PHOTOGRAPHY TED SUN
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Photography Joschko Hammermann
Letter From The Editor
Cover Story MAX EHRICH
BELLO It Girl | SARAH JEFFERY
Music | Madame X + Summer Mix Tape
Spotlight | JAGMAC
Interview | Charles Lott Jr.
Model Of The Month | GIL SOARES
Destination | Palm Springs
Deco | Mid Century Dream
Maison Privée Editor's Picks
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Letter from the Editor
Seasons are a constant reminder of change. And because we
know what season is coming next, we have that sense of
certitude and security in this cycle of life. These past few days
have been a difficult reminder of the illusion we cling to. The past
two strong earthquakes here in California have made us a little
nervous. Are we prepared? The answer is often a very shy yes.
We kind of prepare for the inevitable in life hoping it will not
happen. Some people are trying to "live" in a blissful denial. But is
it healthy for our soul? Most likely not.
While I was fearing a third and more powerful earthquake, I also
learned of the passing of 20 year old actor Cameron Boyce. It
shook me way more than the strongest earthquake ever could. I
had the pleasure of collaborating with this charismatic young man
when we launched TILTED magazine. I thought he was so perfect
for the concept I had in mind. Mark Twain said that “a man who
lives fully is prepared to die at any times” and Cameron sure was
the definition of that quote. He lived his life like a universe in
expansion; that is the only way I could describe the energy I felt in
his presence. You could feel it even if you just spent a couple of
hours with him. So I asked myself, “does that force die when we
die?” It seems unlikely that this energy we are expressing here is
just a burst of nothing to nothing. But rather, our impact remains
even after we are gone.
One thing we are all facing in this life are obstacles. So, while it
feels and seems easier at times to complain, to find excuses, to
blame others, and even hurt others with our actions and
decisions: by doing so, we are actually suffocating ourselves and
our energy. We feel anxious because we still believe we have
the ability to control the world around us. That third shake I was
dreading did not come but surely shifted (or realigned) something
in me. I realized you can affect someone’s life with just a meeting
and without even being aware of it. Only our ego likes to keep
records of things (good or bad) so we need to let that go in order
to live the life we are supposed to. That chance may not come
around so easily again so why jeopardize something greater than
“ourselves" for short term illusions? That is the reminder (along
with stocking up on non perishable food and water) this summer
has brought me so far.
With all my love.
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Summer 2019 is the Summer of Max Ehrich.
He’s dominating summer airwaves
with his roles in two new hits. He stars as
Tate Watkins in a new Netflix film called
Walk. Ride. Rode. about real-life barrel
racing star Amberly Snyder who continued
to press on after becoming paralyzed;
in addition to Walk. Ride. Rodeo.,
Ehrich stars in a new Lifetime series titled
The two very contrasting projects allowed
Ehrich to flex his breadth as both
a comedic and dramatic actor. “I think
they’re just completely different genres,
so just the respect you want to pay to
the person or the event that the story is
based on definitely had a huge impact on
how I play the character.”
Since Walk. Ride. Rodeo was based on
a true story, Ehrich’s preparation for the
role differed a bit from fictional roles projects.
“I did a lot of research beforehand;
I wanted to be as informed as possible
as to the actual story. Even though my
character is fictional, I wanted to know
everything I know about the real life Amberly
so I could go into there having full
knowledge of the project I was entering
Despite the two projects contrasting
heavily, Ehrich still achieved something
he does with every character he plays:
learning about himself through his characters.
“For each character, I always bring
part of myself to relate to the characters
and so I can do it in the most truthful and
authentic way. I’d say characters also inform
me about aspects about myself that
I hadn’t necessarily seen on my own. It’s
a two way street.”
