Keke Palmer shared what kind of legacy she wants to leave behind after quitting Hollywood, hinting that her retirement is “around the corner.”
During her recent interview with Teen Vogue, the 30-year-old actress was asked if she is retiring from Hollywood to which Palmer responded, “I don’t know. I think the timer has started.”
She continued with a laugh, “I think it’s because I just haven’t felt it yet. But the timer, I know that it’s around the corner. I don’t know when exactly, but it’s around the corner.”
Speaking about the legacy she wants to leave behind, the Alice actress said, “The main thing I want those legacies to be is [a call] to use your power for good, to use what you have to create spaces and systems for other people to thrive.”
She further admitted, “I just don’t believe in holding everything. I don’t believe in gatekeeping. I’m not a coward. What would that do? I think it’s based in fear. If I’m speaking on it from a compassionate place, I think people that gatekeep are afraid. So I’m not scared.”
Keke Palmer expressed thoughts about raising her son Leo in a way that he feels confident about his abilities, and willing to go out and learn without holding any fear.
“A part of learning in this place, I think, is to love and to know how to first be unconditionally loving to yourself, so that you know how to love others and be of service to others in a way that doesn’t disadvantage them but instead empowers them.”
She explained. “That’s what I would hope that the legacy is for me. And for anyone that wants to follow me, I hope that’s what they see too.”
While reflecting on her future endeavors as a performer, Keke revealed that she wants to help other creators, therefore, she wanted to make sure she has a backup plan.
“When I was younger, I used to have so much anxiety,” Palmer recalled.
She added, “I love to perform, but is that something that can last forever? I think I always would wonder, ‘Is it something that times out?’ Obviously, you have people that have been acting their entire careers…. but I just never knew how I could scale myself.”
“If you were a lawyer, you want to get to be a partner. I didn’t understand what the version of that was for me. Some people become directors or they become a producer or they become the head of Paramount,” revealed The Hustlers actress.
Keke Palmer recently secured a 2023 Emmy for outstanding game show host for Password, making her the first woman to win the honour in 15 years.