Tuesday, October 09, 2007

The Ordered Steps of Actress Tasha Smith

To look at us, Tasha Smith and I have nothing in common. She's tall, statuesque even. Simply I'm not. And unlike the extremely close cut of her identical twin sister, Sidra, flowing long tresses frame Tasha's pretty, smiling face. As for me, low maintenance salon-styled locks rule the day. And with her distinctive voice and boundless energy she commands attention in a room without even trying. More often than not I have to announce my presence. Usually, I slip into a room unnoticed, sit in the "cut" and observe just as I did when visiting her acting class.

So just what could a camera-shy blogger and a camera ready actress from Camden, NJ, have in common? The answer surprisingly revealed itself recently during our interview after the L.A. Focus First Ladies High Tea, co-hosted this year by Tasha and her paster, Dr. Beverly "Bam" Crawford of the Bible Enrichment Fellowship International Church. With spirits uplifted thanks to rousing performances by CeCe Winans and Byron Cage, we sat in the limo--the most quiet and convenient place to do an interview when pressed for time--to discussed her faith, her role in Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?, and T.S.A.W. (pronounced t-saw).

Part 1: Spirituality, Tyler, and playing Angela

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Part 2: Getting to know the girls

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Actress Denise Boutte was not purposely omitted. She and Tasha have worked together before. And in the film her role as the shady outsider eliminates her from "girlfriend" status.

Part 3: The Tasha Smith Actors Workshop

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So what does former T.S.A.W. student and local radio personality, Zenja Stewart, think about Tasha as a teacher and her role in Why Did I Get Married? (She's seated second from the left on the second row in the picture below.)

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And now after this insightful interview, if you are still unsure what Tasha and I have in common, then seek and you shall find in 2 Corinthians 5:7," for we walk by faith, not by sight".

Click here to learn more about The Tasha Smith Actors Workshop.

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