Take out the money, hype, and the big names and boxing is a sport that also resonates on so many levels. For some, it’s the symbolic nature of the underdog story rendered in cinema (Rocky) that makes it a constant draw. In the video below, Jon Seda (Chicago P.D., Treme) discusses his lifelong passion for boxing.
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.
Flip Rodriguez’s decision to open up about his experiences with sexual abuse took a ton of guts, and his mental toughness as well as being an inspiration for other people has made him one of American Ninja Warrior’s shining stars. Let’s face it, all these ninjas are awesome in their own right, and during an interview with Flip I asked him how, even in the face of tragedy, he refused to give up. Video of Rodriguez is available below!
As a member of Generation X I remember when the idea of being a male nurse was frowned upon. Thankfully those days are gone and actor JR Lemon has a deeper understanding of what it takes to be a caregiver with his experiences on The Night Shift. Check out the video below as Lemon discusses his transition from an alpha male POV to a more egoless (and humanistic) approach to the world.
Yul Vázquez stars in the eagerly anticipated Midnight, Texas which is a work based on the work of author Charlaine Harris (True Blood). In the following post Vazquez, who plays Rev. Emilio Sheehan in the series, discusses the diversity behind the town of Midnight and elaborates how Montgomery Clift (my favorite actor bar none) has influenced his acting journey.
Former NFL player Akbar Gbajabiamila has a vivid memory of March 25, 2013, as it’s the day he got the call to co-host American Ninja Warrior. A new season of ANW is in full swing (Akbar also works with Matt Iseman on Team Ninja Warrior which has its season finale this Tuesday). During an interview with Gbajabiamila, I asked him how American Ninja Warrior has transformed his life.
Along with his work on Superstore, Nico Santos is also a stand-up comic who has dates at the Irvine Improv (April 23rd) and The Bridgetown Comedy Festival (4-7). Being a fellow Filipino, I couldn’t help but ask about Balut, a delicacy I’ll never try. Check out the video below to hear his take on Balut and, more importantly, the support he’s received from the Filipino community.