Sistah’s Place2 caught up with Thea Camara to discuss her current projects and inspirations. It was truly an honor to speak with Thea about her passion and dreams. She truly is an inspiration to all the dreamers discovering their passion and following their dreams.
What are your current projects that you are working on?
Thea: I am always working on my craft whether it’s taking classes, auditioning, or working on booked gigs. I do whatever possible to keep my tools sharpened. I have a new love for writing and I’m becoming more confident with my writing. I still have a ways to go. Recently, I was asked by Zondra Hughes of the Six Brown Chick’s to conduct an interview with Terrence Howard. Howard is one of the lead actors in the new TV Show “Empire” on Fox. I blogged about the experience. You can find it here: http://theacamara.wordpress.com/author/theacamara/ it’s called “Moment in Time….Priceless“. Blogging has become another creative outlet for me
Thea: This past summer I had the honor and pleasure of working with one of Chicago’s finest Directors Christopher Nolen on his movie “72 Hours“. I am excited about this project. Following Christopher’s work and hearing nothing but great things about him. I knew he was the one I needed to work with. I played the mother to the main character (Timon Kyle Durrett) and was one of the only female actresses to work alongside Harry J. Lennix in this movie. The entire ensemble of cast was amazing. Mr. Nolen took extremely good care of all that was involved. He truly set the bar. The release date is scheduled for Spring 2015.
What inspired you to get into acting?
Thea: I have to go back to the beginning, being on my parents’ front porch performing for my friends and family. Watching people performed on television and immediately connecting to the performing arts. Performing is truly a calling. Not having the luxury to pursue my desire to become an actress early in life I buried it. It took me a while to reconnect with it, but it never left me.
If you could work with any legendary actor, who would it be and why?
Thea: Well, I have already worked with a legendary actor, Mr. Harry J. Lennix. He is a Chicago native, super smart, and consummate professional at his craft. To have had the opportunity to work in a scene with dialogue alongside him was “Priceless”. I have studied him over the years and this was it for me. There are many others I would love to work with, like Tyler Perry, Angela Bassett, Melissa McCarthy etc. But right now, I feel like I have worked with one of “The best“.
Thea: God has given us many gifts and it’s up to us to find out what our passion are. Ironically, I was speaking with Pastor Darius Brooks about it last night at an event about “Gifts & Passions” he said, ‘If you could do what you love for free…that’s your passion. He also gave me a scripture to ponder 2 Peter 1-10. This thing right here… performing, commercials, acting, theater, film, and television I could do for free. However, it’s nice getting paid!!! LOL. My hope is to inspire people of all ages to follow their dreams. There’s a reason they’re still alive. #LeanIn
Photo Credits: Justin Harris