Why have you decided to work in such a competitive industry?
Entertainment is a reflection of my personality. The natural state of mind ever since adolescence I've had a natural passion for movies and entertainment. As if Los Angeles doesn't have enough actors, this reality has never affected me. When you do what you love, when it is your passion you will never work a day in your life. I enjoy the competition, truly I do. I believe that iron sharpens iron and I have enjoyed the journey every step of the way. I have had the pleasure of meeting good like-minded individuals who challenge me to do better. Every situation presents a new challenge. I obtain the acumen as to how to do better. If I audition for an acting role and I fall short of that particular role by no means is that an indication of failure. I see my options differently because having that initial opportunity is a positive action--meeting the production crew and casting members is a win. Because I know when I receive that next call I will be ready.
What is your ideal position and why?
Working alongside a Hollywood film and production is the lifetime goal. I have aspirations to ascend within the industry and learn as much as I can. Recruiting talent and working within Production is a passion of mine. Commercial acting is also intriguing to me as well. Traveling overseas modeling for specific brands enjoying all life has to offer is the goal. I have been blessed to have cast on previous projects within Reality T.V. Certainly great experiences but this is just the tip of the iceberg. It is essential to harness this momentum and take my experiences to a larger market.
What kind of preparation do you endure to staying ready for any opportunity?
The early bird gets the worm! My old man once told me that if you have to get ready it's already too late. Stay ready! Always. I get up at 4:15 every morning, start my day with a prayer and then I head to the gym. Really helps me clear my mind first and foremost while I reflect upon the day ahead. Reading sharpens the mind. I enjoy a good book and moreover, love expanding my vernacular. There is no substitute for dedication and hard work. When I receive a call for a modeling opportunity I believe that I am one step ahead due to preparation. Doing the proper research for an acting coach and management has its merit as well. Often, it is not what you know rather than who you know. Treat everybody with reverence and in high regard. Respect is highly valued and that much comes naturally.
Tell me why it is so critical for us to not only dream but follow the.
Lately, I have resorted to keeping a journal. It may sound humorous but it is imperative to record your goals and aspirations. I am uninterested in Pipe-Dreams. If I say that I am going to do something I am going to do it. Writing my ideas down holds me accountable. I am no good to anybody if I am going through the motions. I am no good to myself if I am not overcoming new challenges.
What is an ideal role for you and why?
The ideal role is being better than the day before. Becoming a better person, a better man, son and brother. I don't want to advance in life being fearful of growth and opportunities. Here and now, my focus is upon acting. I know that I can do so successfully because I know that I bring value. I've got to tell myself why not me? Meet some of my childhood ideals, Denzel Washington and Oprah Winfrey. Speaking success into existence. The beauty within the process is taking those lumps. Fighting through those desolate instances and empty feelings of despair. The hunger, drive and determination prompts me to propel forward. I will never give up.
What is success to you?
Success is life in itself. Achieving goals that I have prepared in advance. Living life without regret is the ultimate indication of greatness. To take care of my responsibilities as a man and provide for my family and loved ones. Growing up within a family of eight individuals, four sisters and one brother did present its challenges. However, each of my siblings are college educated and great people. I tell myself If you do the work now, one day soon you may rest upon those laurels. Reflect on past achievements 50 years from now, lord willing. But that time is not now nowhere close. I am as motivated as I have ever been. The world is yours! All glory to God.
How can we follow you?