Actress/singer Keke Palmer has lot going on these days. She’s starring in Scream Queens a new show on Fox, she’s got a new film, Brotherly Love which opens this Friday and she’s just off Cinderella, the first African-American to play the role on Broadway.
But despite being a child star (she made her movie debut in 2004’s Barbershop 2: Back In Business) Palmer, now 21 has so far managed not to get into any trouble.
“I’m not perfect,” she says. “It’s not like I don’t have my own issues. But I have a really good relationship with my parents and a really good relationship with God. I feel like I have a certain purpose and I really want to spread the gift that God gave me around it and I feel so grateful to know what it is.”
In Brotherly Love, Palmer plays a young woman whose relationship gets her into trouble with her protective older brother played by Cory Hardrict. This week some controversy around their relationship got started when Tia Mowry, Hardrict’s wife, posted, then deleted something about women saying they like married men. As Palmer indicated in a recent interview that she once had a crush on Hardrict, it was assumed to be directed at her.
Both Hardrict and Palmer said it was a controversy that was overblown and that all parties involved are cool.
Brotherly Love is in theaters tomorrow.