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Raven-Symoné Says Joining 'The View' Helped Her Grow Up

Raven Symone says joining 'The View' helped her grow up 
November 7, 2019 - 11:40 / Laura Pérez

Raven-Symoné has opened up about how she made some changes in regards to her television career in order to grow up on her own terms. After taking a three-year hiatus, she decided it was time to express her own opinions and not only read a script. 

Raven-Symoné started her professional career as a child model and made her major breakthrough when she was only three years old after being cast as "Olivia Kendall" in The Cosby Show. Now the 33-year-old actress has opened up about how being a part of The View helped her grow up. 

Raven explained the most important part of appearing on the American talk-show was the fact of being able to make a quick transition into adulthood. "My version of doing it -- I wanted it to be about my mind and I wanted it to be about my opinions," she said in regards to co-hosting the television show from 2015 to 2016. 

Raven Symone at the World Premiere of Disney's "The Lion King" in Hollywood, California, 2019

Raven-Symoné wanted to grow up on her own terms

Raven-Symoné, also known for appearing in That's So Raventook a three-year break when she was 23, after years of feeling that all she knew was "how to recite words that other people wrote in the emotion that I thought I was supposed to have." She just wanted to have normal conversations with normal people and joke about everyday life.

Expressing her own opinions and not only being "the little girl" who was supposed to entertain audiences was very important to Raven. That's why she decided to star in shows where she could be able to share her very personal thoughts, and therefore, grow up on her own terms. "That's what The View was for me -- to make sure that I knew that I had a brain as well and that I'm an adult now," she said.

Raven-Symoné at the premiere of Disney Channel's "Kim Possible" in Los Angeles, California, 2019

What is Raven-Symoné doing now?

The fabulous actress is currently reprising her role as "Raven Baxter" on the spinoff, Raven’s Home. She recently starred in the 2019 television shows Just Roll With Itand The Masked Singer, as well as in the 2017 film Animal Crackers.