To my loyal readers. I am back! I will continue to do what I do best and that is bring you great interviews. 10-23-16 will leave millions of people speechless. If you’re not sure what I am referring to, just check out the trailer below that was revealed at the San Diego Comic Con.
If you can’t tell from my Twitter feed, I am a huge fan of The Walking Dead. This is a major understatement. I love the comics, games, and the television series (feel free to donate Walking Dead items to me). On Sunday, November 29, the Mid-Season Finale will be upon us. If you’re a reader of the comics, you know what to expect as far as the major plot is concerned. I have been waiting for this moment all season long. This episode will shape the landscape of the entire series from here on out. Check out the sneak peek below. I’m also including the promo for Sunday’s episode. Do not pay attention to what the promo is saying in regards to the airing date. The MSF will not air until this Sunday.
Keith Powers is a leading man on the rise. He is in the series, “Sin City Saints”. You may have also seen him in “Fear The Walking Dead”, and “Straight Outta Compton”. You can catch him in MTV’s “Faking It”, which is back for the back half of season 2 tonight.
First things first Keith, can you tell us a bit about your life growing up in Sacramento?
Growing up in Sacramento was a blessing to me because it keeps me grounded. I come from humble beginnings. I also appreciate being from the capital of California. Only things is, it is easy to become close minded as well. Where I grew up in Sacramento, you were either playing sports, in the streets, or a scholar. Growing up I did not do the little things like go fishing, camping, ski trips, etc. My family was a very athletic type family so my childhood consisted of of sports and cartoons.
Talk a bit about your start in modeling and your transition to acting.
I started modeling when I was 9 actually, then I stopped to continue to play football. My mom wanted me to pick between the two, and at the time sports was more appealing. Then after highschool things did not work out with football, so I decided to get back into modeling. I got signed by JE Model SF in San Francisco then later signed to Wilhelmina LA. I then signed to my commercial agency HRI Talent.
So “Faking It” is back. What can people expect from the second half of Season 2? Should we expect to see your character in season 3?
People can expect new characters, more drama and more fun. We will have to see!
You’re in the Yahoo series, “Sin City Saints”. Can you describe your role and the premise of the series for those who have not yet been introduced to it?
I play a NBA rookie superstar point guard on an expansion team in Las Vegas. It is based around an Las Vegas basketball team and the owner Jake Tullus, who is an internet billionaire that decided to purchase a Vegas NBA basketball team. He soon finds out it is harder than he expected.
What do you like about your character LaDarius?
I like the fact that he is this superstar but also in reality he is young, naive, a helpless romantic, bratty and sensitive. He is very opposite to me in real life and it is cool to play both those dynamics.
What was it like filming “Sin City Saints”? How long did it take to finish filming the entire season?
It was fun filming Sin City Saints, I loved shooting in Vegas! It took close to 8 weeks to finish the season.
As a boxing fan and one of Floyd Mayweather Jr. How did you feel about the mega fight this past May?
The fight ended up being just how I expected. I think people overhyped the fight because we thirst for it for so long and that is why a bunch of people were mad about the outcome.
Who do you listen music to get inspired whether it’s before a shoot, filming, ect?
I listen to all different type of music to get inspired before shoots, etc. But right now I have been listening to Future’s ’56 Nights’ mixtape.
You were in the movie “Straight Outta Compton.” This is a monumental and successful film and story told about the legendary group. How did it feel being a part of this moment?
It feels amazing and it’s an honor. I am so grateful and appreciative to be a part of something like this.
You also appeared in the first episode of “Fear The Walking Dead,” and helped usher in a new era. What can tell us about the experience, atmosphere of the series?
The atmosphere was one of the best I have ever witness since acting.
What are some roles that you hope to see yourself doing five years from now?
Biopics, different things you would not normally expect me to be in. And comedies!
Who are some of your favorite actors?
Leonardo Di Caprio, Brad Pitt, Will, Denzel, Michael B Jordan, Margot Robbie, Sandra Bullock, Natalie Portman, Anthony Mackie, Chadwick Boseman, the list goes on!
What is a fun fact that not many people know about you?
Fun fact is I love cereal and video games. LOVE.
What is your most embarrassing moment?
Most embarrassing moment is every time I fell while running in high school. That is the worst.
What is your personal style? Can you also talk a bit about SOAH?
I like the European look mixed with the urban California feel. Soah is a brand I created when I was 19.
Thank you for your time Keith, is there anything that you would like to say to your supporters and our readers?
Hard work is undefeated. Stay humble and stay unsatisfied, but grateful and appreciative. Also, Integrity is everything.
This past weekend marked the end of The San Diego Comic. Though it is officially over, there are a lot of panels that I need to catch up on since I have yet to attend. I wanted to bring to your attention a few trailers that interested me. The Walking Dead season 6 promo was shown at the event as was an official promo for the companion series, Fear The Walking Dead. We also got a look at Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
The Walking Dead(may contain some NSFW)
Fear The Walking Dead
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
We have all been waiting for this since season 4 of the hit series, The Walking Dead, ended back in March. We patiently waited for any update on what could possibly happen come season 5. We watched The Talking Dead special on July 6, and the Walker University special just to satisfy our TWD craze. Through all that, we were most excited for what happened today at the San Diego Comic Con. To excite us even more, the first official trailer for season 5 was released. It’s mind-blowing and is a trailer worth slowing down to really decipher everything within it. Come October 12, our eyes will be glued to the screen to enjoy every moment of Rick and Co.