Karrueche Tran is trying her d*mndest to live beyond the shadows of being referred to as ‘Chris Brown’s girlfriend’ — and it appears she’s making some progress. The 26-year-old LA-bred model is now moving full throttle in Hollywood snagging a role in the web-series, The Bay. And most recently, she’s landed a role in the fashion-based drama with StyleHaul’s, Vanity, alongside Denise Richards.
In a recent interview with JET, Karrueche talks about her journey thus far in the acting world; being a minority in Hollywood and how she channels her personal drama to focus on her career. Peep a few excerpts.
On what it is about acting that drew her in:
Karreuche Tran: Honestly, I never thought that I would be an actor, at all. I’ve always been shy and reserved. I think it was just me not taking off my shell yet. Everyone expected [for me to] be an actor and when my manager presented it to me and said let’s try it out, I said OK. It never hurts to try and…acting is not easy. It takes a lot of emotion and there’s a lot to process…it’s hard work. There are people out here who have been acting since they were kids, so for me to step into it now at 26, it’s a different story. But working with my acting coach and doing more projects, I absolutely love it and I’ve been growing as an actor and as a woman. To me, it’s a bit therapeutic because if you know me on a day-to-day basis, as far as my emotions, I’m very locked in. I don’t like to express myself and be emotional. And through acting, I’m allowed to do all of that naturally. I’ve been able to, thank God, tap into my characters. I love it. I just want to continue to learn and master the craft.
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