American actress chats with Weekender
Starring in a number of prominent roles in her versatile career, actress Nicki Micheaux is captivating audiences and sparking up conversations in the new "The Fosters" spinoff drama series "Good Trouble," season one of which is now airing. Having been 100% certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, and maintaining the momentum of its predecessor, the eagerly anticipated show has lived up to expectations and has a strong fan following in Bahrain as well. The series is offering a real glimpse into what it is like being in your 20s and figuring out adulthood in 2019.
Fresh off of her film festival run with her genre-defying, horror crime caper film ‘Lowlife’, also 100% certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, Micheaux is showing no signs of slowing down. With a recurring guest role on CBS's "S.W.A.T." and more projects in the works, 2019 is bound to be her year. Weekender was able to have an exclusive chat with the rising star as she shared how she chooses her projects, what to look forward to and if she plans to visit Bahrain anytime soon.
W. What inspired you to become an actress?
Micheaux: At the time, I was in school and preparing to get a professional degree. But once I got on stage the first time, it was the only thing I truly loved doing. And even though it was not what I went to school for, once I was bitten by the acting bug, there was no turning back.
W. How did you decide on taking up a role in the “Good Trouble” series?
Micheaux: I really loved the chance to be a part of a story dealing with the criminal justice system. Also this character is a really strong woman and in many ways a hero.
W. How do you choose your roles and what has been the most memorable role for you till date?
Micheaux: I really love stories that have complicated characters. Especially flawed characters. It gives you the best stuff to play.
W. Looking into your positively reviewed film ‘Low Life’, which medium do you feel works better when showcasing your acting chops – movies or series?
Micheaux: Ah I’m always going to love movies because we usually get more time to rehearse. But the great thing about television is the depth of life we can talk about. So a great series can really say so much more about a person or the world. So I guess I like both!
W. What are you most looking forward to among all the projects aligned for 2019?
Micheaux: I’d have to say I’m looking forward to my latest role in “In The Dark” (CW) because I finally get to play the bad guy!
W. When you’re not working, where do you focus your energy and your time?
Micheaux: I give my time and energy to raising my children, I am also focused upon the fight against poverty worldwide, as an ambassador for Oxfam. Aside from that, preaching self-care and acceptance is something I am very passionate about.
W. Have you ever been to the Middle East and would you consider coming over to Bahrain this year?
Micheaux: I’ve never been to the Middle East, but I would love to go, especially to Bahrain. There’s so much there I want to see!