Drayton Chats With TMI About His Dream Acting Role, Acting Projects In The Works, & More!
Hey Drayton, so excited to be chatting with you! What would you say brought on your passion for acting at such a young age?
I saw celebrities that I watched on TV and heard of an opportunity to perform with them. I realized that I could be on TV with them and told my parents that I wanted to act.
You are best known for your role in Sacrificing the Queen & Fatal Attraction. What were these roles like for you?
Both roles were different. Fatal Attraction was a melancholy episode. Hey, I only had one good kidney! Sacrificing the Queen was fun. I learned to play chess, had a primary role and I didn’t die in the scene.
Did you learn anything from the other actors on these projects?
Absolutely. I always try to learn from the other actors. I was introduced to my agent from one of my co-leads on Fatal Attraction.
What is one movie that has greatly influenced your life?
Wow, that is a deep question. I would have to say that “TURBO” has had the most influence because of the storyline. You know, the main character is from a small area but has big dreams. He gets his shot at the big time circuit and takes it. That’s kinda how I see myself.
What has been your favorite acting role to date?
Actually, my favorite role has been a commercial that has not aired. I played a supporting role in a College Gameday Home Depot spot where I met and performed with the College Game Day crew. I love football, so this was like the best.
What would be your dream acting role?
Oh yeah. I would love, love to star in a Disney or Nickelodeon comedy show.
Do you have any projects in the works you can tell us about?
Right now, I am training and working on my craft. I spent time in LA during pilot season, you know right before things went dark with the virus. That gave me insights and opportunities that I cannot wait to get back to.
If you could have a gigantic billboard anywhere with anything on it — metaphorically speaking, getting a message out to millions or billions — what would it say and why? (If helpful, it can be someone else’s quote: Are there any quotes you think of often or live your life by?)
The billboard would be along a major highway in Southeast USA and say, “Wherever you are, don’t give up. When times get hard, push through it.” There may be a picture of my smiling face and my name on it. 🙂
What is an unusual habit or an absurd thing that you love?
Socks. LOL. My thing is wearing long, colorful socks, like tube socks. Sometimes, they do not match…at all.
What advice would you give to someone who wants to pursue a career in acting? What advice should they ignore?
I tell people who are interested in acting to get involved in acting classes. Train and learn the foundations of acting…then, train some more. When you think you are ready and the time is right, you will get an agent. They should avoid acting gigs that sound too good to be true. If you have to pay a lot of money, it’s probably a scam.
When you feel overwhelmed or unfocused, or have lost your focus temporarily, what do you do?
I bite my nails. I know this is a bad habit, and I am working on it. It kind of helps me chill.
What social media platform do you use most? Where can people find out what projects you have going on?
Instagram… I post pretty much everything on IG. My agent, manager and PR Talent Agent post quite a bit. Check me out on IG @draytontheactor , FB @ facebook.com/drayton.walker.16
Any last things you’d like to tell your supporters?
You guys are the best. Thanks for following and supporting me and all the actors. These are crazy times and actors vibe from your positive feedback. We could not do it without you. So continue to like and comment when you see our stuff out there. Stay safe and we will be back to filming in no time.