It’s 3:22 pm
Looking outside at an overcast SE Michigan day. The cheetah is downstairs pacing and meowing/growling while looking outside his door. I’m listening to my movie scores while I am finally putting this “8 Questions with…..” to bed. Listening to the The Flash’s opening theme is more than a little ironic as its taken me a long time to finish this.
But have patience because it will be well worth the read….
Dreams. We almost always have them growing up,right? Then life comes and we watch our once bright dreams fade into memories and what ifs. Very few of us ever come back to the childhood dreams we once had.
But British actress Cheryl B. Bullock is one of the few extraordinary few who indeed never forgotten her desire to perform and at age 26,decided to go chase her goal of becoming an actress. In talking with Cheryl and hearing about her past,I told her she was very refreshing and unique to talk to,I really respect the way she has overcome her obstacles to become a actress.
So,without further ado……8 Questions with……….Cheryl B. Bullock.
Which did you want to do first? Become an actress or dancer?
Actress because I really love movies especially action movies and a little romance too.I can act out any genre as people can see on my acting showreel for Hello AU Revoir. But I’m much better as a dramatic performer such as Linda Hamilton in Terminator.
I’m friends with a lot of actors on Facebook including 2 who have been in Mission Impossible franchise, daniel Eghan and Sean Cronin who pointed me in the right direction. Told me not to give up on working hard and reaching to where I want to go as a actress and keep on getting myself out there and known. So that is what I am doing right now.
There are a few inspirations that makes me want to dance. My mother’s mother used to go Ballroom dancing and my mum comes to see me dance too, one of my favourite movies “Dirty Dancing” also Strictly Come Dancing inspires me, other professional dancers, and my friends i have made at The Regency.
I only joined the Regency dance centre in October 2016 and I only had to step in to the place to sign up. I only wanted to do zumba but ballroom has taken a place at the front.
I performed in a community pantomime called “Aladdin” back in 2015 as a portrait ghost with my face through a hole, and looking straight at the audience was a breeze as I knew I was making them laugh. The Paso Doble dance is a strong, passionate, and intense dance. With emotion and anger goes through my mind of my past experiences with my ex boyfriends.
The thing that keeps me strong is my friends and my close family are always there for me whenever things get tough.
One of my dance weakness is the Foxtrot. I get confused as to where to put my feet and when to turn. I will be correcting that by following my dance tutor more . I keep focused by remembering what my tutor’s have told me what to do in the dance’s.
I like singing in my spare time, practising my dancing, and also catching up with my loved ones and my close friends. Maybe doing a bit of retail therapy.
Well I’m also on StarNow and I am with Total Talent so I look on there myself for online auditions. I also have good friends who are actors and directors who help me like they have on my IMDB. And I have not had the chance to experience not getting a part I want yet, which is good.
What do you do to get ready for an audition? Are people friendly at auditions or do you sense other artists resenting the competition?
The thing i do to get ready for an audition is to relax my mind by doing a little Tai Chi, and listening to calming music.
Well I haven’t really experienced any “proper” auditions, like I say it’s mostly online video auditioning for me at the moment. And because I live out of any big cities including London, Birmingham, and Sheffield, I haven’t got the money or time to travel. I have to get to Nottingham first then catch the train to London which is 2 and half hour away. So online is good for me. And I feel that there is always competition within the acting work. But I have to concentrate on doing the best acting I can do myself.
I started watching “Sean Of The Dead” one of my favourite movies of all time. Then I thought, I can think of a GREAT script,based on zombies. So I have written my own original script called “Zombies Attack”.
The concept is ready but I’m looking for the right cast and crew and also a director. I heard Michael Biehn is a director. If Michael reads this, give me a call please!!
I hone my craft by keeping on doing what i am doing in my Dancing and Acting, keeping making mini movies, even if it is on my own little smart phone.
Do you see yourself as a dramatic or comedic performer?
I would like to think my spiritual animal is a unicorn. Because they are the most beautiful creatures in the world.
I like to thank Cheryl for doing this interview. This one was a tad more involved then most of my interviews go but I enjoyed talking with her very much. Cheryl is a very kind person who really deserves to go where her talent and hard work will take her.
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