This week’s TDQ Q&A is with actress Ruth Reynolds. Ruth spoke to us about her latest movie, “Voodoo,” how she got into acting and how she handles bad advice. Here is this week’s TDQ Q&A with Ruth Reynolds:
The Daily Quarterly: What made you want to be in show business?
Ruth Reynolds: I loved where your mind got to when watching a movie. You became a part of it. We would re-enact moments from films and TV that we found amusing. I realized as a kid these adults were getting to tell stories and play pretend. I wanted to affect people in the same way when I grew up. I wanted to always be able to be a kid at heart. Show business was perfect for that.
TDQ: Who was your favorite actress growing up?
RR: I had many actresses I’ve looked up to throughout the years but growing up my favorite was and still is Lucille Ball.
TDQ: What was your favorite movie growing up?
RR: It was a tie between “Braveheart” and “Dirty Dancing.”
TDQ: Who are your influences?
RR: Too many to mention. My biggest influence in life would be my siblings. They always taught me that if you love what you do, then you should follow that passion.
TDQ: What is the best advice you have ever gotten?
RR: Life begins after your comfort zone.
TDQ: What is the worst advice you have ever gotten?
RR: I don’t believe in bad advice… If someone gives you bad advice then you can question it and realize there is always something to learn and gain from.
TDQ: Tell us about your latest movie, “VooDoo”
RR: Voodoo was a blast to shoot. An amazing cast and crew. It was a cool experience going from the fun loving cousin to a possessed being. Don’t want to give any spoilers away.
TDQ: What project are you working on next?
RR: I’m in the process of producing and acting in a film called “Walk of Shame” and within the next year will start working on a thriller film called Witchula.
TDQ: What advice would you give to someone who wants to become an actor or actress?
RR: Be yourself, love what you do and don’t give up.
TDQ: Where do you see yourself in five years?
RR: Bringing stories to life.