JURNEE SMOLLET-BELL ON THE IMPORTANCE OF SELF CARE
Posted On Jan 26, 2017
When it comes to health, Jurnee Smollet-Bell is all about self-care. “I don’t think we give ourselves approval to take care of ourselves – whatever that means,” says the talented actress. “It could be journaling, taking a bath, hiking or going on a vacation to Bali, whatever that means for you. We are in that generation to hustle and work so hard that we forget to stop, turn the cell phone off and tune into us – that’s kind of my mission this year.” NEW YOU caught up with Smollet-Bell at the Underground season 2 event at Sundance. She spoke about people being excited about season 2 and how the anticipation has been building. “If they think Season 1 was bananas, season 2 the stakes are just off the charts,” she says. “It was the most intense project I have ever worked on.” Responding to the compliment of having beautiful skin, Smollet-Bell says it was not always the case. “I have had acne my entire life so getting a compliment on my skin means much,” she says. “I use Proactive. Working under harsh lights, wearing lots of makeup and the delicious food on set – very yummy – but it all contributes to the clogging of pores.” And what project is she excited about for this upcoming year? “I am excited about my son who is two months old,” she says.