MY INTERVIEW WITH ACTRESS/MODEL
Thank you so much Faye for joining me.
For those who do not know, please tell us who your famous great grandmother was.
My great grandmother is Agnes Nixon, sometimes referred to as the "queen of daytime drama”. She created iconic soap operas including All My Children, One Life To Life, and Loving and worked with many more. She was also an incredible social activist and a feminist before either really had titles. She brought awareness to important issues like racism, gay rights, women’s health, poverty and much more through her writing and the characters and storylines she created. She was also an incredible great grandmother who taught me more life lessons just through her being than anyone ever has or could. She was the most generous person I have ever known and never asked for anything in return. I miss my Aggie every day and love her dearly.
You are an actor/model. Any projects you can tell us about?
I just shot an exciting beauty campaign for a very well known company but I can’t really talk about it yet.
This spring I worked on a film called “The Darkest Minds” starring Amandla Stenberg, Mandy Moore, and Gwendoline Christie and directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson. It is based on a captivating Young Adult novel about kids fighting for their basic freedoms in a dystopian not- so -far- off future. I played the lead character (played by Amanda’s) best friend. It was such an honor to get to meet and work with Amandla, an actress I have long admired and Jennifer who worked on the Kung-FU Panda movies which I love. Th talent involved with this film is tremendous and I am thrilled to be part of it. It will be in theaters September of 2018 and I am counting the days. I think its going to be a huge hit!
What do you like to do in your spare time?
When I’m not working on a project or audition I’m either at school, doing homework or chores or hanging out with friends or my dog.
I also like to hula hoop and practice aerial arts, martial arts and archery.
What actor would you like to work with in the future?
I absolutely adore Will Ferrell and think it would be so fun to work with him. I think I have seen every movie he’s been in.
What shows do you watch right now?
I just finished watching "The Handmaid’s Tale". I hadn’t read the book so I was pretty shocked by the intense plot and almost couldn’t stomach it at times. But the acting was extraordinary and the cinematography stunning. I also have been watching “That 70’s show" a lot. I find it pretty relatable to being a teen these days and I also got to meet Kurtwood Smith who plays the dad while working onABC’s “Resurrection” where he also played the dad. He was super sweet and it makes it even more fun to watch. If I'm going to watch TV or film I comedy is usually my first choice but I’ve actually lived off the grid for most of my life with no television. I’ve been making up for it a bit the past year or two though.
Any advice for any up and coming actors?
I would tell them to take risks. There are so many variables to being cast that are out of the actors control that you might as well be memorable. That way even if you don’t get the part you may be thought of for a different one. Push yourself to take on various characters, emotions, and choices with interpreting the script rather than type casting yourself and sticking to what feels most comfortable. That way you can keep growing in your craft.
Thank you once again for joining me Faye.
All the best to you!
Thank you so much! I really appreciate your support!