Ricky Dew is a former boxer and an aspiring actor here is a link to his website:
Q: Why did you quit boxing?
A: Well, I stopped boxing because I seen 1st hand how messed up the business can be. My 2nd pro fight was in NYC on a cable network I won’t mention by name, but it airs a popular show with dragons on it. But I was offered a large amount of money to lose the fight. I knew at that point I wouldn’t be able to be apart of that business after this, because I didn’t want to pay that game. But I did take the money, and told my manager I was retiring right after. Also this is the 1st time I’ve ever stated on the record the real reason why I retied.
Q: What made you interested in acting?
A: Well, I went to New York in High School to film this reality show and the P.A. who was in charge of babysitting me told me I had star quality and needed to be on TV. Now nothing ever happened with her after I went home, but it stayed with me that I was a star and need to be seen. Entertaining people is something that brings me the most joy in life. Also I’m pretty damn good at it.
Q: What is Stewart and Paul about?
A: Stewart and Paul is about 2 hands who get in all kinds of crazy shit. Think Ken &
Kel but the 2015 version. It was going to be released January 30th but got pushed back because of reasons not really detailed to be with the crew. But I have some really great project coming up soon Dead Weight is a crime drama that is really good, great cast. I’m really excited for people to see it, really bad ass.
Q: What role do you play?
A: Well in Stewart and Paul I played just a thug in the 1st episode. But I was going to come back in episode 3 and get a name and some insight into my life, it was a big twist. But like i said idk when or if that will be happening. But in Dead Weight which will be out soon I play Victor, I thug who is loyal to his brother but all about that cash. Think Dough Boy from Boyz in The Hood.
Q: What makes the series worth watching?
A: Whenever Stewart and Paul goes out it will be worth it because I’m in it, but Dead Weight is worth checking out because it is my really time being not kinda funny in a role, you don’t get to see any of the real me show in the character. Plus you get to see me early in my career and you will look back like I seen him when he first got started.
Q: What makes you fame-worthy?
A: I think I’m fame worthy because I have one of those reality show personalities that make you want to watch, but I also have a shit ton of talent that I think people will enjoy seeing on screen. I didn’t move here to be anything less than A list in Hollywood and I’m going to get there or die trying.
Q: What kind of day job or income source do you have and how does it help or hinder your acting?
A: Right now I work as a server to pay the bills. Having a job has made me miss out on lots of auditions. Which really bites but I’m trying to save up enough to the point I can quit my day job for a few months and do nothing but audition and film projects. Like I didn’t come here to give people food.
Q: Who are some of your acting influences and why?
A: My favorite actor is Ryan Reynolds he is just so good to me. People give him lots of shit because he hasn’t had a hit in a while, but he is great in everything he is in even if the movie sucks. I’m really looking forward to him playing Deadpool which is my favorite comic book character. I have the Deadpool symbol tattooed on my bicep. I alway really like Jake Johnson from New Girl he plays Nick. I was kinda disappointed when I seen the show because I was like “thats how I would play an awkward character” but he is great. I really liked that movie he did Lets be Cops.
Q: What is the most realistic film about boxing you have ever seen?
A: Happy thing the only boxing movies I’ve ever enjoyed was Rocky. I’m way more of a MMA fan, like I never even would watch boxing for fun. But just fighting movies in general, the most real was Warrior starring Tom Hardy. That movie was perfect to be from the fights to the drama outside of the cage the acting, man that movie was great. Check it out idk if its still on Netflix but it is a great film, 4 stars!
Q: What is your strangest on set story?
A: The strangest story on set hmmmm thats a good question. I’ve seen a camera man lose his shit because an extra walked in the shot, when there was like minutes of sun light left that was some fun shit. But my strangest story would be I was being drove back to my car by a P.A. from set and she started coming on to me. Needless to say shit was really awkward when i seen her the next day on set. But it was a fun time in that car.
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