‘Community’ star Gillian Jacobs gives young women valuable advice (Video)

By | June 6, 2012 at 5:28 pm | No comments | Audio/Video, TV/Movies | Tags: , , ,

In a video for Rookie, an online publication for teen girls, Community star Gillian Jacobs gets real and answers questions from readers about high school, making friends and boyfriends. She does this from what looks to be her bedroom, in a comfy shirt and her hair in a loose ponytail. She offers personal stories from when she was a teenager.

To a girl who needed advice on how to make new friends, Jacobs admits,

“I didn’t have a lot of friends either. The thing that I did was really focus on the stuff that I liked and enjoyed– and for me that was theater. I was a total theater nerd and I read a lot of plays and I went to a lot of plays and I tried to do that as much as possible. That’s how I met other friends because I didn’t have a lot of friends at my high school or my elementary school or my middle school.” She concludes, “If you have an interest or passion for something and you meet people through that interest you’re more likely to have things in common with them.”

To girls who are insecure about who they are, Jacobs encourages, “Please continue being yourself.”

You can watch part one here:

Update: June 7

And here’s part two!

Gillian Jacobs Is Here to Help, Part Two from Rookie on Vimeo.

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