New to the big screen, actress #EricaPinkett embodies her role as #AyanaJackson in the much talked about #Tupac Shakur biopic, “#AllEyezOnMe.” Playing alongside #DemetriusShipp Jr., #CoryHardrict and #KatGraham, Erica proves that she is ready to take on Hollywood at full speed. Moving far past her days on VH1’s Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta, Erica has focused on perfecting her craft and uses her previous experience to sustain a spot within the industry. In a recent conversation with theJasmineBrand.com correspondent @MalikkaMichelle, Erica discusses her Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta stint, warding off the negative opinions plaguing “All Eyez On Me,” and gaining respect in Hollywood after appearing on reality TV. Peep the excerpts below.
On how she got into acting: "I moved to ATL in 2011 and when I moved I wasn’t even thinking about the entertainment industry at all. I had gone to Howard University for psychology so when I came down here, I was looking for non-profit work. Videos were an extra something on the side, and I fell in love with acting after my first few acting classes. I just did it just to do it. I fell in love with it."
Her experience on VH1’s Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta: "One of the things I’m thankful for because the Love & Hip-Hop opportunity allowed certain people in the film industry to see me. I had to prove myself. A lot of people they say that they act, or they do music, but they’re not really skilled. I’ve taken years and years of classes and coaching and direction and taking direction and guidance from my mentor." On her transition from reality TV to the big screen: It’s funny because when I first was doing reality... Read more on #theJasmineBRAND.com (#lhha #lhh #2pac)