Though acting is one way for Ehrich to
interact with his inner self, music has
served as another important outlet for the
star. Ehrich has a deep passion for music,
something that is evident with his song in
Walk. Ride. Rodeo., which he wrote with
Amberly Snyder. “For many years I’ve
been playing characters in different projects,
and music is a way to express myself
without playing a role. It feels like I’m
taking off the mask and sharing my life
experience, my heart, so it’s a pretty vulnerable
experience. Been writing songs
for years and stuff, but it’s been this passion
I kept to myself. After the song were
placed in the film, I felt inspired to share
more after seeing the reaction that I was
affecting people. When you affect people
on a personal and emotional level, it inspires
you to continue.”
Just as Ehrich shines through on the
screen, his musical talent is evident as
well. He has an impressive musical vocabulary
that influences his music, including
the Beatles, 90s grunge, Daniel
Caesar, and John Mayer. “I really grew
up on John Mayer, who is a huge influence
for me. My music taste has allowed
myself to dive deep, especially as a guy in
society, we’re told to put on a tough face
and just move on. John Mayer was an
inspiration moving on because he’s really
vulnerable. He’s a huge inspiration.”
Ehrich’s respect for vulnerability and introspection
not only comes from his interest
in holistic healing, yoga, and meditation.
“I’m a big fitness guy as well. I
love going to the beach, I love anything
that’s nature oriented. I’m into holistic
herbs and healing. I’m always fascinated
by different ways we can heal our bodies
through natural ways, that’s really intriguing
These interests and practices influence
Ehrich’s worldview, as he advocates for
appreciating the present. When asked
what he would advise his younger self to
do, he responded, “To not take myself so
seriously. I think that we’re in a culture
where we’re really defined by the things
that we do and our time here is a bit limited,
so I think it’s okay to enjoy the process.
It's okay to strive for a bit more but
I think It’s important to enjoy what is.”
As he continues to enjoy his current successful
summer, Ehrich does have plans
to continue to grow as an artist and share
his passions with the world. “I just want
to continue to dive into projects, like acting
roles that challenge me and continue
to bring me out of my comfort zone, I feel
like that’s the only way we can grow. I
want to put out my music and have an
impact on society in a positive way and a
way that get people thinking and feeling
Be sure to catch Ehrich in Walk. Ride.
Rodeo. on Netflix, American Princess on
Lifetime in addition to listening to his latest
musical releases “Ride” and “Somebody
Else,” available on all music streaming
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Jacket: I AM GIA
Earrings: IRIS TRENDS
The charming and talented actress Sarah Jeffery has been making
moves recently with her role on the drama series CHARMED
and her role on DESCENDANTS 3, coming out August 2nd.
Having also starred on three seasons as Jennifer Lopez's daughter
on the drama series SHADES OF BLUE among other projects,
Jeffery has been making moves in the industry.
Beautiful and talented, Sarah Jeffery is on the rise and continues to
do so as she balances her two worlds.
Photographer: ARIA EMORY @ariaemoryphotography
Styling: LO VONRUMPF @stylelvr
Creative Direction: ALEKSANDAR TOMOVIC @lakeandsteph
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Tell me more about your experience being one of the lead
roles on the drama series CHARMED.
I feel very grateful and lucky to have stepped into the role of
Maggie on Charmed. The show itself has such a strong message,
it’s very in line with my political views and is all for women
supporting women, which I think we could definitely use
right now. Additionally, Charmed is such an iconic show and
was so ahead of it’s time, I was so excited to be a part of a
new iteration of it. Maggie is also just such a fun character to
play, very multifaceted. She’s smart, caring, and empathetic,
but she's also a girly girl who's into fashion and I think its important
to remind young women that they can be both these
things and they don't have to fall into one category.
How does it feel knowing that the second season of
CHARMED has already been renewed?
It feels great. We worked really hard on the first season,
long hours, intense fight scenes, lots of magical elements of
course… I’m stoked to get to do it all again.
What do you look forward to the most in the second season?
I look forward to developing the magical side of things. Potential
new powers, more fighting and combat… I honestly have
no idea what they're cooking up in that writers room but I can
only hope it includes some of that!
