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Amandla Stenberg says she enjoyed first directing effort

Associated Press logo Associated Press 5/19/2017 By SANDY COHEN, AP Entertainment Writer
FILE - In this April 7, 2016 file photo, Amandla Stenberg arrives at WE Day California at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Stenberg directed a music video for her new film “Everything, Everything,” and says she wants to spend more time behind the camera now. Stenberg recorded a version of Mac DeMarco’s “Let My Baby Stay” for the film’s soundtrack, and starred in, directed and edited the music video. She said she wants to do more editing and directing, in addition to her already busy schedule of writing, acting and activism. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this April 7, 2016 file photo, Amandla Stenberg arrives at WE Day California at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Stenberg directed a music video for her new film “Everything, Everything,” and says she wants to spend more time behind the camera now. Stenberg recorded a version of Mac DeMarco’s “Let My Baby Stay” for the film’s soundtrack, and starred in, directed and edited the music video. She said she wants to do more editing and directing, in addition to her already busy schedule of writing, acting and activism. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress and singer Amandla Stenberg directed a music video for a song in her new film "Everything, Everything," and says she wants to spend more time behind the camera.

Stenberg recorded a version of Mac DeMarco's "Let My Baby Stay" for the film's soundtrack, and starred in, directed and edited the music video . She said in an interview Thursday that she wants to do more editing and directing, in addition to her already busy schedule of writing, acting and activism.

The 18-year-old actress plays a teenage girl who lives a sequestered life because of severe allergies in the young-adult romance film.

Stenberg said she wanted to make "Everything, Everything" because it's a whimsical love story with a black girl at its center, yet it has nothing to do with race.

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