All Actors and Actresses start their roads with a dream. A dream to live life to the fullest; a dream to live life through the love of being a creative spirit; a dream to be on the big screen. This week has been a dream come true for Actress, Erika Kennedy.
A 6-year-old girl gazes at the television set; picturing herself on the screen delivering emotions & dialogue to perfection. That little girl is now a grown woman, delivering emotions & dialogue on the big screen. That woman is Erika Kennedy. The dream has been transformed to life. Acting on stage has been a part of Erika’s life since she was a teen. She has been perfecting her craft for her entire life and it is now time to reap the benefits. An actor/actress is always learning; always striving to be better. Kennedy is now learning that anything worth having is worth working hard for, and she has had her share of ups n downs in the entertainment industry. The world will get to see a work in progress; a shining; rising star. The Erika Kennedy Project is under way. Fasten your seat belts; it’s going to be a bumpy ride.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 was the backdrop to the world premiere of Creative Genius Films and Erika Kennedy’s double feature debut (No Time For Love and Annulment). Peter Thomas’ (RHOA), Bar One Tapas Lounge was the spot for the premiere party where the cast hosted a meet & greet to introduce themselves to fans. Thomas came out to personally congratulate lead actress, Erika Kennedy on her work and continued success. It was a great night and prepared us for the follow-up: the screening of the double feature on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at The Landmark Theater in Midtown.
***What emotions were you feeling last night during your Big Screen Debut?***
“I was eager to get the reaction from the crowd and excited for everyone to see what I had accomplished. I felt really good about my performances in both movies and wanted that confirmation from the crowd.”
***How was it working with the Director/Cast?***
“It was great! Me and Sayyed Shabazz (my co-star in Annulment) are both Alabama State Univ Alumni and have been friends since 2008, I was actually at his premiere when I was introduced to the production team. It really feels like a family, everyone working on each other’s projects and all…”
***What did you learn about your talent during filming?***
“I learned that feeling the moment is most important when filming a scene. There were so many scenes in ‘No Time for Love’ when I was actually feeling those exact emotions… Yearning to kiss my co-star or being irritated that it took me forever to get to set because I got turned around. I was able to channel all of my emotions in order to get the best takes.”
***Your acting range is awesome, how do you channel the characters that you play?***
“I channel the moment, what that character feels and why. Along with that, there have been so many random nights when I have pretended to be a secret spy just going from one room to the next wanting to go undetected, LOL! My imagination is crazy… I really just put myself in that moment.”
***Did you have a favorite? Annulment or No Time For Love? Why?***
“My favorite was ‘No Time for Love’, I had never played the soft romantic side and it was fun to be light and girly on screen.”
***What advice would you give to aspiring actors/actresses?***
“Do it because you love it. I act simply because I love movies so much. There are levels to this and every project makes you so much better. If you do it because you love it the success will come and if it doesn’t you didn’t lose anything because you loved every moment of it.”
Erika Kennedy with Peter Thomas (Owner, Bar One Atl)
***What is the Erika Kennedy Project?***
“It’s my road to stardom. I act, produce, write and cast for independent projects. I got the idea from this movie project I saw once called ‘The Green Light Project’, it produced this horror movie called, ‘Feast’. I loved the movie and the process it took. They took independent script written by an unknown and took it step by step to the finish line. The Erika Kennedy Project is my step by step process to the Oscars.?”
***What projects are you currently working on?***
“Currently I am wearing my producer hat as producer of a web-series based here in Atlanta called ‘LuxeLife Atlanta’. It’s a scripted series about Professional men living luxe and loving women of their same caliber. I’m very proud of this project especially when I see the beautiful multicultural cast that headline the show.”
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