Raven-Symoné is sharing her personal ‘light girl’ story for the upcoming Light Girls documentary appearing on OWN January 19th. Light Girls, the sequel to Bill Duke’s 2011 documentary, Dark Girls, addresses both the privileges and disadvantages of having lighter skin in the Black community and beyond.
While being interviewed for the documentary, Raven-Symoné revealed that throughout the four seasons starring in Disney’s That’s So Raven she tanned her skin to be darker. The actress began to tan regularly to appear darker on the hit series. Raven’s shared that her skintone changed so much that it affected the production of the show.
“When I had my own show, I used to tan three or four times a week in a tanning bed to get darker,” she said. “I did.” “It’s funny, one of the lighting guys came up — I love him to death; I love him, oh my goodness — he goes, ‘Raven, I need you to stop tanning. You’re getting too dark, and we have to re-light the whole entire show,’” Raven recalls. “I was like, ‘Sorry. I was just trying to be pretty.’”
Watch the clip below:
Source: Huffington Post