Kiandra “KiKi” Layne Blocks The Bullshit In Hollywood & Swerves In Her Own Lane.

Photography by Dario Catellani   Styling by Vittoria Cerciello   Hair by Lacy Redway  Make-up Susie Sobol 

KiKi Layne stays in her own lane while getting compelling roles in Hollywood and she’s not here for the “Hollywood Bullshit” 

“I want to be able to do everything,” she says, “but I also knew that, if I was entering into Hollywood, it was important for me to do the type of work where people would know I’m not here for Hollywood bullshit.”

“I think the universe heard me – like, ‘We’re gonna make sure that if you’re gonna (do this), they’re going to know what you’re actually about.’”

“I feel like I’m one of those people that was born to do it,” she says. “I was singing, acting, performing, playing instruments… I started off with the flute and French horn, and then I was playing trumpet in the jazz band.”

KiKi Layne is known for her breakthrough performance in the 2018 drama film “If Beale Street Could Talk ” and “Native Son”