Dr. Ewaul Persaud Sponsors Eleven 11 Project, Lands Role in 3 Movies
Current project: I am featured in three of the Studio 11 Films’projects: Reckless, Torn and Rhythm
Where you were born/where you were raised? East NYC – Brooklyn
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Why did you take this role?
Honestly, I fell into the roles because I sponsored my office for two of the films in support of the 11Eleven11 Project. I believe we should give back and help each other progress. All of the films just happened to be a natural fit allowing me to play myself (a medical doctor). Also, I was excited to be a part of the films because they tackled controversial issues and medical topics we face today like Cancer, HIV/AIDS.
Did you have any particular mentors or inspirations as a young actor? Becoming an actor never crossed my mind until I got involved with Studio 11 Films. Medicine has always been my dream. I’ve been featured on talk shows to talk about medical issues, but if I had to choose an inspiring person who stands out as a phenomenal actor I would have to say Leonardo DiCaprio … He’s excellent and a master at his craft, relates perfect to every role he plays and so believable.
The one movie – attended – that you will never forget?
The Usual Suspects and Pursuit of Happyness.
Your personal acting idols: Denzel Washington and Leonardo DiCaprio
Last good movie you saw: Savages
Some films you consider classics: Star Wars, Titanic and all the James Bond movies
Performer you would drop everything to go see: Maxwell and Kem
Pop culture guilty pleasure: Music industry reality shows: “American Idol,” “X-Factor,” “America’s Got Talent.”
Favorite cities: Miami and the Caribbean, My mother is from Barbados.
First CD/Tape/LP you owned?
Moment you knew you wanted to perform for a living?
Never really wanted to be an actor, medicine has always been my dream. However, I would love to do a medical lifestyle talk show.
Worst flubbed line/missed cue/onstage mishap?
When I was on the set of Torn, I was delivering my lines flawlessly according to the director, but only when the camera was on my counterpart. But, just as soon as the cameras were directly in my face, I stumbled over my lines for about a minute. It was so funny since I’m a bit of a perfectionist. [Laughs]
Most challenging role you have played?
The roles I played in the each of the three films with the 11Eleven11 Project were really easy, since I was in my element, portraying myself, a medical doctor. Therefore, I would have to say that the most challenging role I’ve played is being a real live physician – the medical field is no joke.
Worst job you ever had?
I must say that I’ve never had a job I would characterize as the worst because I was taught to be thankful for every opportunity I was given to earn a living. Growing up, my parents allowed me to focus on my studies so that I could excel at my craft. However, I shoveled snow for the neighbors for money in Brooklyn when I was a kid and I must say, the cold weather was a complaint. [Laughs]
Career you would want if not a performer: I love portraying a doctor in movies, but if I had a choice, I would love to be a medical researcher.
Three things you can’t live without: God, my family and my health