An Interview With Actor Willie Lee Page Smith

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Willie Lee Page Smith is an actor who appears in the series Judge Karen; here is a link to his Backstage page:

 https://www.backstage.com/williesmith/

 


Q:
 When did you know you were an actor?

A: The moment I knew I was an actor/entertainer was when my family use to have talent shows and I would get a thrill from doing it. Knowing that I can transform myself into another person/ character gives me so much excitement that I can’t explain into words

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Q: What kind of day job do you have and how does it affect your ability to pursue acting?

A: The type of day job I work for is lyft and deliv, which does not affect my career due to making my own schedule. I can come and go as I please.

Q: What is Judge Karen about?

A: Judge Karen Mills‑Francis, a former Miami‑Dade County judge, rules on small claims court cases in this  syndicated series

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Q:  What role do you play?

A:  The role on Judge Karen I played the character of Julius Sanders who was the plaintiff in the episode of Stiletto Kicked. Julius was more outspoken than his brother and also didn’t like his brother girlfriend. My character sued his brother girlfriend for kicking his car with a stiletto that caused damages..

Q: To what method of acting do you ascribe?

A:  The acting method I say that i use I called the Stanislavski’s system, also known as Stanislavski’s method. Basically I like to draw my own feelings and experiences to connect with the character they are portraying. It’s much easier for me to put my mindset of the character finding things in common in order to give a more genuine portrayal of the character I’m playing.

Q:  What makes you fameworthy?

A: What makes me fame worthy is that i put in the time and work to achieve 6 greatness. Also learning new styles and methods to perfect the craft. Also keeping my faith alive.

Q:  What is your oddest Hollywood story?

A:  As of right now I don’t have a weird Hollywood story yet. Lol

Q:  What famous role could you have nailed and why?

A:  The role I can nail is Curtis Taylor Jr from Dreamgirls and The Black Panther from the comic books.. Curtis Taylor Jr from Dreamgirls because I love musicals for one and he was the bad. For some strange reason I’m always casted as he bad guy. Playing a bad guy so much fun to play especially when you don’t act like that in real life. Also the The Black Panther because I love action movies and I’m an athletic person. With this role I will be able to put athletic skills to the test.

Q:  What do you do to fight nerves during an audition?

A:  When at an audition I’m actually doing breathing exercises and praying.. I breathe to calm because I’m actually big ball of energy and energy can easily shoot down your audition.. One thing you don’t want to do is read to fast that casting director don’t know what your saying..

Q:  What is next for you?

A: I have a few projects coming up. I will be back in stage play, also have a few web series I will be staring in, and working on my music as well.

Please note; Eliza’s interviews are done by email. All answers are unedited and come right from the lovely fingertips of her subjects:)

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