The Disney Channel Original Film DESCENDANTS 3 is set
to come out in August. Which role do you play in it?
I play Audrey, Sleeping Beauty’s daughter. She was raised as
a princess and has an attitude to match. You get to see a new
side of her in Descendants 3, and I'm so stoked for people to
see what we created for this third film in the franchise.
What are some key differences you have had to adapt to
between filming a TV series and filming a movie?
9 pages a day. There are definitely pros and cons to both.
If you could have any powers, what would they be?
I would love to be able to teleport, I have such a busy schedule
and not a lot of down time, so if I could teleport I’d save a
lot of time on travel and actually be able to take vacations on
How would you describe your fashion style?
Honestly, it varies so much depending on my mood. Some
days I'm a lot sportier, some days I'm girly and preppy, and
other days I’m in chill street style clothes. Fashion is a big part
of self expression to me so I’m always exploring new looks.
What would you say is your biggest goal in life?
I guess I would say to continue working on great projects, and
sign on to projects that I am excited about and can really get
behind. That and just to be happy and healthy.
Could you share with me a favorite memory on set (any
One of my favorite on set memories was shooting the finale
song/dance on Descendants 3. It’s allegedly the last film in the
franchise (who ever really knows) and I’ve known these people
for over 5 years now, and getting to perform with that family
and celebrate what we've created over the past half a decade
was really special.
Picture yourself 10 years from now: what do you see?
I see someone who has crossed off a lot of her goals but is
still working very hard to cross off more. I definitely am a hard
worker and will continue to be, and I hope that 10 years from
now I am happy with not only my professional life but my personal
life as well.
I guess the main difference would be pace. With feature films
you really get to take your time and specifically with Descendants,
we had a lot of rehearsal time to nail our big song and
dance numbers. You shoot a LOT less pages in a day with
films. With TV the pace is insanely quick, sometimes you don't
get as much time as you want, and sometimes we shoot up to
Top: ELENA MAKRI
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Belt: CHARLES AND RON
Heels: VINCE CAMUTOV
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Heels: STUART WEITZMAN
Top: I AM GIA
Jacket: MOLLY BRACKEN
Shoes: BADGLEY MISCHKA
Jewerly: IRIS TRENDS
Shoes: BADGLEY MISCHKA
Jewerly: IRIS TRENDS
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by Sam Spotswood
One of the biggest influences in pop music history has released
her 14th studio album, Madame X. This album, perhaps Madonna’s
best work, reflects her artistic expertise while also including
brand new influences based on her experience living in Portugal
that will satisfy fans old and new alike. Because the album
showcases Madonna’s mysterious, cosmopolitan alter ego, the
namesake of the album, the work as a whole experiments with
new sounds and provocative topics, continuing Madonna’s legacy
of pushing the envelope through her music.
The opening track “Medellin” featuring Maluma sets the precedent
for the album, establishing steamy lyrics alongside worldly
themes and sonic patterns, reflecting the experimental nature
of the album. Even so, this song eases the audience into the
mold breaking to come. While the next track, “Dark Ballet” at
first doesn't seem like a natural progression from “Medellin,” its
attempt to break traditional song structures makes it the perfect
fit. The mechanized sounding
waltz that sits in the center of
the song is reminiscent of similar
innovative efforts by Queen
with classic songs like “Millionaire
Waltz” from 1976’s A Day
at the Races.
The third track, “God Control,”
follows a similar trajectory as
“Dark Ballet” with its rejection
of typical song structures. The
harmonizing chorus at minute
one especially stands out, contrasting
with the more rap-like
introduction to the song; the
chorus leads into an electronic
glam-pop sequence seemingly
inspired by the instrumentation
and electronic beats of
RuPaul’s “Supermodel (You
Better Work)” before returning
to the harmonizing chorus
to close out the song. The influences
heard in this track do
not translate or flow to the next
track, “Future” featuring Quavo,
but instead continues the
theme of diverse musical patterns. “Future” implements beachy
reggae technical elements, including trumpets, steel drums, and
reggae-inspired guitar chords. Quavo’s feature initially may seem
like an attempt to reach “kids these days,” but proves otherwise,
as his verse seamlessly fits into Madonna’s creation.
