In this episode of "People's Party With Talib Kweli", Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with actress and comedian:
Here's what they got into:
- Getting a spot at the Hollywood Improv club at 6 years old
- Her parents dropping their jobs in the Bay to move to LA for a new beginning
- Growing up with a mixed-race background, born to a Black mother and Korean father
- Her grandmother Marlene Cole's history of being a Black Panther
- Sydney stating, "I'm done trying to make the oppressor feel at ease by remaining quiet"
- Why she chose to delete her Instagram
- How she felt when she was chosen to appear on "America's Got Talent" at 8 years old
- Having doubts of being able to land lead roles due to her mixed-race heritage
- Being influenced by the strong work ethic and humor of Sheryl Lee Ralph
- Her experience working on the series "The Walking Dead"
- Why the world has such an endless fascination with zombies
- Working on the animated series "Spirit: Riding Free"
- Mentorship from Janel Parrish and Sasha Sheaffer on "Pretty Little Liars"
- Starring as Kiera in the show "Moxie" alongside Amy Poehler
- Actively seeking out roles that are progressive and have meaning
- Becoming a "final girl" in the film "There's Someone Inside Your House"
- Being a longtime fan of horror movies and her B-day falling on Halloween
- How the Trump-era has spawned movies about revenge killings of deplorables
- Cancel culture and it's lack of humility for the misguided
- Rising above elements of hate to be better than the haters themselves
- "There's Someone Inside Your House" and it's prevalence of cannabis use
- Classic scenes from "Deep Blue Sea" as well as "Leprechaun: Back 2 Tha Hood"
- Recent ambitions to become a singer with an album currently in the works
- Music being a calling and her first love since childhood
- Excitement for the potential of a "Dads Club" film with Randall Park and Kristen Bell
- Her upcoming movie "First Love" directed by A.J. Edwards