Michelle Obama penned a recommendation letter for the college applications of Black-ish actress Yara Shahidi, and the 17-year-old has now confirmed that multiple colleges have accepted her.
Shahidi recently told Seventeen, "I did get all of my college acceptances and I'm keeping them close to the belt as of right now, but I got into every college I applied to. So that's really exciting. I found all of that out last week. My college plans are all up in the air, but I will choose within the next month."
The teen, who plays Zoey Johnson in the ABC comedy, also shared details about her plan to pursue a double major in African American studies and sociology. She told Seventeen magazine, "Because for me, as much as I want free time, I love to challenge myself. And so it really goes back to the point that I want to study as much as possible and [doing] a double major is the solution."
When asked if she picked a minor yet, Shahidi said, "I have not decided on a minor. I don't know if I am going to go more creative and do something in the arts or if I am going to do a social justice minor, so that is still up for debate."
The actress also dished on reports about starring in Black-ish spinoff series, which will explore Zoey's college journey. "Well, that is up to the heads of ABC, but yeah, we want to explore and see where Zoey is going," she told the outlet.
Stressing how important it is to address Zoey's experience in college campus, the ABC star explained, "And the fact that Zoey is college-aged [makes it] important to address that, because on a college campus – given the socio-political landscape of our society at the moment – we're not only dealing with race policy that we got from Blackish, [but also] the intersectionality of race, gender, sexuality and political views and ideals. And so [filming on] a college campus and having Zoey experience life as an independent would a perfect place to discuss that."