After “Future,” Madame X reaches a turning point, signalling
the shift to radical political commentary the rest of the album
adopts. The next track continues to break the cohesiveness
of the album, drawing upon more house, EDM, and (surprisingly
enough) folk music in “Batuka” (of Orquesta Batukadeiras of
Lisbon, Portugal). Madonna’s synthesized vocals on this track
sonically contrast with the voices of the Orquesta Batukadeiras
singing in Portuguese, producing an intentional dichotomy used
to demonstrate the adversity felt by women around the world,
including the women in the Orquesta.
International influences and political commentary continue with
“Killers Who Are Partying,” as demonstrated with the sultry Spanish
guitar and the chorus is sung in Portuguese. This song is the
most poignant one on the album, speaking to various political
and human rights concerns present in the world today, including
the oppression of members of the LGBTQ community, women,
exploited children, Muslims, and more. Her radical statement
of allyship are syntactically simplistic, yet tackle complex issues
through a complex musical production. This interplay most firmly
establishes the mission of the album.
“Killers Who Are Partying,” while the most outwardly radical on
the album, is the most characteristic song of the album--the
strong guitar on the track bleeds into “Crave” featuring Swae
Lee; the Portuguese chorus translates to the more traditionally
Madonna-esque track “Crazy” and the fully Portuguese song
“Faz Gostoso” featuring Brazilian artist Anitta; and the Latin influences
are heard in her second
song featuring Maluma,
“Bitch I’m Loca” (which also
seems to implement Bollywood
influences). The worldliness of
the musical composition, while
making the album sound interesting,
takes a back seat in “Killers
Who Are Partying,” as well
as the final song of the album “I
Rise,” which features snippets
from activist Emma Gonzalaz’s
2018 “We Call BS” speech. Incorporating
words of a politically active
youth captures the essence of
Madame X’s lyrical composition;
Madonna’s advocacy for
social change in tandem with
her worldly instrumentation and
production firmly establishes
Madonna’s call for a collective
movement towards progressivism
and equality for the global
Overall, Madame X is an experience--one
that takes the listener
for a ride through a dark world in dire need of change with
Madonna as our guide. Madonna’s reputation as a trendsetter
and mold breaker continues with this album, possibly even more
so than her other works. While verses seem to include the popular
meters dominating the radio airwaves at the moment, the
timbral effects produced by the rich instrumentation influenced
by a variety of international genres, computer-manipulated vocals,
and radical lyricism reinvigorates the current dry spell pop
music is experiencing. Furthermore, the sonic experimentation
awakens the listener, allowing Madonna to spread her political
activism in the most effective manner possible. With Madame
X, Madonna brings her artistry to a younger audience (as well as
her older fans) in a way that is receptive to their inclusive postmodern
sensibilities, demonstrating yet again to the world that
she is the Queen of Pop.
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Dance Mix Tape
Some oldies, some goodies, but certainly all classic dance
songs that you will want to play on repeat for the summer.
Happy Hour Beach sunset Friendly!
SORRY | Joel Corry
REAL LIFE | Duke Dumont X Gordon City
STAY | David Guetta feat. Raye
ENERGIA | Sofi Tukker & Pabllo Vittar
PHYSICAL ATTRACTION | feat. Ashley Mazanec
ONE THING | Me & My Toothbrush
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All In the Family:
JAGMAC's Pop Power
by Sam Spotswood
Following in the footsteps of sibling groups like the Jackson 5 and the Jonas Brothers,
Baltimore natives Jared, Alyssa, Gabriel, Manjo, Angelique, and CJ Patalinghug
(collectively known as JAGMAC)
have made an impressive mark on the pop world.
