So I finally have an update on the movie “Fighting” starring Terrence Howard and Channing Tatum just to name a few… oh yea and ME!!!
We filmed the movie about a year ago and I was cast with a principal role playing Shevonne Dubai, I call her the Blonde Hair, Blue Eyed Vixen.. and the character is exactly that.
I got called to the audition on a whim. They told my management at the time that they needed a Sexy African American actress who can act and my manager called me. I went in to the audition semi prepared. I had received the script, the lines I would have to say in the audition the night before and was trying to practice my approach to the character.
I was taught in college that no matter how big or small a role is you must create a character for it and stick to how you feel that character would portray that sense. I saw Shevonne Dubai as a sexy, attractive gold digger who loves flashy, hot and new things and that included Men!!
So even though she only had about three to four lines, Shevonne would be seen throughout the scene.. meaning Camera time.. eeoowwww and that’s all I could ask for from my first film.. So I went in and auditioned.. I was feeling pretty good about it and just decided not to dwell on it at all. Then a few months later I received a call telling me that I had booked the film… Mann Can I tell you how excited I was. Especially when they said that my scene had Channing Tatum, Terrence Howard, Brian White and Louis Guzman… Man I almost fell off the bed I was jumping on…
It may be hard to imagine but I definitely wore a Platinum Blonde wig and Bright Blue contacts for the role. It was the hardest thing to do to. I mean I have worn contacts before but theater contacts are a little thicker than the average contacts. I had to be fitted for them and everything. It was actually pretty dope. I never wore blue contacts before. Grey, Hazel yes, but blue..eeehhhh no.. and they weren’t your average blue they were Vampire like.. I loved it for the character but its definitely not a color I would just wear to wear lol. The same thing with the Blonde wig.. I was def in a backwards Barbie realm..
It was a great experience working with the Director Dito Montiel and of course being on set with the cast and crew. Channing is sooo kool and down to earth man.. Plus he likes to have fun on set.. I was a little nervous about Terrence Howard.. I mean its Terrence Howard, The Best Man, Hustle and Flow and so many other movies.. I was like, when you seen him in The Best Man you thought he was very attractive so lets see in person.. and he was…. very attractive in person.. but he is also very kool and down to earth too. Their was great vibes on the set and I was absorbing everything.
It was my first “role” in a film and though it may have been a small role it definitely opened my eyes to pursue acting. I can’t wait till it hits the Big Screen… 🙂
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