Lizzo struggles to accept her natural hair: ‘I’m working on it’

Lizzo is struggling to accept her natural hair but eventually wants to ditch wigs and weaves.The Juice hitmaker, real name Melissa Viviane Jefferson, is an exuberant and confident character during her gigs and appearances on the red carpet. However, L…

Lizzo is struggling to accept her natural hair but eventually wants to ditch wigs and weaves.

The Juice hitmaker, real name Melissa Viviane Jefferson, is an exuberant and confident character during her gigs and appearances on the red carpet.

However, Lizzo explained during a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter that she is on a “journey” to self-love and wants to fully embrace her own tresses.

“The final frontier for me is the wigs and the weaves – my natural hair, my natural state truly,” she candidly shared. “I’m working on it. It’s a struggle. We’re not there yet. There’s no top of the mountain for self-love. It’s a journey that continues forever, so I think it’s a part of it. You gotta love that part. That’s the juiciest part of you though.”

Elsewhere in the chat, Lizzo explained that she is open to stripping away costumes and cosmetics too, as she is adamant everyone should be able to embrace their nude bodies.

“Loving who you are should start in the buff. You should essentially, by the end of your self-love journey, be completely in love with who you are with no make-up, no extra hair, no styling, no corsetry. That’s my opinion for my life – I don’t think anybody should have to subscribe to that,” the 31-year-old mused. “But I feel like if I can love that person, then anything else is possible within the spectrum of self-love. My skin, my face, no make-up – that’s fine.”

And the singer, who wore a House of Holland wood-grain inspired outfit – complete with matching nails – to the BET Awards back in June, revealed she loves turning “jokes” into offbeat ensembles.

“I really love my team, my creative team: hair, make-up, styling. We get to just really play around. We love exploring with colour, shapes, motifs, big ideas, and jokes. Turning jokes into a red carpet look is what we do best. My personality, you can see it. I don’t even have to say nothing. I walk into a room and you know what’s up,” Lizzo smiled.

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Jordan Peele plotting another genre-bending film

Jordan Peele has confirmed he will start filming his next genre-bending movie later this year (18).The actor and filmmaker won critical acclaim for his 2017 directorial debut Get Out, with the horror film garnering nominations for Best Original Screenp…

Jordan Peele has confirmed he will start filming his next genre-bending movie later this year (18).

The actor and filmmaker won critical acclaim for his 2017 directorial debut Get Out, with the horror film garnering nominations for Best Original Screenplay, Best Picture and Best Director at the upcoming Academy Awards.

Jordan is now working on his next project, which will begin filming in the near future, but has also explained that he’s trying not to put too much pressure on himself to recreate the success of his film feature.

“When writing Get Out, my sort of mantra is or was, let’s write my favourite film I haven’t seen yet. So I think it’s easy to get sort of bogged down in how does this compare to the first one, how does that compare,” he told The Hollywood Reporter. “When all is said and done, my next film, I am currently writing it and I’ll direct for Universal this year, I’m just trying to entertain myself again.”

Get Out starred Daniel Kaluuya as Chris, an African-American man who uncovers a disturbing secret when he meets the family of his white girlfriend, Rose, as played by Allison Williams.

While fitting in the horror genre, the film has a satirical premise, and Jordan has divulged that he is looking to merge themes in next project too.

“One thing I know is that this is genre; and playing around with the thriller, horror, action, fun, genre of intrigue is my favourite. That’s my sweet spot. So, I think tonally it should resemble Get Out. That said, I want to make a completely different movie. I want to address something different than race in the next one,” the 38-year-old shared.

While Jordan realises expectations are high for this follow-up to Get Out, he is also prepared to fail as he has “done it so much” when previously working in live comedy.

Universal Pictures has not yet set a release date for Jordan’s next film.

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