Photographer Credit: Thayne Jongewaard Photography
Hey Adele! So excited to be chatting with you!! What has been the greatest moment of 2020 for you?
I got into SAG! During the craziest year I think most of us have seen, the last thing I expected was to get into the Screen Actors Guild.
How do you want your art to be remembered?
Relatable, inspiring, down to earth, real. I want people to remember my work and feel like they weren’t looking at something unattainable.
How have you felt most appreciated as a creative and artist?
My friends, followers, and fans that comment on my posts or the work I’ve done. When I came out as Helena in My Chemical Romance’s short film ‘A Summoning…’, I got so much love from the MCR Fandom I didn’t expect. Seeing the YouTube comments that I made them cry or feel something so nostalgic, and they liked my recreation of her was so uplifting to me. I love people, and seeing that my work makes them inspired or feel something is the most appreciation I could ask for.
Who have been the strongest allies in your career?
My family! They have never doubted my success or belittled my dreams. They didn’t have all the money in the world, but they had all the emotional support anyone could ask for. I am so fortunate to come from a household that believed I could grow up to be anything I wanted to be, without any judgments or pressure to do something else.
What would you say brought on your passion for acting?
I was a classical ballet dancer first. But I felt like ballet was limiting my ability to express the emotions inside of me. I had been through a lot in my past and didn’t feel like I fit into the stereotypical ballet world. When I was cast in my first short film and finally got to put that pent up artistic energy somewhere, I felt at home.
What do you see as the most important part of your journey?
Loving other people. How can I use my career and successes to love on other people? That’s really what life is all about.
Please tell us about your latest project!
‘The Penitent Thief’ came out December 22 for online streaming; I was cast as the not so nice queen Herodias alongside Kevin Sorbo, who played my husband, Herod. The film is based on the two thieves that died alongside Jesus. Queen Herodias was actually a huge reason King Herod did a lot of terrible things in the Bible. I tend to get cast as the villain. Lol. Actually my next project, I am again the bad guy. I got to work with some amazing people, Denzel Whitaker and Jovan Adepo, to name a couple, but that’s all I can say for now. Can’t wait until I can share more!
What was it like acting alongside Kevin Sorbo and James Russo?
At first a little intimidating; they were both so professional and passionate, but in between takes, Kevin was super nice and a gentleman and James would just talk to me like anyone else. He got me laughing on set a lot. They were both just so great.
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