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Patience Is The Key x Donald Paul

Fresh interview feat Actor Donald Paul

Miami, February 12, 6pm, Mr Dreamz magazine x Donald Paul

ATLANTA…

First off, thank you so much for having me. It’s an absolute pleasure! What impressed me most about the set of “Atlanta” was how it managed to maintain a chill, laid back vibe while staying super professional. They set an environment where the artist can feel free to play and have fun. In the upcoming season I play the role of Boogz, the not so friendly best friend of an upcoming rap artist from the streets of Atlanta.

DONALD GLOVER…

I’ve actually been auditioning for the show since season one. Once season two began Donald and his team reached out about a role they created for me and I happily accepted.

DEBUTS…

I’m from Palm Beach, Florida and the son of Haitian immigrants who moved to the country in the late 80’s. My mother was a gospel singer and musician. I would travel with her and play the drums for her time to time. I got used to being on stage and because of shows like “In living Color” back in the day, I wanted to do more improv. I later enrolled at the University of Maryland studying Drama and after that I would move to New York to study at “The American Academy of Dramatic Arts.”

“With D.Wade signing back with The Heat, we now have our veteran leadership in the locker room.”

QUANTICO…

Quantico season 3 takes place 3 years later from where season 2 ended. So a lot has changed with the squad. Ryan and Alex recruit Owen and Harry to help rescue their friend and defeat the group. To help the cause, Owen brings in former agent Jocelyn Turner, who has her own dark past with The Widow. I play the role of Leon Riggs who is a key player in the underground drug and weapon ring. I get into some trouble and end up in the hands of your guys from Quantico. I cut a deal with them and start working with them.

HARDEST CHALLENGE…

The uncertainty and just not knowing when the next job or opportunity will come. I found that to be a bit hard in the beginning of my career. Having hobbies and other things I love to do helped me with that. I found it wasn’t healthy for me to just sit around and just wait for the next thing. I also find it rewarding when us artist create our own work instead of waiting on the unknown to happen.

ADVICE…

Have patience. As an artist we sometimes want everything right away and/or all at the same time and when we don’t, we tend to get frustrated. So I’d say “Patience is Key” to the young emerging actors. It takes time for things to develop in this industry.

“My Dream Role? I’d like to play an iconic African American figure. That would be great.”

MIAMI HEAT GOLDEN ERA…

Those were the good times! I miss those days but I do not miss the drama. Where ever Lebron goes, the drama tends to follow. Why’d they lose that game? Is he going to be traded? Do they have the right coach? All questions I hated hearing the media questions the team back in the days. Miami Heat are doing well and very low key about it. All we do is win. No pun intended. Lol.

SEASON OVER…

I think we’re going to win the chip (championship.) I actually think we’re going to win the chip every year! Lol. We have a young and hungry team that really fights on every possession. Thanks to our fearless leader Coach Spo(Coach Spoelstra.) With D.Wade signing back with The Heat, we now have our veteran leadership in the locker room.

PROJECTS…

I just started working on the cbs show “The Good Fight.” Acting alongside the talented Cush Jumbo, Rose Leslie, and Nyambi Nyambi. “The Good Fight” season 2 begins airing March 4th.

DREAM ROLE…

I’m not sure because my dream role changes all the time. I’ve really gotten lucky and fallen in love with a lot of my past roles. But if pressed I’d like to play an iconic African American figure. That would be great.

Get connected with Donald! Twitter @donald_paul

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