Wednesday, 28 September 2011

REGINA BEAVERS (Part II): The actress talks body image and her rewarding new stage role

CAREER WOMAN: Beavers channels her alter ego Hope Sinclair.

In the second part of our exclusive one-on-one with media personality and rising actress Regina Beavers, we hear how she feels about everything from her physical appearance to her burgeoning career success:

On how she really feels about her body:
“I am very conscious of my image because [on TV] the camera puts on 10 pounds. So I’m thinking that you have to be 10 pounds lighter than you normally would be. People think I’m a lot bigger than I normally am. I get a lot of ‘But you’re not that big!’ And it bothers me because I am a big girl, but in my mind I’m very dainty, you can pick me up and throw me in the air. (Laughs)”

On “the perfect age”:
“I want to be 32; I think that’s the perfect age. It’s like you are more sophisticated, and people will start taking you more seriously. (Laughs)”

On playing high-powered attorney Hope Sinclair in October’s A Gift for Mom:
“I like that [the character] has different layers. You’re not gonna quite understand her at first when you see her. But she is human, she is not perfect. And I like that she’s real. She’s always had to be this tough, sophisticated and focused individual. But she’s been so busy that she’s missed out on the little things in life.”

On her newfound professional success:
“I know it’s a bit corny, but it’s all God’s work. It’s never really understandable. But for me, this is just the beginning, and I’m looking forward to the future. I still have a lot to learn and more to do. I’m interested in writing and producing scripts, and hopefully becoming a part of the local film industry.”

>>Regina’s Inspiration:
*BOOK: Your Best Life Now by Joel Osteen. “It makes you think about life positively.”
*SONG: Beyonce’s “1+1.” “I love, love, love that song. It speaks to so many things.”
*ICON: Oprah Winfrey. “I admire the charity work that she does. I like that she gives back, and that’s where I want to be. The more she gives, the more she gets. That’s how it works.”

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