Co-executive-produced by Pharrell Williams, Dope sparked a bidding war at Sundance—and for its star, Shameik Moore, 20, the hubbub is a dream come true: “I used to literally pray about fame,” says Moore, who also dances and raps. “I’d write it down, try to visualize my future, and now it’s happening! I’m extremely thankful.”
Chanel Iman, 24, leaned on her Victoria’s Secret experience to prep for her role; on her first day of filming she had to strip down for a makeout scene with Moore. “One thing I got from modeling since I was 16 is my ‘F–k it—you have to own it’ attitude,” she says. “Sometimes you have to find that confidence within yourself.”
Bonus: Moore wrote a song for you!
Not only is Moore one of summer’s hottest breakout actors, but he’s also a singer-songwriter. So we asked him to write a ditty inspired by Glamour readers. “My lyrics are for strong, independent women who are both smart and fashionable,” he says. A sample of the words from the aptly titled “Glamour Girls”: “Your walkin’ and talkin’ say you got class,” and “I feel so good when she’s around. There’s so many things I see in you.” Like it? Stream the track here.