Yara Shahidi Dipped The Emmys Early To Make Class At Harvard University
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Yara Shahidi Dipped The Emmys Early To Make Class At Harvard University

Yara Shahidi has the amount of discipline that we all should aspire to have!

When it comes to work-life balance, the 21-year-old actress has life totally figured out as she admits to dipping out on Sunday’s Emmys early to attend classes at Harvard University.

“I do fly out tonight to make it to class in time,” shared the “Grown-ish” actress in an interview with ET. “The lovely people at The Academy really helped me out because I was like, ‘Guys, I have a hard out to make this flight.”

That’s right, Shahidi put in a special request to present earlier in the ceremony in order to make her flight in time. She presented the award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series to Brett Goldstein for “Ted Lasso” during the ceremony, which was hosted by Cedric The Entertainer.

Not only did she have to adhere to her duty to present during the awards ceremony, but the young actress was happy to be on the scene supporting “Black-ish,” the young star’s first comedy series that’s currently shooting its final season.

“I feel like I have not had the chance sometimes to really reflect on the impact of the show,” she continued. “I mean, so many people spent the majority of their year pouring into this universe, so something like this is just such a wonderful way to roll into our final season.”

She also shared her excitement for the award ceremony’s decision to be back in person following last year’s virtual show due to the pandemic.

“It is really exciting,” she said. “So many moments like these where we get to celebrate our work have kind of been suspended because of the pandemic, among many other important things.”

Shahidi first began her studies at Harvard University in 2018 with a plan to major in Interdisciplinary Sociology and African American Studies.