BWW Interview: Actress COURTNEY TURNER
Courtney Turner is an actress who is dedicated to the ART of acting. She made her professional acting debut in 2015 at the Legendary Paul Robeson Theatre in Buffalo, N.Y.
... and she keeps busy.
What started you in acting?
When I was a kid I loved watching TV (as most kids do) and I always thought "I could do that" and "that looks fun".
What was your first roll?
My first professional role was in that stage play "Burying the Bones" in 2015.
What was it about acting that intrigued you?
The thing that intrigued me the most about acting was the ability to become different characters, take on their life situations and tell stories from a different point of view.
Please tell us about some of the other rolls you've played.
I'll tell you a difficult role I played, it was Stella in Harold Pinter's "The Collection". She was NOTHING like me and most characters that I play aren't but she was a story teller and her story telling caused drama. She had a different story for each different character interaction for the same situation which resulted in her ending being ambiguous.
What part would you Love to play but haven't yet?
I would absolutely love to play Velma Kelly in "Chicago"
You are working a TV series. What is it? What's it about?
The TV series is "Daddy's Girl Club" and it's a series about 4 women who either have an absent or unfit father and how it effects their mental health, self-esteem, relationships and everyday lives.
Do you see any of yourself in the TV character?
I see a little bit of myself in Sherilynn (that's the character I play) in the aspect of feeling replaceable in relationships because her father easily replaced her, which is why she holds on so tight to David who is no good for her.
How is stage and film acting different?
On stage, you must speak loudly and your movements must be big. In film, you don't have to speak as loudly because of mics and the camera picks up all of your facial expressions.
Time to promote yourself ... What is coming up for you in 2017/2018?
Well of course "Daddy's Girl Club" I'm making the big move to Los Angeles August 14th so I'm hoping and praying for the best in 2018.
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