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Laura Harrier, Ellie Bamber, Storm Reid & More Young Stars Speak Out About Diversity and Equality in Hollywood

Laura Harrier, Ellie Bamber, Storm Reid & More Young Stars Speak Out About Diversity and Equality in Hollywood

Laura Harrier, Ellie Bamber and Storm Reid are on the first-ever digital cover for Teen Vogue‘s 2018 Young Hollywood issue, out now.

The cover also features Bria Vinaite, Sasha Lane, Margaret Qualley, Letitia Wright and Awkwafina.

Here’s what the young stars had to say…

Storm, on the impact of her role in A Wrinkle in Time: “Representation is everything. If I was younger, if I saw Meg as myself, Meg would empower me and inspire me and make me feel like I could save the world. So to have those characters and to be able to be that for young African-American girls or just young people in general is really empowering.”

Ellie, on gender equality within Hollywood: “The idea of bringing equality not just to entertainment but to every walk of life, I think it’s very important. There should be no segregation. Everyone should be united and everyone should be seen as equals.”

Laura, on what she learned while preparing for her role in Spike Lee’s Black Klansman: “I studied Angela Davis. I got to meet Kathleen Cleaver, and talked to all these incredible women of the Black Panther and Black Power movements. It just struck me how relevant these things are now, unfortunately…. It was a lot more peaceful than we were made to think. Women were a big part of it. It wasn’t just this male-driven thing.”

For more from the stars, head to TeenVogue.com.

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Credit: Camila Falquez; Photos: Teen Vogue
Posted to: Awkwafina, Bria Vinaite, Ellie Bamber, Laura Harrier, Letitia Wright, Margaret Qualley, Sasha Lane, Storm Reid

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