[“][D]o I want to do this forever? I don’t know.” Actor Kiersey Clemons is figuring it out as she goes. Six years into a career that started out at Disney, and led to her dodging stereotypes as gay tomboy Diggy in drugs-college-and-coming-of-age hit Dope, and rocking up in the series Transparent, it might seem that Kiersey is set to ride the wave to Hollywood stardom, find a Malibu mansion and live life among the elite, overlooking the Pacific. No way. “Hollywood is a very superficial place and there are people you run into that are superficial too. But there’s a large group of us who are in search of self-discovery and a higher power,” she explains.
Scrolling through the actor’s Instagram, you get the same message. From recommending the Oprah-endorsed book on spiritual thinking, A Return to Love by Marianne Williamson, to calling out the culture of bullying that riddles the internet age and voicing her own straight-up responses to America’s police brutality crisis, it’s clear that Kiersey isn’t looking for a space in the West Coast celebrity bubble.