"If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write something worth reading or do something worth writing." ~ #BenjaminFranklin
I'll be honest... I started thinking about my legacy a few years ago... Maybe having lost a couple of loved ones by that point reminded me that our time here on this Earth is relatively fleeting... An as an actress, a black actress, non-acredited drama school trained, working class East London woman, that my time in the TV & film industry is also limited... This industry is male dominated and as an actress, if I'm not saying the lines another man has written for me or act in the way that another man directs or be exotified in a way that is a product of another man's imagination, then I'm almost certainly NOT WORKING!
So as I continued through my career but also was growing as a woman, I had to stop and really consider my shelf life as just an actress... What about if I wanted children and I didn't have a supportive team like @kerrywashington did in #Scandal where they could shoot her from the chest up?! What if I had some terrible accident or was the victim of an acid attack?! Seriously... what then?! With all of these questions flying through my mind I had to objectively look at the situation as it stands and consider ways in which I could reclaim control, disrupt the status quo and provide myself with longevity in my career.
Low and behold, in 2012, the year I turned 25 (and also, by the way, thought I would have "made it" by then and had a ring on my wedding finger... OK, 1 down, 1 to go lol) I set up my own production company #FryedayEntertainment with the company's ethos "BEING THE CHANGE WE WANT TO SEE" so that if and when the time comes I can no longer be on the stage or screen, I can still contribute to the industry and art form I love the most... the dramatic arts 🎭🎦 For all this and more, click the link in my bio for the latest episode of #FryesFridays
Stay blessed peeps.. Happy humpday! Kx
SHOUTOUT TO MY JEWS! ✡✡✡✡ Me on The Checkout on @abctv a few weeks back, playing a 19th century accountant, rocking a 'light-sensitivity protection visor'. Dope threads by @jacqlucey.costumier
Was a pleasure, @bencjenkins
British actor Mish Boyko made his Bollywood debut with the super hit film Queen (2013).
Post Queen , Mish was seen in British films like Dracula Untold (2014), Risen (2016) and has enjoyed a huge fan following among Indian movie buffs.