Keke Palmer Reveals ‘Hustlers’ Co-Star Jennifer Lopez Inspired Her To Produce & ‘Tell New Stories’

Keke Palmer is following in fellow multi-hyphenate, Jennifer Lopez's footsteps. She spoke to HL about how she's been inspired by her 'Hustlers' co-star.

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Keke Palmer does it all! She acts, she sings, she hosts, and now she’s planning on spreading her wings into producing and directing, especially after seeing her Hustlers co-star Jennifer Lopez’s success! “She’s really just a boss diva. I mean, she’s exactly who you expect her to be. It was just awesome to watch her go in and out of being a producer and an actor on the set of Hustlers,” Keke explained in an EXCLUSIVE interview with HollywoodLife, while promoting her latest partnership with Olay. “She leads by example…the real truth is her character. And that’s what I really caught on to.”

When it comes to the stories she’d like to tell, Keke admitted that she was hesitant to revisit Black American History, “because it can be very heavy and dark,” but her work on the upcoming thriller Alice changed her mind. “It changed my life,” she said of the Krystin Ver Linden movie. “That experience has literally propelled me into being that much more fearless when it comes to being free and going and getting myself to work hard and give myself everything that I want and that I can have.”

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That includes producing, which Keke said she’d love to do to be able to tell “A Day In The Life” stories about Black women and “normal movies where Black people exist just as humans without struggle.” “I want to be able to do a movie like Jennifer Aniston, where it’s just about, you know, if he likes me? Or, ‘I wonder if I’m going to get married?’ I just want to do a movie that’s not about me being Black and how hard it is being Black,” she said.

Keke spoke to HL about Olay’s Body Nighttime Duo, which launches early 2021. The Olay Body Cleansing & Renewing Body Wash with Retinol works overnight to moisturize to renew skin’s surface and reveal vibrant, radiant skin. Then, as a step two, the Olay Rinse Off Body Conditioner with Retinol provides an extra dose of moisture and Retinol that continues to work throughout the night. “I’m very excited for people to get their hands on this!” Keke gushed over the products. “It’s my favorite new nighttime routine!”