Your new movie All
Girls Weekend - in a few words, what is it all about, and what can
you tell us about your character in it?
movie is about a group of women rekindling old friendships and building new
ones while enjoying an adventurous weekend and becoming one with nature,
character Annie was invited along by her friend and coworker Nancy to calm her
hurting heart from a recent divorce with her high school sweetheart. She was
just getting comfortable letting her hair down on this weekend get away, not
knowing it would be her last.
What did you
draw upon to bring your character to life, and how much Sharron Calvin can we find in
stranded in the woods with no cell phone service was enough to get the
feelings and emotions needed. Some of the actions behind Annie’s
character were relatable besides her eventually dying. Sharron would have
fought her way out injured and all haha.
How did you get involved with the
project in the first place? And to what extent could you identify with All
Girls Weekend's horror theme?
actually found this casting on Facebook, auditioned and got the role. I
can identify a little because I once was in the woods with no cell service
and getting lost is easy ... very scary.
What can you tell us about All
Girls Weekend's director Lou Simon [Lou
Simon interview - click here], and what was your collaboration
fun to work with and the storyline is captivating. Lou had a vision and I
was truly thankful to be a part of helping bring her work to life.
With the film being filmed mostly outdoors in
wintery conditions, how did that affect your performance, and do you
consider yourself at all an outdoorsy kind of woman?
I’m definitely into
the outdoors minus the bugs. Truth be told, I'd save your life from a
snake but if we encounter a spider you're going to have to save mine haha.
Now as far as filming in the wintery weather for me, it was only cold at
night, so when the sun set it made me want to nail each scene on the first
take. But since that didn’t happen (laughing) the crew was so amazing
keeping us warm and comfortable as much as possible. They were great!
back row: Karishma Lakhani, Sharron, Katie
Carpenter, Jamie Bernadette, Gema Calero
middle: Todd Voorhees
front row: Alan Hanna, Lou Simon, Jeff Bourdett
can you tell us about the shoot as such, and the on-set atmosphere?
there was this beautiful couple that allowed us to film on their lovely
property which was huge. And filming was fun, exhilarating, exciting and
an experience. The crew and cast were down to earth and easy to get along
Any future projects you'd like to share?
of recently, I was just added to a series called AtlantaSea, a
mermaid fantasy drama shooting here in Atlanta this summer. So I will be a
beautiful majestic mermaid summer 2016. However, it doesn't stop there so
be sure to follow me on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to show support,
follow my journey and for updates.
got you into acting in the first place, and did you receive any formal
training on the subject?
up I knew I was different. I watched all the teen TV shows and developed
crushes on the actors, heart throbbing boy bands/groups and young solo
artists. Seeing their lifestyles, not knowing it wasn’t real, I wanted
it and wanted to meet them. So in my early teen years my goal was to one
day move to California. But as I got older, maybe early 20’s, that's
when the understanding of what acting really was hit me. At that point, I
took a few classes and realized this could totally be fun taking on
different personas and getting paid for it. And so I pursued it.
What can you tell us about your
filmwork prior to All
out doing student films and industrial videos in my hometown of Norfolk,
Virginia, which eventually led to the lead role in the documentary for
Dwayne Wade’s mom Jolinda Wade called He Can Bring You Through
(YouTube). Not too long after, I decided to relocate to Georgia and
that’s where I started background and stand-in work for major
productions. In addition to that, I completed my first short film Take
a Stand as Professor Thomas (YouTube). After that project, l was in two
independent films, one called Choices as Neta, a young teen who had
to make hard decisions, one leading to an abortion. The other is called A Man in Desperation, I played Beth the sexy girlfriend of a cop.
How would you describe yourself
as an actress, and some of your techniques to bring your characters to
I can go from sultry to a soccer mom, the girl next door to a dominant
cop, running scared in a horror film or an emotionally battered woman. My
technique when auditioning and accepting a role, I like to make sure I can
relate somewhat to the character. One awesome ability I possess is that I
can cry on cue, so that’s fun.
Actresses (and indeed actors) who inspire you?
Virginia native herself, Sandra Bullock, is my favorite actress.
Feeling lucky ?
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?
The links below
will take you
Just to name a few: The Blindside, Transformers, Labyrinth,
Clueless, The Hangover (part 1), Iron
Man, Bad Boys, Children
of the Corn (part 1), Ray, FaceOff, Norbit, Home Alone
1-3, The Goonies,
Despicable Me, Couples Retreat, X-Men and last but not least
... and of course, films you really
I'm not a
big fan of corny comedies, urban movies with realistic violence or cliché
Your website, Facebook, whatever else?
else you're dying to mention and I have merely forgotten to ask?
husband Terry and I are proud first time parents to a beautiful,
intelligent perfect baby girl name Nyliah. Also, while in my 3rd
trimester I had an amazing opportunity to be part of a great cause, The
Belly Art Project, which features celebrity moms. This book is about
women empowerment and moms supporting one another and it’s scheduled to
release October 11th, 2016. Lastly, I really appreciate you
taking the time getting to know Sharron it was a pleasure and thank you.
for the interview!