Saweetie has been taking on the music business this previous yr, and now she’s poised to take over the appearing world. Within the midseason premiere of Grown-ish season three — which airs on Jan. 21 on Freeform — the 27-year-old rapper makes her skilled appearing debut as a singer named Indigo, who Saweetie stated is her exact opposite. “She’s very bossy, she’s robust love, she’s b*tchy, which made her distinctive for me as a result of I actually needed to not be [who I am] in actual life,” she informed POPSUGAR.
Whereas the function marks her first official tv gig, Saweetie isn’t any stranger to appearing. In truth, she briefly majored in theater for a semester in school. However even with that in her again pocket, she nonetheless made positive she was utterly ready for the function by getting one-on-one coaching. “I used to be not about to play with my appearing debut,” she stated. “I had an appearing coach, his title was James. So shout out to him. I undoubtedly skilled, ready for the function, and rehearsed earlier than I went to set.”
It additionally helped that her character works very carefully with Yara Shahidi’s character Zoey. “What made it much more of a pleasure is costarring with Yara,” she added. “She was so useful. She would assist me even bear in mind my line generally. However she was simply actually cool, nice power, and tremendous useful. Yara simply felt like somewhat sister. She so lovable and simply so cute and simply clever. So the entire time, it was simply enjoyable. I assumed I used to be on a set with somewhat sister, like a homegirl.”
After placing her sole deal with music these previous few years, Saweetie is tremendous excited to get again to appearing. “I at all times wished to behave, however once you deal with so many various issues, you are not capable of good the primary craft, which is music,” she stated. “I really feel like that is solely the start, and I am so grateful for Grown-ish for permitting me to stay on there for 3 episodes, as a result of I really feel prefer it’ll solely open extra doorways.”
As for which roles she’d like to tackle subsequent, Saweetie added that she actually needs to play a supervillain like her Halloween inspiration, X-Males’s Mystique. “She does dangerous issues for the better good, so she has an edge to her,” she stated. “She’s one in every of my favourite X-Males. An motion movie is unquestionably up my lane. I would like to do my very own stunts, and I am a really adventurous particular person.”
“I really feel like that is the yr the place the seeds I’ve planted will lastly start to bloom.”
Along with her appearing debut, Saweetie can be desirous to release more new music. Her debut album, Fairly Bitch Music, is anticipated to be launched someday later this yr. “I undoubtedly really feel like that is the yr of Saweetie, the artist,” she stated. “I’ve accomplished a variety of growth in these previous years, a variety of basis work, and I really feel like that is the yr the place the seeds I’ve planted will lastly start to bloom. I really feel like appearing is simply the additional layer on high, the icing on the cake. I am simply so grateful for the chance as a result of it undoubtedly expands the Icy model.”