Actress Sunny Aiken- Leaving Corporate America to Follow Your Dream

Interview by Maria Rochelle

Sunny is an Actress, Producer, Writer, Insurance Broker, Wife and most importantly a Mom to three sons. Sunny is also Host of The “Actors Prayer Breakfast” in which meets every 3 months in Conyers/Atlanta, Georgia.
She has written and pitched her 1st script for a film, which she plans for it to be a series on a Major TV Network.
As an actress, Sunny says it’s not all about the acting but it’s also about what she can give back to the community.

How long have you been acting?

Five years, even though I had years of theater experience. Prior to that, I was working Corporate America and wasn’t as serious. I  soon realized that my full time job was indeed robbing me from my passion. I prayed and built enough courage to take that Leap of Faith and I haven’t a single regret!

Who inspired you to act or was it a film?

So many contribute to this recipe of Art:
Funny as a child- I recall being in my 1st public talent Show-as Apollonia. I guess there has always been a part of me that loved to Entertain. But Phylicia Rashad, whose role was Claire Huxtable from “The Cosby Show”, inspired me the most.
No. I didn’t want to act at the time, instead, because she was an attorney; I thought I could do that as well. The way she carried herself made me want to be smart, nurturing and even (the times when she had to) snap someone into shape- in a nice way of course. Her ability to bring “Claire” to Life-was everything to me. I still love her!

The writer in me is enthusiastically inspired by Author, John Grisham.

In addition I’ve recently subscribed to the work of Director, Marty Scorsese. Just like an artist, he appears (to me) to be very calculating and patient with any project.

Who is your favorite actor?

Leonardo DiCaprio and Bradley Cooper

I enjoy sharing motivational quotes with my readers. Is there one you can share?

“Whatever energy you put in the universe, is certain to return.”

You’re going to be on the TV show “Fatal Attraction in March, what part are you playing?

My role on Fatal Attraction- is Rita Smith (Supporting).

What do you enjoy most about acting?

I am able to be completely free!

In one word describe how it feels to be an actress.

Who would you like to work with in a film?

Definitely, Meryl Streep, Diahann Carroll, Robert DeNiro, Leonardo DiCaprio, Denzel Washington, Vanessa Williams. I Can Go On………

I know you’ve written a script “DNA: The Pardoned”, have you ever thought about who you would like to play the main roles? Who would your dream cast be?

My vision for it is mind blowing! Initially when writing, it began as a featured film, but soon after studying a few of my favorites and my love for Suspense- I experienced a creative conception to allow the journey to grow astronomically, thus turning it into a series. I haven’t assigned the main roles yet, but if I had to choose today- I would offer the opportunity to Columbus Short, Jesse Bingham- for starters. Hint: They would be My KILLER Attorneys.

Do you think films and the arts can change the world and if so, how?

I definitely have a strong and confident belief that film and arts will inevitably have a major impact on the world. With the evolution of media and televised programs, many people are fashioned by the imagery of it all. I also believe that the “powers that be” know that- and some realities are hidden through the facade. On the other hand; Entertainers who are keen and responsible to their audience, embody the role while still being true to themselves and the obvious factor- that they have a great deal of influence.

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