We had a brief chat with actor and fitness enthusiast Aaron Sunday.He is one of the fast rising actors in Nollywood. He graduated from the University of Calabar, Akwa Ibom State, where he studied Theatre Arts before he proceeded to White Film Academy, United Kingdom. He's appeared in House of Badmus,Tales of Eve,Two sides of a coin, amongst others.
CAN YOU BRIEFLY TELL US ABOUT
My name is Aaron Sunday...Film and Television Actor...First from a family of three and Fitness enthusiast.
HOW DID YOU BECOME AN ACTOR?
It may sound cliche. But acting came to me. See, I tell people that acting choose me. Growing up I never for one day saw myself as an actor....I remember vividly when asked as a child " Sunday what do you want to be in future"? My replies were "I want to be a doctor or a Reverend father". But I never thought being an actor. So yeah proud to say Acting choose me...and am living that dream.
BEING AN ACTOR, WHAT CHALLENGES HAVE YOU FACED?
Hmmmm...Life has itself own challenges..people struggle to get by everyday...For an Actor you go for auditions, castings,hoping to get a call back and then nothing happens. No calls,no email,no text messages... But then the passion just keeps pushing you..and you hope for the next audition,casting or call. Also majority of actors feed from this because its a job to them. Sometimes you find out that you can't even afford transportation to this auditions...But that spirit of "Never Give Up." Just keeps pressing through.
YOU PLAYED TWO DIFFERENT CHARACTERS IN A PARTICULAR MOVIE. HOW TASKING WAS THAT?
That's Tales of eve (Caged) by Genesis studios. Bless up to them for believing in me. So back to your question. I actually just finished a course on acting at Wide Screen Actors Academy. Then right after, I got a call from Genesis studios to come for the role of Osagie in the play.It wasn't that hard.. I did all my research and thought process and all of that... I was happy it came out great. Transiting from younger self of Osagie to the older self..it was a great experience. The right make up and costume helped me a lot...
WHAT ROLE HAS BEEN MOST TASKING FOR YOU?
Well to be sincere all roles come with its task or challenges...I am yet to get that role that I can literally beat my chest and say... this is the most challenging role. But I am very much open to such roles....waiting and hoping for that role to come but until then...will keep giving my all to any role that comes my way.
IS THERE ANYONE YOU LOOK UP TO IN THE INDUSTRY?
Well....if I start to mention their names e go full bucket remain dey pour...lol...but am huge fan to a couple of them. I admire their work ethnics. The amount of truth they bring to each character they play. But am not mentioning any of them...just watching them from afar...funny!
HOW MANY MOVIES HAVE YOU FEATURED IN?
Okay how many movies....wow basically just a few of them...Shortfilms some are out on line and some still undergoing post production. And couple of Television series currently airing.
YOU MENTIONED EARLIER THAT YOU'RE A FITNESS ENTHUSIAST, WHAT'S THE MOTIVATION?
Yes I am...The motivation is that feeling of being fit and healthy. You feel great when your body is in shape. There's this confidence you feel inside of you..when you are fit. Aside that i read a lot but not anything...lol...on fitness, acting, great books literally. I watch foreign actors,they are usually fit, not all of them but at least a good number of them. Then i say to myself that's the kind Actor I will like to be.
SHOULD WE EXPECT ANYTHING FROM YOU (MOVIE-WISE)?
Yes oh.....expect o...I have a movie coming out soon,two Shortfilms with amazing storylines, a web series and I just wrapped up a series called "Allison Stand". It's the third season actually,by Maxima productions,directed by Tope Alake super amazing director. So yeah expect things. Lol.
SO, ARE YOU MARRIED?
Not literally! Am not married and am not planning too...so much to be achieved. But am not single...
WHAT IS YOUR PHILOSOPHY IN LIFE?
Live your life and be yourself. Everyone has got the potential to live their lives to it's fullest. My mum always tells me "Son in life know where you're going and where you're coming from".
WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN FIVE YEARS?
By He's grace I see myself doing great things not just acting alone...but also inspiring lives...
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