Aja took these beautiful photos for an interview with Refinery29 posted online in January 2015. This is my absolute favorite photoshoot of hers!
Here’s a part of the interview:
Did you always want to act?
“My father had insisted that it was important to find a career where you’ll always be necessary, so for a long time I was telling people that I wanted to be a doctor. My junior year of high school, I was like president of choir and in the school plays, and I had just a complete meltdown because I knew I couldn’t do other things. I was already doing the things that I loved. And, then the terror set in because as we all know, careers in the arts aren’t always the most stable. I decided if you really want to do something, you have to do it with your whole heart or you can’t do it at all. I had no real backup plan. I just kind of went full force.”