This previous summer season, Kat showcased her pure hair magnificence routine for Vogue, which confirmed the actress embracing her attractive afro. However, the 31-year-old advised us that being accepting of her “robust, fierce, aggressive” hair was not at all times the case.
“What I’ve seen is that different blended ladies (Kat is biracial) have looser curls. However I don’t have that. I’ve an afro,” she stated. The actress defined that her mother didn’t even like “doing her personal hair,” so she frequently was on the magnificence salon getting her hair straightened or permed.
“Once I was auditioning, my hair would at all times be executed that method, straightened or permed or one thing like that,” Kat advised us. Including, “My character for my breakout function as Bonnie (on The Vampire Diaries), at all times had just about straight, wavy hair.”
Kat revealed that she had introduced the concept a number of occasions of Bonnie having extra curls or texture, saying, “I used to be shot down fairly rapidly.”
She continued, “It’s all through these sorts of conversations that whereas folks don’t imply to chop you as who you might be down as a result of pay attention that’s the character, that’s the character they noticed… however after all on a human stage you might have these conversations with folks and the concept of you being nearer to your self being shut down, it’s sufficient to screw together with your head.”
Moreover, the actress shared that the leisure business “creates false photos of who we’re,” including, “there’s not sufficient illustration.”
Kat hopes that sooner or later, extra TV reveals and journal covers depict folks of all ethnicities and physique sorts. “I’d like to see folks that may have totally different talents than us and totally different our bodies than us celebrated,” she stated.