B.J.: As an actor, you have the ability to become a visual representation of an idea or an actual person in history. Iíve seen Denzel become Malcolm X; and Jack Nicholson, The Joker. I want the chance to embody a character that has the power to affect an audience the way these great actors affected me.
Disilgold: What new projects are you working on?
B.J.: As of this interview; Iím filming Slums 13 along side Mark Dacascos, Taimak and Akon. Iím also slated to play a character in a stage play for New Level Productions, touring this summer with Chico DeBarge. The next thing you will probably see however is my calendar, which we will begin shooting in the next month.
Disilgold: What do you do in your spare time when you are not acting?
B.J.: In my spare time, I like the company of close friends and family. Iím involved in other business ventures that take up a good portion of my free time. But I try to make time for the people in my life.
Disilgold: Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?
B.J.: Hopefully; happy, healthy and wise.
Disilgold: Do you have any advice to aspiring actors?
B.J.: Love what you do because the beginning is the most challenging time.
Disilgold: You have a great sense of style, what fashion tips can you give for fellows?
B.J.: Thank you. Um, I would say; donít over think it. No matter what you wear, youíre not going to please everybody. Keep it simple.
Disilgold: What qualities do you look for in a woman?
B.J.: Ha ha! Honestly, I love a woman that knows how to be a lady. I love the woman that laughs and jokes and plays games; but I also love the woman that knows how to put on that dinner dress and heels, go out and be catered to. Its a beautiful thing to have a lady that lets you please her; um, cater to her.
Disilgold: What movies or actor's works would you recommend to the Disilgold audience?
B.J.: Morgan Freeman and Mel Gibson in my opinion are two of the best ever. For actors, I would also suggest Will Smith's performance in I am Legend. The movie may have received mixed reviews; but he made the audience feel the emotion of his character.
Disilgold: I hear you are going to debut in Tyler Perry's House of Payne, America's number one show? How does this feel and will you be a regular on the show or is the Hollywood Movie screen calling you?
B.J.: While there are currently no talks about my becoming a recurring character on the show, I hope to have the opportunity to be on the small screen and the big screen throughout my career. Different venues are proving to be a learning experience, and a time of personal and professional growth.
Disilgold: Most actors have a lot of preparation before auditions and casting? What casting tips do you suggest to actors?
B.J.: Difficult as it may be; try not to worry about what the last person did or what the next will do. Work with what you have to do the best you can do.
Disilgold: There have been a lot of celebrity mishaps. Do you think you will be able to handle the paparazzi per say your acting career takes off in 2008? You were issued an Actor of the Year Award for several entities which is major.
B.J.: Thank you. With any new undertaking, comes new responsibilities; I feel prepared for what lies ahead, and trust that those around me will keep me informed.
Disilgold: When you are on the next flight to a movie screening what books will you be reading?
B.J.: Mostly books concerning real life changing stories, like those of Robert Kiyosaki and Russ Whitney.
Disilgold: You've got to work out. What is your exercise regimen?
B.J.: I stay active a lot of different ways. I try to lift a few days a week; and play football or basketball in between time.
Disilgold: Where are you from and what is your nationality?
B.J.: I was born in Augusta, GA to an African-American Mother and European Father.
Disilgold: If you could say something to inspire young children out there, what would be your quote of inspiration?
B.J.: The life you live today is based on yesterday's choices. So make good ones.
Disilgold: The Disilgold Soul Magazine family loves Tyler Perry's books. Do you see yourself writing a book one day and could you share the topic you're contemplating?
B.J.: Certainly. Im keeping notes of my journey now. I think we all have a great story in us, and I think my personal story is the first one I want to share.
Disilgold: Well, we look forward to your projects and possible literary works, but most of all wish you success in 2008. Will you let your Disilgold family know what you're doing and all about your tour upcoming or how fans can keep in touch? Do you have a MYSPACE site?
B.J.: Of course; all of my movie, television and tour information you can find on myspace at www.myspace.com/bradjamestheactor. Also I can be found at www.IMDB.com the Internet Movie Data Base. Just search for my name and click on the picture.
Disilgold: Thanks so much Brad for granting Disilgold an interview away from your busy schedule.
B.J: Itís been my pleasure. So, this means Im in the Disilgold family, right?
Disilgold: This is an honor for us. I sense a multi-talented actor on the rise who is going to make major moves within the next few years. Wishing you much continued success from the fam. Please keep us informed of all great happenings.
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The heavily anticipated movie previews have received critical acclaim and top buzz has it, Brad is the new "Black Bruce Lee" of this era. The television industry nabbed him recently for one of Atlanta's hottest new shows, "HOT IN ATL". Simply called Brad James "The Actor" he's also working on a film score with starring Taimak from the Last Dragon called "Slum 13".
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