Destiny Brimmage is an aspiring actor who recently worked on America’s Court; here is a link to her Twitter page:
Q: What made you want to become an actor?
A: When I was younger I wanted to be everything under the sun from A lawyer to A pediatrician to A rapper but never did I once mention actor it wasn’t until high school when i found a new love for acting one of my classes was media/production where would do everything from editing to acting, to creating music videos, movies etc it was that moment when I realized I wanted to be A actress. I’m very dramatic, animated and love tapping into different voices and emotions so it only made sense to give this acting thing a chance after graduating high school in 2008 i started to take it more serious i was looking for classes to attend and so forth i knew that i could spend the rest of my life being A great actress and not working having to be miserable working a 9 to 5 so I moved to Los Angeles to just do that.
Q: What kind of training have you had?
A: Well to be honest Eliza I’m just starting out so I have not had any real training yet I have attended workshops and improve classes but that doesn’t ,mean I’m not looking to brush up on my skills because if anyone knows to be in this industry you have to stay current and you have to stay ahead of the game ( your competition) by always having the right training at the moment im looking to enroll in Actress Tasha smith acting classes.
Q: Why do you think so many people want to be famous?
A: I think people want to be famous because of the attention they get. Sometimes the attention is good, concerned, bad- but mostly good. They want to be recognized. Are there people out there that have other goals besides fame? Definitely, YES. People are always looking for some form of validation of character, and nothing confirms that as much as a large group of people hanging on your every word. Also there is a lot of things that are associated with fame – being rich, being powerful. These are other desires people have which are incorporated in the fame ideal. Another thing to consider is that people always strive to be better. To be successful in their chosen field of study/developed skills. And for a lot of people the more success you get, the more fame you get.
Q: What do you like about Hollywood?
A: I like that that in Hollywood you will never be bored its always entertainment whether it in the wee hours of the morning or late hours of the night. The people are so free and everyone is their own individual. You might bump into a celebrity you get to see the stars it’s something you imagine when you are A little kid and you’re looking at it on TV like wow I want to visit there.
Q: What don’t you like about it?
5. I don’t like that everyone wants to make connections with you because of who you know, the tourists just takes over Hollywood they will stop in front of you and take pictures of every sign in Hollywood and will not get out your way unless you shove them, I don’t like the local rappers they will shove there cds in your hand chase you down the street trying to get you to buy every demo they have but hey welcome to Hollywood.
Q: What role could you have nailed?
A: I would have to say Tyler Perry movie I Can Do Bad All By Myself because I can relate a lot with the characters in that movie. It would have been nothing for me to pull out those emotions in certain scenes because I’ve either endeared some of that pain or seen some of those same things that those characters did in that movie I don’t think I could have been as brutal as Taraji p Henson when it came to dealing with the kids in particular scenes but I believe that’s why she is one of the best actresses in Hollywood she absolutely nailed that role. (call me Taraji).
Q: What is the most challenging role you have ever had?
A: I’m still in the early stages of my career so I have not yet have to encounter any difficult roles however my first TV role was America’s Court with judge Ross I was very nervous it would be my first time appearing on TV, it was my first time putting my improve skills to test but once I started I felt right at home and it was a breeze.
Q: What is your most scandalous show biz story?
A: knock on wood luckily for me I have yet to encounter any scandalous show biz stories and I pray I never have too but I can say I’ve ran into a lot of fake agents and managers and because I’m new they assume I’m gullible and they can just say or do anything and I will settle for, instance with the agents they would require me to sign a contract stating I would have to pay them 15% you never pay A agent or manger until your get paid (tip) for new comers to show biz.
Q: What makes you fameworthy?
A: Humility is my greatest trait, I’m not afraid to think outside of the box I also embrace challenges, I’m comfortable in my own skin I would be A great role model. I live to empower woman.
Q: What inspires you?
A: my mother definitely my mom is the epitome of a strong black woman she motivates me and inspires me to me the best and greatest woman I can be. She teaches me self-love, independence. She’s been through so much she had me at a young age (single mom) but she never once complain and didn’t let that stop her from accomplishing her dreams if I can be just a proportion of my mom then I know I’ve won. She inspires people all over.
Please note; Eliza’s interviews are done by email. All answers are unedited and come right from the lovely fingertips of her subjects:)