Your upcoming movie Day of the Mummy - in a few words, what
is it about, and what can you tell us about your character in it?
The film Day of the Mummy is a fast horror/action pack that has
intense point of view in the eyes of archaeologist Jack Wells and his crew
who are set to explore a tomb in Egypt, that holds a hidden suprise
that will shake every human being in their seats. My character is one
of the girlfriends who's involved in a sweet sexy passionate relationship.
Covered with gifts and adventures.
did you draw upon to bring the character to life, and how much of Nimi can
we find in Serah?
Well, the one thing that I would say is
a little Nimi in Serah would be nosy bee that I am and always prying in
people's businesses. I always like to know what is going on and being alert
at all times... why I feel God gave me these big eyes, lol!
How did you get involved in the
project in the first place, and to what degree could you identify with the
movie's horror theme?
I was referred by someone about the
film and when I recieved the directors contact information I submitted my
material to to him and he stated I was perfect for the role. He was going
for a more exotic feel.
photo shoot in Santa Monica Beach
What was it like to act opposite
veteran actors like Danny Glover and William McNamara?
actors in this film are amazing!!! Very talented and very professional.
They made the set fun. As you can see in the trailer it's very gripping and
it keeps you wanting more. Every time I watched their scene take place
it made me smile just to know that I am working with highly talented
beings. I am ever so grateful.
can you tell us about your director Johnny Tabor, and your collaboration
Johnny Tabor has a very strong vision and knows
what he wants and how to get the perfect shots needed on set. He made
being on set very comfortable.
A few words about the shoot as such, and the
Being on set is like myself walking into
a family. Everyone is so welcoming and encouraging. It makes being on set
feel so good. I never wanted to leave.
Any future projects you'd like to
Currently, I have a few auditions lined up some
callbacks and a few projects that have not been set in stone just yet.
I just wrapped a film titled Slackers in Space and was just at the
televised African Oscar Awards recently. It was an honor to be able to
reward talented Nollywood actors for their hard work.
Adokiye and Anthony Anderson attend the Ocean Style Magazine event
hosted by Anthony Anderson
What got you into acting to begin with, and what
can you tell us about your education on the subject?
acting experience first blossomed when I was in the 9th grade with my
first stage play titled Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. My role was
grandma Georgina. From there on that has always been my love. I came to
the Los Angeles to study at Stella Adler School of Theater and Acting.
you still remember your first time in front of a camera, and what was that
Yes, my first time in front of a camera
was very comfortable for me because I always felt that was when I can
actually shine. I have always wanted to do film, it's been my dream job,
but I give many thanks to theater because it made me a better actress I am
today. I still go back to theater every now and then if I am not filming
to capture that fresh, raw, vulnerable experience I crave and yearn to
What can you tell us about your
filmwork prior to Day of the Mummy?
My previous film
was titled Blackbird which starred Monique and Isaiah Washington. I was an
eye witness to an almost occurring murder. I had a short scene in it, but
it was a very intense one. Very memorable for me. Prior to that is the Whitney
Houston Story, which is set to air next year. I was very excited
about this film because I was Whitney's assistant. Whitney Houston is
known for her many performances and lifestyle. You will definitely see
that in this film.
an actress, you're also a fashion model - so how does modeling compare to
acting, and does one help with the other?
Modeling for me
also fits into acting. Everyone feels like one can't express themselves
unless they speak, when realistically you get to know so much more when
one is silent. If words were never verbal so much can be dealt in the eyes
and body. What we feel and take in through our day to day life begins to
spuce through out the body.
You're also a
musician, right? So what can you tell us about your music?
I am. My last single Let Me Go is a single about the battle self vs
self. I know everyone in this world battles with something within their
self that they are not happy about. Inner conflict. To the point of self harm they do cause themselves.
would you describe yourself as an actress, and some of your techniques to
bring your characters to life?
One of my acting teachers at
Stella Adler said that I am a kinetic actress. A kinetic actress is when
someone moves around in the space they are given and it helps them bring
out the most genuine emotion that being is currently facing. When I
am moving and improvising my scene it helps me connect to my character a
little more and helps me understand who or what "she" is.
Actresses (and indeed
actors) who inspire you?
My list of powerhouse actors I
love is: Angelina Jolie, Denzel Washington and Scarlett Johansson.
Your favourite movies?
really do not have a favorite movie because I have a lot of genres I love
and my movie love changes so much!
and of course, films you really deplore?
Feeling lucky ?
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Well to be quite
frank every movie I have watched I have liked. If I do not feel a movie
has captured my interest within the trailer I just do not go and see it.
Facebook, whatever else?
I tell people to follow me on my Instagram which is
Therealnimi, Twitter: Actressnimi, and my Facebook to
keep connected as Actress Nimi.
Anything else you are dying to
mention and I have merely forgotten to ask?
I just recently
booked a print ad for a popular brand, which is set to shoot next week. I am
very, very excited.