Richard costars off set?
In August, before school starts, [Danielle, Demi, Mikayla, Saniyya, and myself] spent a day at Santa Monica Pier. We look like real brothers and sisters. Real advice given, real conversations made. I’m glad I have a friendship with them off screen.
Who was the last King Richard costar you texted?
I always text Danielle, because I was really close to her before we started filming [King Richard]. We’ve known each other forever, so he looks like family.
What was the last song you listened to?
“Nothing Promised” by [Mike Will Made It and] Rihanna.
What was the last show you preferred to watch?
you on Netflix.
When was the last time you were starstruck?
Because of the pandemic, I didn’t see many people, so the last time I was starstruck was working with Will Smith. It was a surreal moment.
What was the last book you read?
The Skill of Love [by Don Miguel Ruiz]. I just love how complicated he is in explaining the way we show love to others. I’ve read it twice, and it’s an eye -opening book.
What is the last thing you usually do before bed?
What was the last thing you did for self-care?
PAST [Nov. 8], I put on a face mask, prolonged my shower routine, lit a candle, and watched a movie before bed.
What was the last thing you ordered online?
Ooh, I just ordered shorts. I live in California, so it’s time for shorts.
What was the last piece of advice you received that changed your life?
I don’t remember who told me this, but someone said, “There’s no perfection, but you can be good.” It changed the way I acted in life. I’m definitely a perfectionist, but now I’m like, “Let me do my best and then move on to the next thing and do my best at that.” This kind of takes care of worries.
What was the last gift you received?
now [Nov. 9], one of my teachers handed me a card saying they made me proud of everything I have accomplished so far. I cried a little because it was so thoughtful.
Photo Source: Courtesy of Layla Crawford