June 15, 2024

Hey Faith, so excited to be chatting with you! What would you say brought on your passion for acting?

Hello! Thank you for allowing me to discuss my love for acting! My passion for acting started when a talent agency called me out of the blue in 2016. That phone call is where it all began and I never turned back!

You are best known for your role in Spider-Man : Homecoming,. What was that role like for you? 

“Spiderman: Homecoming” felt like I was dreaming! This was my very first film and set experience. Everyone was so professional and kind. I got to work up close with Mr. Michael Keaton who played the villain, Vulture, in the film. Our wardrobe consisted of coats and boots in 90° Atlanta, Georgia weather because the film takes place in the cooler months. In between takes we were given towels to wipe off the sweat!! It was an experience I will never forget! 

Did you learn anything from the other actors on set?

The actor I learned from was Mr. Michael Keaton. I watched how focused he was in between takes. We did the same scene about 20 times and his face was stone cold the entire time! Again, he is the villain in the film and observing his acting skill of never breaking character in the scene is something I’ll always carry with me!

What is one movie that has greatly influenced your life?

The Rocky series has greatly influenced my life. My family and I grew up watching the first 5 films and to this day they never get old; so inspiring and motivational! Rocky IV is my favorite! 

What has been your favorite acting role to date?

My favorite acting role to date is from my upcoming horror film,” Death Ranch”. I play Angela Cobbs, the sister of two brothers. I get to run around, capture bad guys, and much more! The film is currently in post-production with a projected 2021 release.

What would be your dream acting role?

My dream acting role is not a specific role but I would love to be cast as a series regular in a TV show. This is definitely a big dream of mine in my career!

Do you have any projects in the works you can tell us about?

Yes, I do have a project that is in the works. I am writing, directing, and producing my own web series entitled, “The Crazy Musician”. I am currently filming right now! I have never been so excited about a project! 

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?)

My gigantic billboard would say, ” Love Respect, and Be Kind to one another.” I would choose these words because without these character traits, nothing else matters!

What is an unusual habit or an absurd thing that you love?

My unusual, absurd habit is scribbling on the sidewalk with sidewalk chalk. It’s so strange and I’m a bit embarrased to admit this LOL!!

What advice would you give to someone who wants to pursue a career in acting? What advice should they ignore?

For those pursuing an acting career, I say act because of your deep love and passion for this beautiful art. Don’t let the love of money and fame motivate you. This will only lead to disappointment and eventually you just may give up, sadly. 

**The advice that they should ignore is “You’re going to be famous one day!”. Let the word “famous” role off your back! Remember, one should not become an actor for this reason; your love for this art will keep you going through the ups and downs of acting. Fame comes and goes! One should be perfectly fine never becoming rich and famous.

When you feel overwhelmed or unfocused, or have lost your focus temporarily, what do you do? 

When I feel overwhelmed, unfocused, or lose my focus temporarily, working out gets me back on track! My workouts are tough and the burning that I feel throughout reminds me to keep pushing and working hard to be the best actress I can possibly be. That may sound strange but it works for me!

What social media platform do you use most?

My social media platforms are Facebook(Faith Monique), Instagram(@therealfaithmonique) and YouTube(Faith Monique). I use Facebook the most but my web series, advertisements, and commercials for the series will air on all 3 platforms. 

Where can people find out what projects you have going on?

People can find out what projects I have going on by visiting my IMDB page under Faith Monique. I currently have 4 projects in post-production! 

Any last things you’d like to tell your supporters?

Sure, I would love to first of all thank my supporters! You all mean the world to me! For those of you who have dreams in your heart, do everything you can possibly do to make them come true and NEVER EVER GIVE UP! Yes, we’ve all heard these same words hundreds of times but these words are priceless. We must NEVER QUIT!! Blessings to you all! 

Thanks for taking the time to answer these questions!

Thank you so much for interviewing me! How fun!!