An Interview with Felicia
TE: What is your name?
TE: Where were you born?
MM: Philadelphia, PA
TE: At what age did you first realize you wanted to be an actor?
TE: What was your first time in front of an audience like?
MM: I was extremely nervous, but once I got started the crew made me very comfortable and at ease.
TE: Where did you originally hear about Mrs. Jackson’s “Truly Everlasting” The Movie and what drew your attention to this project?
MM: I originally saw the casting call on a website when I was looking for auditions for my son. The project and characters looked interesting so I submitted my son’s information and then I submitted my own.
TE: What has been the most challenging part of translating your character from the book to the big screen?
MM: Honestly, not much because I felt Felicia and I have many of the same characteristics; especially the love we have for our family and our protectiveness towards them. The most challenging part was Austin not having a father. My husband is a wonderful father to our two sons and it was hard imagining him not being there to help me raise them into men.
TE: How has it been working with the Cast and Crew? and with Mrs. Jackson herself?
MM: Everyone has been simply amazing. From day one, the cast and crew have gone out of their way to support me and help give me the confidence to do something I have never done before. I feel so blessed and appreciative to have had the opportunity to work and know such wonderful and talented people.
Not many people can say that they have had the chance to work with their children, let alone, star in a movie with them. Mrs. Jackson took a chance on me and my son and gave us the opportunity of a lifetime. This is something we will NEVER forget and our family is eternally thankful to her!
TE: What did you learn from this production? What do you hope to take away from this experience?
MM: I learned so much from this production about acting and also about myself I wouldn’t know where to begin. I’ll just say that I learned that anything is possible and “stepping outside of your box” is a very necessary part of living life to the fullest!
TE: What are your plans after filming is done?
MM: I can definitely say that I have caught the “acting bug” and I hope to act again.
TE: Anything you want to say to the fans of Mrs. Jackson that are eagerly awaiting this film?
MM: I hope that you enjoy the film as much as I loved making it.