Hey Paris!! So excited to be chatting with you! Can you tell us how your passion for acting started?
When I was 3 years old. I was watching the Little Mermaid (Broadway version) on TV and jumped up on the coffee table and starting singing “Part of Your World” and knew right then I wanted to be an actress, singer, dancer. Funny enough at 4 my dad put me in Karate, I started competing. We move to LA to train with Mr. Mike Chat (Blue Power Ranger) of XMA and he helped me start the process of acting and submitting to auditions. My passion of making people happy and becoming a character that I can bring to life, has now become a career; I hope for the rest of my life.
What actor/actress are you influenced by?
Johnny Depp has influenced me to try every genre and many different characters. Not to be boxed into one role. He plays very complex characters and I love it! Angelina Jolie is also a favorite actress that has influenced me to become an action actress. Angelina is an award-winning actress that can do her own stunts and can conquer so many different types of roles because of her skill sets,
What’s been your favorite role to play?
My favorite role to play was ZOOEY in a upcoming movie called Judy Small. I would say drama/suspense is my favorite roles to play. The challenges emotionally and physically are where I want to pursue the most in my acting career.
Are there any acting projects in the works you can tell us about?
In Summer of 2019 a movie called “Judy Small” should be coming out. Its a fun movie about a couple seeks Judy Small, a marriage counselor, but the counselor is more than what meets the eye. I play “Zooey” the best friend of Louise (daughter of Susan who is Alicia Silverstone) This will be a super fun comedy for all to love. I had a great time on set and enjoyed learning from the director. By the way Alicia Silverstone and Rob Coddry are so down to earth- they made me feel so confident on set. They are funny and normal human beings. There were no ego’s on set!
I am super excited to be working with my stunt Team; Brazen Action Design on a few new projects and performing at events this year. I am in hopes that I can book a tv series or a movie. My agent and manager are always working hard to pitch me for new exciting projects.
What’s an average day like for you?
Get up early to stretch, breakfast, school, train for 3-4 hours, maybe an audition or 2 (hopefully a day, it has happened) , of course calls to my friends or hang out with them…..study, shower, tv & bed
What are your friends and parents thoughts on your career in acting?
My parents and family have been super supportive! They help me study my lines, get me to auditions and training after working a full day – My extended family are totally excited for me and are proud of me crushing my goals. It’s a family effort! My friends that are actors are very encouraging and supportive. Some friends that are not in the business can be a bit mean about it. Bullying definitely happens with being in this business. You have to turn that part off and keep moving forward. I am grateful to those who help and guide me to pursue my goals.
Overall, how has this whole acting experience been for you?
Acting has been more than I ever expected. Its been hard, its been satisfying. Acting is much harder than it seemed just watching television. There is so much more that goes into a movie and a TV than you think. Acting has allowed me to meet such amazing people and travel the country; that I would never have done in my lifetime.
Do you have any advice for anyone trying to make it as an actor?
Be determined and never give up! There can be 100 “no’s” before a “yes”. Study and practice your craft. Keep pushing yourself to learn new things. Being an actor/actress is hard work. You must study your lines, know the emotion that goes along with the scene. Sometimes re-doing the scenes literally 20 times until the Director says you can move one. Then doing the same scene again from different angels. Acting is a job, not playtime. There will be long days and times you want to “be a kid”, but you are being paid to do a job. The Director and Production Staff expect you to be a professional. Not getting lost in the “NO’s”, What I mean by that is: You can go on 100 auditions and never book a job. There are a gazillion reasons you didn’t get it. Too tall, too short, didn’t look like the mom or dad, hair color and so on. It does not mean that you are not a great actor. It means you did not fit the specs that the client wanted. You must stay positive and be you. Don’t try to become someone else because of pics you see in magazines or social media. Its ok to be you. The pressure is there to change everything about yourself.
Do you have any talents other than acting?
I am a second-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do thru ATA and a 1st Degree Black Belt in Extreme Martial Arts. I train with Brazen Action Design learning STUNTS, Fight Choreography and Wire Work. I like to Fly!!!!
What 5 words would you use to describe yourself?
LOYAL – PURPOSEFUL – FUNNY – STRONG -APPROACHABLE
Do you have any last things you want to tell your fans?
I truly appreciate your love, dedication and support on my journey of acting. The determination must come from you. You have to talk to your parents about your goals and dreams. You have to work hard, and push your self beyond you limits. Don’t let anyone ever discourage you, that cant set a goal and accomplishment.
Thanks for taking the time to do this interview!
Thank you so very much for this interview! I appreciate your time and interest!
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