From their first single in 2015 to their UK tour with Little Mix to their recent acquisition
of the title of Radio Disney’s “Next Big Thing,”
Jagmac’s wholesome, dance worthy pop discography has earned them recognition
from elite members of the music industry. The group continues to progress
and gain more success, as seen with their latest hit “Like a Band.” BELLOmag got to talk to JAGMAC and ask
them about their relationship as siblings, their musical influences, songwriting process, and more!
As a group of siblings, how do you think being in a band together
has changed your relationship?
Our relationship has changed in the best way possible! We have
become closer as siblings and as band members. We’re not
perfect, and we do have our moments, but we somehow make it
How do you think being siblings influences your creative
process and your group collaboration? Who would you say
contributes the most/who is the laziest (lol)?
Well, we all grew up listening to the same type of music early on,
so we all have a similar taste in music. Also, being siblings helps
because we know each other’s strengths and weaknesses.
Jared: What’s it like being the youngest? Does the order
from oldest to youngest impact how the band works?
Being the youngest has its perks and downfalls for sure, but I
love being the youngest because I get all the attention! LOL.
Each family dynamic is different, but we make sure to respect
each other as siblings and artists, no matter the age.
What is your songwriting process like?
Our songwriting process varies depending on which producer
we’re working with, but it usually consists of us sitting around
the piano, coming up with different melodies. Then from there,
different words will flow and then a concept will eventually develop.
What is your favorite JAGMAC song and why?
CJ - “No Plans” is my favorite song because it’s the most fun to
Alyssa - “Like Me” would be my favorite because the lyrics are
so relatable and it’s also a very fun song to perform.
Manjo - “No Plans” is my favorite because there’s a lot of
B-More club influence in the production.
Gabriel - “Right Back With You” is my favorite song because it’s
one that will never get too old to perform!
Angelique - “Be Honest” would have to be my favorite because
the lyrics are everything that we stand for and it’s like our anthem
Jared - “Like Ooh” is my favorite because it’s super fun song to
How do each of you add your individuality to each song/performance?
We all add our individuality just by being ourselves when we
perform! It’s so important to have our moment to express ourselves
creatively so that the audience can see the flavor that
each member has!
What was it like touring with Little Mix?
Touring with Little Mix was a dream come true! They’re such
sweet girls and we had such a blast being on tour with them!
Playing in different cities every night with thousands of people
was an experience we’ll never forget!
What is your favorite part of tour?
Favorite part of tour would be hearing the fans sing our songs
back to us!
You’re from Baltimore. What was it like getting to perform in
Our first headlining show in Baltimore was totally epic! So many
people came out, not only our friends/family, but other people
we had never seen before!
As Filipino artists, what do you think about the importance
of Asian-American representation in Hollywood and the music
It’s so important because everyone should be proud of where
they come from! To be able to connect with your roots is such
an amazing thing that shouldn’t ever be hidden or ashamed of.
We also look up to some Filipino artists like Bruno Mars, the
Black Eyed Peas and even artists like Prince and H.E.R. who are
also half Filipino like us!
What are some of your hobbies outside of music?
Aside from music, we like sports, teaching Martial Arts and
hanging out with friends and family.
Manjo, I heard you’re the cook in the group. What are some
of your favorite things to cook?
“My favorite thing to cook at the moment is Butter Chicken.”
Who is one artist each of you would like to collaborate with?
Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, Bruno Mars, Thomas
Rhett, Beyonce, and Shawn Mendes.
Who are some of your musical influences?
The Jackson 5, Black Eyed Peas, Backstreet Boys, NSYNC,
“I love to watch car videos.”
Favorite car: NISSAN GTR
“My first kiss was at sunrise on a beach in Miami. It was a great
experience. However, when we went to the water the girl I was with left
her phone and got it stolen...”
“do you believe in love at first sight or should I walk by again ?”
“If I could be any character I would be Larry the lobster fromSpongeBob”
If you could live in any era: “Definitely Samurai time”
“I have a turtle named Kanye”
“I can do backflips”
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”I hate being cold.
