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Yara Shahidi rocks double denim alongside Charles Melton for a screening of The Sun Is Also A Star

Yara Shahidi rocks double denim as she poses with co-star Charles Melton for The Sun Is Also A Star screening in Atlanta

They each star in their own popular television shows.

Now Yara Shahidi, 19, and Charles Melton, 28, play lovebirds in the upcoming teen drama film The Sun Is Also A Star.

And with the US premiere date just over two weeks away, the two stunning stars came together for a special screening in Atlanta, Georgia, where they helped deliver a scholarship check to a worthy high school recipient.   

Shining stars: Yara Shahidi, 19, and co-star Charles Melton, 28, came together for a special screeing of their teen drama film, The Sun Is Also A Star in Atlanta, Georgia on Wednesday

Shining stars: Yara Shahidi, 19, and co-star Charles Melton, 28, came together for a special screeing of their teen drama film, The Sun Is Also A Star in Atlanta, Georgia on Wednesday

The Black-ish actress, 19, kept it casual-cool in a stone wash denim ensemble that resembled something from the 1980s.

The outfit had a vintage feel with its faded light color and holes on the pants.

She matched it with a pair of blush-colored heels and wore her shoulder length raven tresses with some major natural curls.

Melton, 28, went casual but classy in black pants with a blue-striped button-down dress shirt and a pair of white sneakers. 

Youthful: The Black-ish actress kept it casual-cool in a stone wash denim ensemble that resembled something from the 1980s

Youthful: The Black-ish actress kept it casual-cool in a stone wash denim ensemble that resembled something from the 1980s

Mates: The onscreen loves showed off their chemistry at the event

Mates: The onscreen loves showed off their chemistry at the event

Sharing the spotlight: Shahidi and Melton were joined by Nicola Yoon, the Jamaican-American author who penned the novel of the same name in 2016

Sharing the spotlight: Shahidi and Melton were joined by Nicola Yoon, the Jamaican-American author who penned the novel of the same name in 2016

The co-stars talked to the young audience about the film, and eventually were joined by Nicola Yoon, the Jamaican-American author who penned the novel that the film is based on.

They trio discussed the soul of the story, some personal antidotes and stories, and answered questions from the audience.

At one point they delivered a $1,500 scholarship check, as part of the Future STEM Leaders project, to teenager Madison Kenney, a self-proclaimed mechatronics engineer and inventor who started the non profit organization Robochicks Robotics.

Fan friendly: Kennedy-Rue McCullough joined Shahidi, Melton and Yoon for a Q-and A

Fan friendly: Kennedy-Rue McCullough joined Shahidi, Melton and Yoon for a Q-and A

High demand: Shahidi currently stars in the sitcom Black-ish and the spin-off series Grown-ish; Melton also stars in the television series Riverdale

High demand: Shahidi currently stars in the sitcom Black-ish and the spin-off series Grown-ish; Melton also stars in the television series Riverdale

Rising star: Shahidi currently stars in the sitcom Black-ish and the spin-off series Grown-ish

Rising star: Shahidi currently stars in the sitcom Black-ish and the spin-off series Grown-ish

It didn’t take long to see why the stunning duo was cast to capture the melting hearts of teens everywhere in their upcoming flick.

The story centers around a whirlwind love-at-first-sight romance between the pair’s characters – Natasha Kingsley and Daniel Bae.

But eventually their love is put to the test in the wake of Natasha’s family facing deportation to their native land in Jamaica. 

The Sun Is Also A Star premieres in theaters in the US May 17. 

Giving back! At one point they delivered a $1,500 scholarship check to teenager Madison Kenney, a self-proclaimed mechatronics engineer and inventor who started the non profit organization Robochicks Robotics, as part of the Future STEM Leaders project

Giving back! At one point they delivered a $1,500 scholarship check to teenager Madison Kenney, a self-proclaimed mechatronics engineer and inventor who started the non profit organization Robochicks Robotics, as part of the Future STEM Leaders project

Fun: After their conversation, the co-stars posed with the audience members for some photos

Fun: After their conversation, the co-stars posed with the audience members for some photos

High praise: The actress was dubbed 'the voice of the next generation' by Michelle Obama

High praise: The actress was dubbed ‘the voice of the next generation’ by Michelle Obama

Daily Mail UK

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