Inspiration to pursue the performing life can come from many places. One can see an inspiring movie, watch a great stage performance, or be encouraged by friends. Local actress NaTeice Aisha was inspired to enter show business from On High. Read her fascinating story below…
Q – How did you get into acting?
A – It was almost 3 years ago, I laid down for a nap and when I woke up I had the clearest message from God/The Universe for me to start acting. I had never even been in a school play. I had gotten to a point in my life where I had no clue what I wanted to do with myself. I was jack of all trades master of none, nor was I passionate about any of them.
Q – You’ve got an exciting new SAG project you just got cast in. Tell me more!
A – Well, because of disclosure clauses I can’t speak much about the project. I will be Sag eligible starting production.
Q – What’s your favorite role you’ve done?
A – My favorite role…that’s a hard one…especially being as though I’m the most indecisive person walking the planet. I guess I’d say I’m still waiting on that role. A character that captures my heart. Then I can make it capture yours.
Q – Where do you study and hone your craft?
A – When I started off I found a reputable coach on Craig’s list. His name is Bob McAndrew; he’s located in Manhattan, NY. He’s worked with some of the greats, Christopher Walken, Tom Selleck, Sela Ward, Richard Dreyfus. Its a very close knit class like family.
Q – What stage shows have you done?
A – I’ve worked on several mainstream productions as background such as Amazing Spiderman 2, House of Cards, several different shows on Investigation Discovery, Concussion w/Will Smith which will be in theaters this fall and Creed w/ Michael Jackson and Sylvester Stallone in theaters November 25th. I’ve had several speaking roles in independent films.
Q – What actors inspire you?
A – A few actors that inspire me are Halle Berry, Tom Hanks, Cicely Tyson, my son says I’m a hater because I didn’t mention Taraji P. Henson. That’s not it at all. I love to watch Taraji but an actor who can keep a certain calm about them and still pull at your emotions is the best. Halle, Cicely, and Tom barely move on screen and are the best that have ever done it…just my opinion.
Q- What’s next?
A – I have some writing and directing in my plans. HOLLYWOOD BABY!
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