Amandla Stenberg praises mom Karen Brailsford
THE SUPERHERO: KAREN BRAILSFORD
After being cast as Rue in The Hunger Games, rising star Amandla Stenberg is on everyone’s radar. With so much attention, the 13-year old says her mom is key.
My mom reminds me that all things are possible. If I'm feeling insecure, she'll say, 'Hey, you're Rue!' Within months after reading the novel "The Hunger Games" I went from telling my mom I could see myself as this character to actually getting the role. My mother reminds me that if I could manifest such an important role just because I wanted it, all things are possible. I once made a cartoon drawing of my mother as a superhero. I called her Karen Possible. It still hangs on her office bulletin board.
One is the highlights of the photo shoot was seeing legend Jayne Kennedy with her daughters. I was also happy to be wearing orange, a favorite color. Another highlight: heading to Venice Beach for the photo shoot. Making the contents page? A fun surprise!
Lots of hair, makeup and a hug.
A stroll—and a snack—on Venice beach.