Published on September 24th, 2019 | by Jae Monique0
Lunden De’Leon Signs to STS Branding and Marketing
Lunden DeLeon signs to STS Branding and Marketing. Lunden was recently nominated “Best Leading Actress” for her role as an attorney in “Pure Justice.” She has starred in over fifty movies and television series. Lunden will be starring in “My Husband’s Woman a stage play starring Reginald Ballard in Sumter, SC.
The Hype Magazine had the opportunity to chat with the multi-talented Lunden De’Leon in an interview.
Jae Monique: When did you realize you wanted to become an actress?
Lunden De’Leon: When I first got to Los Angeles, I was broke and crashing on a friend’s couch. One day she asked me to come with her to an audition. I had nothing to lose so I went. The role was much like myself so it wasn’t much of a stretch for me. I nailed the audition and got the part. That’s when I fell in love with acting and found my purpose. Soon after that, I took acting lessons, signed with an agent, and went on to book a number of film and tv roles.
JM: Do you think African American actresses have a harder time finding roles?
De’Leon: Of course we do. I complain and hear a lot of my acting friends complain about the lack of roles for black women in this industry. However, instead of complaining, we need to be behind the camera creating jobs instead of waiting for them to give us one.
JM: How do you prepare yourself for a new role? Are you ever nervous?
De’Leon: I prepare myself by researching my character. Finding out her likes, dislikes, upbringing, and etc. I rarely get nervous.
JM: Are there any roles that you will not play?
De’Leon: I try to stay away from nudity unless it’s necessary for my character and tastefully done.
JM: What would you say has been your biggest role thus far?
De’Leon: I view all my roles as big roles. I’ve been in box office hits and got paid really well with great exposure. I’ve also been in indie films with small budgets… but I respect them all the same.
JM: Who are some of your favorite actors/actresses that you follow?
De’Leon: Viola Davis and Samuel Jackson. I’m praying to work with them one day.
JM: How often do you practice your craft?
De’Leon: As often as possible. If I’m not doing a television show or film, I’m doing local theater. Whatever it takes to stay sharp.
JM: As an actress, what advice would you give to other upcoming actresses?
De’Leon: Find a great acting class and never give up.
JM: How important is imaging within this industry?
De’Leon: Image is everything. That’s just the way it is in this business.
JM: Where can we see you in the near future?
De’Leon: I’m in a play called “My Husband’s Woman” opening October 26 at USC Nettles Auditorium. I’m also starring in the thriller “Payne” shooting later this fall in North Carolina.