Vivica A. Fox - Hollywood Unmasked


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Vivica A. Fox - Hollywood Unmasked
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Few actresses in Hollywood can rival the duration, diversity, or level of success that Vivica A. Fox has had over the past three-plus decades. This interview is LOADED with SUCCESS PRINCIPLES that apply in any industry Many people know Vivica from her work on the popular show, Empire, but she’s equally adept as an actress on the big screen, as a producer, director, author, entrepreneur, and television host. She started out as a dancer on Soul Train, moved to daytime soaps, then starred as Will Smith’s girlfriend in Independence Day, and in Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill. She’s also worked extensively in prime-time television and as a producer/co-star in the Lifetime crime drama Missing for which she received an NAACP Image Award. Most recently, she refocused her energy on hosting the podcast, Hustling with Vivica A. Fox. These credits barely scratch the surface of my multi-talented guest who has been blessed with charismatic energy, wisdom, and drive to sustain her long and storied career. Listen to Vivica explain why versatility is one of the secrets to her longevity which is more important than ever since crossover is now the norm in the industry. Vivica also has some great Patti LaBelle stories, too. Without giving anything away, you will never think about shoes the same way again after hearing what Patti told her one day on set. We go into how Independence Day changed her life. How could it not with Will Smith as your acting coach? After that film, Vivica’s phone rang off the hook with one offer after another, including the groundbreaking film Set It Off. You’ll also hear what Vivica has to say about being a woman of color and the difference between being famous and having a career in today’s Hollywood. It’s fascinating. The best way to gain insights on what it takes to be successful is to listen to what someone who has been successful for a long time has to say about it. In that regard, very few people can match what Vivica A. Fox has to say.

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