It’s so hard for me to stay warm!”
If you could live in any era:
“The Victorian time”
”I am a terrible cook but I do appreciate good food”
”I am constantly creating, writing and singing”
“Are you french? Because Eiffel for you”
”I would want to be Angelina Jolie in one
of her badass roles. She’s a superhero in
herself but doesn’t need that superhero title”
”I love to dance and I
choreograph some of
Loves to dance Hip-hop
“I am a neat freak”
”I would definitely be
Robin from Teen Titans”
If you could live in any era:
“The 40’s because I love
big band music.”
”I can fit luggage in any space”
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“My nickname is “Gami” (Gabriel Michael) because
Phillipinos make nicknames. It means small ...
I was very small as a kid.”
If you could live in any era:
“The 40s, the music just seemed happy”
“I can burp the ABC”
“you have Instagram?”
”I can tell where people are from
based on their shoes”
”I went to culinary school. Love to cook.”
”My favorite food to cook is Asian food. After all,
we are Polipino (polish/filipino).”
”If I could be any character, I would be Danatello
from the old ninja turtles cartoon (the purple one).”
If you could live in any era: “Jesus times”
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”I love my switch, I love cooking, playing video
games, humanitarian work,
making other people happy”
”I used to have an obsession with
buffalo sauce. I would carry it in
my bag and once it exploded
and I still ate it”
If you could live in any era:
“I would live in the 60s”
“Are you a baker?
Because you’re baking me crazy”
”I want an alarm clock that is bacon style”
”I would love to become
a professional surfer”
they are all black belts in Taekwondo + Eskrima and their father owns a martial arts
school in Maryland called Kick Connection. They are also world champions.
JAGMAC loves to pretend they are power rangers given that they are black belts and all.
Power Rangers were a huge inspiration to them. They all have their assigned “power ranger color.”
The inner ears of their earpieces are the colors of the power rangers and
they each want a motorcycle with power ranger colors.
Music that inspired them: Jackson five, Black Eyed Peas, Bruno Mars
They toured with little mix, performing at O2 arena
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Craziest fan moment
In the Philippines they were performing at a benefit concert for the town their grandparents
live in and there was no security (their aunt played auntie and cop).
As they said, “She’s tiny but fierce.”
Three thousand people in outdoor auditorium and at the end they got mobbed on stage
(asking for autographs and pictures etc, TOTAL CHAOS).
Had to hold on to each other to get out of there!
Photographer: ARIA EMORY @ariaemoryphotography
Styling: TANYA NAZARIAN
Hair: DONETT DEE EIWASIAN @beautybydee
Makeup: MEG MEGERDICHIAN @beautydefiner
Production: @BELLOmediaGroup x @MaisonPriveePR_LA
CHARLES LOTT JR.
Charles Lott Jr. had not made any specific plans for his future but it seems
that the universe already had. After only a couple of auditions,
Charles landed his comic relief role as Ron "Chubbs" Hendricks in an
upcoming film featuring Ben Affleck. Ironically, the film is about basketball and
Charles had never been a good ball player.
That did not stop him and his will and determination to do right by the movie is
strongly felt. Charles Lott is just beginning his career in the film industry
and his strong and beautiful spirit is bound to continue bringing him to higher
places and fast. Keep a look out!
Photography TOMMY FLANAGAN @tommy_flanagan
Photo by Jakob Owens
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We know you are performing in an upcoming film with an
interesting cast: tell me more about your role in it and what
the film is about.
My character name is Ron “Chubbs” Hendricks! I am the Comic
Relief in such a Heartsore film. It’s about a comeback story,
a man who was a promising basketball star who had a Transient
career due to alcoholism; he loses so much and ends up
regrouping and gaining it back through the youth of a basketball
team. He ends up growing to love them after an Augean
The story line revolves around basketball. Was that a sport
you used to play ? If not, what are some obstacles you encountered
in preparing for the film?
