- Posted August 6, 2013 by
Charlotte, North Carolina
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From hobby to job
Tyrice Lollis: More Than Just A Smile
He studied actors such as Denzel Washington, James Earl Jones, Isaiah Washington and Sidney Poitier. Watched several movies to learn the dynamics of acting so he could better his craft. I must say that Mr. Lollis’s homework has paid off big time! Mr. Lollis is about to be a busy man. He just filmed another season of the web series, Lyon’s Den, a short film Trick or Treat written by Krystol Diggs, directed by Mason Price, a film titled If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It written by Krystol Diggs, directed by David Drew, and Rough Patch Twisted Fate directed by Tone’ Brown. Mr. Lollis is well on his way!
Mr. Tyrice Lollis doesn’t just act. He’s also the father of two children and is in college receiving his degree. Mr. Lollis states that there aren’t a lot of actors that are 33, in school with two children. Just because you get older doesn’t mean that your dreams have to stop. As we can see Tyrice is a living witness of that! Mr. Lollis quotes: “ I’m not a baby daddy, I’m a father.I want to provide my kids with a great life.” I asked Tyrice what advice did he have for his children if they were to enter the same business that he’s in with acting? He states, “ He wants his children to know that he became an actor in his 30’s and he did. He wants his kids to know that he stayed out of the tabloids and wants them to think he’s a hero. He will educate his kids on the business and always guide them.
Like most actors, they have always had their favorite movies. Mr. Lollis has a few favorite such as Coming To America, Crash, The Five Heartbeats, Oceans 11, and Boyz In The Hood, to name a few. Having speaking with an influence of his Tony Vaughn from Tyler Perry’s Meet The Browns, gave him some great advice. Mr. Vaughn states, “ It’s about being and not about acting.” Mr. Lollis says that you don’t act the part you have to be that actor. If it’s a doctor, you aren’t acting like a doctor you are the doctor. For aspiring actors Mr. Lollis states that you can do it. Always promote yourself and condition yourself in this business. You will be able to see your dream come true. While other’s are home sleeping, study your craft and be the best that you can be. As I wrapped up the interview with Mr. Lollis, I asked him if he had any regrets? His response was, “ No. Your gift always makes room for you.” I must say that I enjoyed learning about Mr. Lollis. Stay tuned because I’m certain we will see more of him.
“ Change requires change.” ~ Tyrice Lollis
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