Parisa Fitz-Henley’s Passion For Reading Led To Acting Path

There’s a ton of acting advice one can grab onto but Midnight, Texas actress Parisa Fitz-Henley has a very keep it simple approach when it comes to her own journey. In the video below, Fitz-Henley talks about how reading eventually forged a path into acting.


Midnight, Texas
MIDNIGHT, TEXAS — “Blinded By The Light” — Pictured: (l-r) Parisa Fitz-Henley as Fiji, Jason Lewis as Joe — (Photo by: John Golden Britt/NBC)

Being the town witch, Fiji (Parisa Fitz-Henley) is probably comfortable amidst an array of books and various interesting ingredients (not to mention that talking cat!). Fitz-Henley found her passion for books at an early age, and reading has definitely brought an extra dimension to her acting:

“I loved imagining myself to be different folks in the privacy of my bedroom. That was my thing. I wasn’t as much of a performing kid. I loved writing. So imagining someone’s circumstances, it was really exciting for me. Because I read so much it was easy for me to enter worlds.

I had lots of practice. I would give that as a piece of advice for anybody who is interested in doing anything in this field. Read as much as you can because it sensitizes you to the details of people’s lives and that just always excited me.” – Parisa Fitz Henley

Co-starring Jason Lewis and Francois Arnaud, Midnight, Texas airs Monday evenings on NBC (10 pm et/pt).

Between shots on #MidnightTexas last winter, rockin my nose warmer.

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Greg Srisavasdi

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