Interview | Darius M. Thompson

Darius M. Thompson.  Betty Riggs and Tom Libertiny first met Darius when Betty cast him in her gospel musical A Mother’s Heart.  When Betty and Tom were talking about the need to find an actor who was able to play the complex role of Seth in the Null Paradox film Addiction, Darius immediately came to mind.  After seeing his ability to perform the subtleness required in the film and knowing that Darius also has a bigger-than-life personality in the real world, he was the obvious choice to play Seth in our live performances.  Please welcome Darius to the role of Seth!

Darius M. Thompson Null Paradox film Addiction Photography by Tom Libertiny

Seth
Darius M. Thompson
Null Paradox film Addiction
Photography by Tom Libertiny

Interview with Darius M. Thompson

 

Question~When did you decide that acting was one of your passions?

Darius~

I decided acting was a passion at a young age. I realized how much I loved to impersonate actors, characters and that I had a high level of energy for it, also It came naturally for me.

Question~In your roles, how do you view comedy and spirituality meshing?

Darius~

I believe mixing the two can be good when you keep it clean! It shows that you can still reach someone spiritually and adding humor in there to grab them.

Question~What’s the story behind landing your role in Sparkle?

Darius~

I was simply looking in the news paper and they had a section that was searching for extras in Detroit. So I emailed the individual. Before you know it, I was emailing headshots to the assistant and got a call to come and be an extra. It was an exhilarating experience.

Question~What’s your magical book moment?

Darius~

I’ve always been into inspirational books, so my book moment would have to be from my current book I’m reading “The Five Love Languages”. It is very deep in figuring out what is you and your spouses love language and how to communicate it.

Question~Who is your biggest movie influence(s) and why?

Darius~

I love to watch movies. Over the last few years I’ve watched movies differently. They are influential and inspiring to me. As I watch different actors in different movies it makes me look at self and I ask myself if I could play the role or would it be challenging.

Darius M. Thompson Illustration by Ana Cruz

Seth
Darius M. Thompson
Illustration by Ana Cruz

Question~What personality traits do you share with the Null Paradox character Seth?

Darius~

I believe Seth and I share a few traits. As far as the non-assuming vibe he gives out. The person behind the scenes on a master plan is something we also share!

Question~As an actor, what do you plan to bring to the story of Null Paradox live?

Darius~

I plan to bring high energy and focus to the live show. The same persistence I have been showing in the films that we are shooting.

 

 

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