Interview With Vivi Devereaux

It has taken a reasonable length of time and phone calls as a way to hold the chance to do a job interview with Vivi who is usually an almost impossible man to obtain your hands on (understandable) but I believe it was definitely worth the effort. Arriving early at the cafe in downtown LA I sat to attend for him to arrive, admittedly nervous, twirling my pen between my fingers and messing around with my iPad and voice recorder hoping I wouldn’t screw anything up! But first just a little background.
Vivi Devereaux is really a South African born actor who designed a move from modelling to theatre and film after being inspired and realising until this was the career he was meant to be in. He gone after Los Angeles following the recommendations of his agents and managers inside UK and RSA and has hit the soil running. He is very tall, insanely handsome, and incredibly eloquent which has a presence which is just amazingly tangible (man crush moment over). I have had the pleasure of watching a number of his play productions and I’m getting excited about his film debut.
He finally arrived at our meeting which has a minimum of fuss (I was early) plus a smile that immediately puts you comfortable but eyes that flash intensity and make you really alert. I stood up and shook his hand also it was like I was actually talking to someone extremely grounded yet having a large amount of forward drive and momentum. It was infectious. After a strong espresso (he ordered a latte, go figure) and some small talk we’ve got right down to the serious amount of an interview!
Nigel: Man you might be tall! Do you imagine many people find you intimidating?
Vivi Devereaux: *laughing* Oh I get that occasionally! Most of the time they look up at me with eyes that seem more confused than everything else. But I’m not even that tall! 6 ft 4 is pretty standard don’t you think?
N: No not necessarily nonetheless it does make me feel pretty small compared! So tell me what made you choose this as a career? Had you usually thought about being a star?
VD: No I honestly didn’t think this may be my career choice. I had actually studied to get a degree in financial management and I was working a project manager for the construction firm. Then I got scouted a local mall by the modelling agent and I found themselves doing that. Soon thereafter I was being invited to audition for TV presenting, films and theatre! But when I look back, I can see that my very existence was guiding me to the as a path.
N: When you say guided? Explain? Is it being a diving force around speaking inside a voice? (Sometimes I hear that, nevertheless its usually my lady)
VD: Haha no not nearly. What I mean is people you meet and the events that life throws at you. And after a while you believe you happen to be going crazy but then you will find your niche and realise that everything and everyone you might have met has for some reason shaped one to become who you happen to be.
N: Who would you say have been your most influential people?
VD: Oh wow its challenging to nail down just one single. I eliminate an experience from everyone I meet and I never stop learning. From teachers, to relatives and buddies, each one has left just a little little them inside me and I walk using their blessings and well wishes.
N: I wrote articles in older times about the state of Hollywood today, What is your opinion for the status quo?
VD: Its tough to say. I think that creativity is a thing that should be recognised more in the market but thinking about the global economy and how difficult it really is to truly earn an income, one can possibly see the industry calling about the established players to determine them through this difficult time. I’m looking towards being a member of some amazing projects sooner.
N: Is there anything you are working giving you desire to share?
VD: There are a few things within the pipeline but I are already barred from talking about them in the meantime until they move forward using progress. But let me say I’m awaiting some epic times!
N: You are a guy that’s in great shape. How important is that in your work?
VD: Crucial. Its the ages of the buffed actor so we all must respond when you are in great physical fitness. However its an activity that isn’t just physical but mental. We need to make certain that emotionally you might be OK as well a many of the roles we handle are extremely challenging to portray and will play around with your lifetime from set should you aren’t careful.
N: Is it challenging to let go of a character after a project is completed?
VD: It can be, You give a lot of yourself while watching camera or for the stage and if you might have been playing a character for any while, then sometimes the lines are blurred between what’s truly you together with what’s your hard work. Great acting coaching and training helps
N: Do you think that acting training is essential? What acting Anime Sex does one use?
VD: I think training is important, Talent counts for any lot too but there isn’t much you cant do with no solid technique foundation. Personally I’m trained in Meisner and Chekhov. But its all as much as everything you prefer.
N: Favourite food?
VD *laughing* Ahh I’ll eat almost anything as long as its tasty. I have a hungry body to give.
N: Prospects money for hard times?

VD: I think that the future is bright and I’m really fortunate in my life for the reason that I have a very supportive base of family, friends and career team. So I’m looking towards making you all laugh cry and ponder while you journey when camping.
N: I know you might be a busy man and I we appreciate you your time and effort, Do you’ve any words for the people aspiring to become listed on the acting industry or life advice in general?
VD: Never take anyone’s word about that which you can and cant do. Go out there. Enjoy it. Do everything you do within the world with passion and love. You will float towards the echelons of greatness. Thanks for having me!
And that’s a fantastic afternoon. I got home and realized how the world can be a great place and I have just had some one using one time with someone that is in all likelihood going to be one of the best actors of his generation and how the world has experienced. And that personally is often a privileged honor.
Now how am I going to explain the espresso stain on my pants to my wife…

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