I did not play basketball growing
up. I sucked. You’d think that I
would’ve gotten better after months
of hard vigorous training! It’s honestly
sad when I had to workout
in front of the athletic coordinator
for the movie I went to the 99
cent store and bought an ugly cast
and taped it around my hand so if
I sucked (which I did) I would have
an excuse and it worked!! It was
just hard going to practice seeing
everyone better than me but I
worked hard in trying to look like I
knew what I was doing
I heard you met with some great
cast members. As you are at the
start of your career, how was it
playing in a film alongside Ben
He is the most amazing, nicest,
most genuine person I have ever
met, and I’m not just saying that I
actually mean it I love that man to
death. He “adopted” me. I’m his
son now: ask him he’ll tell you he
has given me so much game to this
business and I feel so special to
even be in his inner circle and hang
out with him, we’re really close. I
was talking to him yesterday and
I’m still in ahhhh. I hope to work
with him again he’s really like a father figure.
Was there a specific person or event that inspired you to
become an actor?
Growing up I loved Will smith and Leonardo DiCaprio--I idolized
them. I watched them religiously as they were my favorite
actors. I loved Denzel as well; those men have such have such
a command onscreen that forces you to keep your eyes on
them. Obviously, there are tons of people I can name but those
are my favorites growing up!
Tell me more about yourself. What are some of your favorite
Man I am a simple guy I love to listen to music, I loveeeeee
watching movies and reading screenplays!! hang out with
friends, workout, I am a video game addict and love to party! I
just can’t be bored!!!!
What are some key lessons you have learned over the last
I use to hear that “patience is a virtue” and it sound like this
stupid cliche saying that keeps people’s hopes alive but it’s
actually true especially with the cinema industry. It’s hard to
become a movie star but if you have a dream and really believe
in it and have patience it will come: every no is one step closer
to a yes! Even I used to get down after I didn’t book roles that I
really wanted but now I just brush it off and move on. Some of
the roles I auditioned for wasn’t even close as big as the movie
I did now, I did a few tv show auditions and I thought that it was
the end of the world and BOOM a movie came up. Another thing
I learned is always stay prepared and don’t be afraid to take
risks it’s always better to be prepared and not have the opportunity
then to have the opportunity
and not be prepared I always have
the five P’s proper preparation prevents
poor performance. Never
be afraid to take risks!! If you take
them and it doesn’t work out so
be it! You only miss the shots you
don’t take you never know what
might happen ALWAYS TAKE THE
RISK!! Especially if it’s something
you believe in.
If you could pick any role to play
in the future, what would it be?
What kind of movie would you
like to be in?
I just want to show my versatility
in roles and wanting to show how
ambidextrous I am. I feel confident
enough that I can play multiple
genres and characters! But if I
had to narrow it down, at the moment
I want to do something like
Kingsman Secret Service it seems
like something cool to show and
it looked a lot of fun to be a secret
agent would also wolf of Wall
Street, 21 jump street, that Godzilla
movie that came out, comedies,
but I also loved the role in I am legend
I can go on good fellas, Phillip
Seymour Hoffman in the master,
raging bull, Lawrence of Arabia,
rain man, there will be blood,Django
Moonlight, When they See us, the list can go on!!
Growing up, had you ever imagined you would become an
actor? If not, what did you dream of becoming?
It sucks to say I didn’t, I played football I always wanted to be
a professional athlete if that didn’t work I was going to become
a business owner. I wanted to own my own nightclub like my
father did. I was so close, we found the building, had the start
up money and everything but I booked the movie!! but growing
up people always told me I should become an actor. I’ve always
had comparisons throughout my career that I will be the
next will smith from casting directors and other people I mean
who wouldn’t have want have a career like his, his career is a
template for a lot of people. so it was definitely something I
had in the back of my mind and I always loved movies and cinematography
it would’ve happened regardless this was meant
to happen I feel. would go to the church choir while they were
singing and conduct at 2 years old my mom still has the video
ahaha!! I’ve always been a character.
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