Entertainment

Leslie Day: From Extra to Actress

Fri., Jun. 29, 2012 7:18 AM EDT
by Yvette Caslin

Full given name: Leslie Marie Day
Current Project: Reckless (Studio 11 Films/11 Eleven 11 Project)
What drew you to this project?
The message — how each and every one of us as people has been “reckless” at some point in our lives, whether it is in our health, finances, relationships or our bodies. Our gift from God is our life, so the decisions we make affect where will be in the future, who we will be in the future and if we have a positive future.

Where were you born/where were you raised?
I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pa., home of the Steelers

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

What do you hope viewers walk away with after seeing this project?
Personal responsibility and that we can change if we make a conscious decision to do so, all things are possible.

Who are your personals idols in the industry?
Denzel Washington

Performer(s) you would drop everything to go see:
LL Cool J, Babyface, Usher

What’s on your music playlist?
Gospel, old school R&B, and definitely old school hip-hop

MAC or PC?
PC

Worst job you ever had:
The worst job I ever had was telemarketing — selling windows.

Three things you can’t live without:
Lip gloss, lotion, deodorant.

Most-visited websites:
IMDb, Facebook, dream dictionary

Last book you read:
International Marketing, I am a grad student.

Last good movie you saw:
Mission Impossible 3, Jumping the Broom

Some films you consider classics:
Brown Sugar – I love hip-hop, Purple Rain, The Wiz, The Wizard of Oz, Ghost, Scarface, Gladiator, The Crow, Tequila Sunrise, and the Passion of the Christ

Favorite screen or commercial opportunities:
Too early to say.

Previous work?
I worked as an extra … on several films, I Can Do Bad All By Myself, Remember the Titans, The Temptations mini-series, and Sudden Death, which is what drew me to work in film behind the scenes, as well as being a working actor.

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