Growing up, I was a big fan of the tv show Degrassi. So when I came across Andrea Lewis on Twitter, I was excited and nervous. Not only because she was a celebrity, but I remembered seeing her on Degrassi all the time. Which made me think of an idea,” What if I interviewed her for my blog?” Now even though the thought sounded interesting, I was still apprehensive. But after a few minutes of mustering up enough courage, I sent her a tweet, and the rest is history. So to get to know more about this actress, then continue to read on.
Who Is Andrea Lewis?
Andrea Lewis who is a Canadian born actress is a talented young lady. Best known for her role as Hazel from the tv teen drama Degrassi, she has come a long way since then.
Along with starring in the Disney movie Cadet Kelly, she has also starred in a variety of other films. Some of which includes Nickelodeon’s musical “Spectacular” and her web series called “Black Actress”. Through her acting, and singing skills Andrea Lewis has been able to make her dreams come true. Though despite it all, she remains to stay humble while inspiring others through her youtube channel.
Web Series: Black Actress
Working alongside producers Issa Rae and Tatyana Ali, her series has become a hit and inspiration for many black actresses. In which she portrays herself as the main character. Of a black actress that struggles to make it big in Hollywood through many ups and downs.
Besides portraying herself in the series, she also features a variety of successful black female actresses at the beginning of each episode. Some of which include Amber Riley, Vanessa Bell, Essence Atkins, and more.
Q & A
1.) How did you get into acting?
A: I was very blessed to have been approached by a casting director when I was a toddler. My mom and I were at the mall, and she gave my mom her business card. She thought I was cute enough to do “baby modeling” and my mom thought about it for a while. After much thinking, she decided to take a leap of faith and contact the casting director. After that, I started doing commercials and print ads, and the rest is history. Eventually, I was lucky enough to progress and book roles on TV and film.
2.) As a kid, did you ever dream of becoming an actress?
A: Since I started in the business as a kid i’ve always felt like it was a natural fit. I couldn’t picture myself doing anything else besides being an actress and a singer for the rest of my life.
3.) What is something about you that many people may not know?
A: I’m left-handed
4.) Any influences or people that inspired you?
A: My biggest influence I would have to say is my mother. She has been my biggest supporter when it comes to believing in my dreams and living the life that I want! Besides that, I am also inspired by all kinds of art since I am a huge art lover. Whether it’s in the form of film, music, dance or anything else I always appreciate art. I can find inspiration pretty much anywhere I go!
5.) As an actress, do you ever find it a challenge to reinvent yourself?
A: Not really because as an actress, your job is to portray different characters. By doing this, you’re in some way always “re-inventing” yourself. As a person, I’m always in search of bettering myself, and that is also in-directly “re-inventing” myself. Because I’m constantly growing and improving and I’m not the same “Andrea” that I was last year.
6.) Do you have a motto that you live by?
A: My 2014 Motto is “Find A Way”. You’ve gotta find a way to do whatever it is you want to do!
7.) Besides acting, what are other things you enjoy doing off camera?
A: Besides acting, I am also a singer. So I spend most of my time writing and recording songs when I’m not acting in front of the camera. I also love traveling as well as relaxing on the beach as much as I can.
8.) What are your future plans and endeavors for the rest of 20l4?
A: I’m working on a 2nd season of my web series, “Black Actress” and a new album! 🙂