Recently, TheRichest spoke with Page Kennedy, actor and rapper, who stars in the soon-to-be-released sci-fi/fantasy movie, The Meg alongside his fellow actor and friend, Rainn Wilson. You can read more about the new movie, which hits theaters on Aug 10, 2018, here in our exclusive interview with Kennedy.
One theme that kept popping up during our interview was the importance of passion for following dreams and achieving goals. In our exclusive interview, you'll read about the risky moment that Kennedy put it all on the line for his shot at fame and how that gamble turned out to be very beneficial for the current status of his career.
Before he was a well-known figure in the entertainment industry, Kennedy had barely been a resident of Los Angeles when a friend from a Shakespeare festival Kennedy had participated in told him about an audition that was taking place at the Sony studio lot. Pretending to be a courier with a delivery, Kennedy (along with an actor pal) managed to get into the studio lot and make the "delivery" of his headshot and resume directly to a casting associate.
He hadn't had any film or TV credits to his name at the time and also was not represented but an agent but his gusto along with his 25 theater credits managed to win him a role on a pilot TV show.
"You can pray, you can hope, you can wish, you can put all of your energy into something but until you actually go out and attempt to make it happen yourself, it will never transpire," Kennedy told us of the experience. "I feel like going after your dreams is a must."
We also wanted to know if Kennedy had any advice for any of our readers who might be aspiring actors or aspiring rappers who are looking for guidance in pursuing their own dreams.
"Be real to yourself, push yourself," Kennedy told us. "Be great and care about being great and to care about leaving music or projects that last forever that years later, if someone comes along, they can still be moved by your work."
Something that stuck with us were Kennedy's words about trends. He mentioned that trends come and go but telling a strong story is what matters and audiences are able to tell the difference between the two.
"...If you do something from the heart and it means something and you tell stories… stories never get old," Kennedy said. "Shakespeare has taught us that. Stories will be stories no matter what time it is."