Today we have a wonderful interview with a brilliant artist who was kind enough to share a few words with us here today. That person is Olunike Adeliyi. If you are a simple mind like I am, Olunike could be first recognized for her brilliant performance in the Saw franchise that we know and love here at TWS. But, as per usual, there is so much more to love about Adeliyi. She is an amazing actress, voice over artist, and even the curator of something truly cool to learn about entitled The Monologue Slam that we get into in the conversation below that is absolutely fascinating.
For readers just tuning after the last Comedy Showcase we did, only to find that we have jumped into a Sunday Matinee with a french film about suicidie, and now sharing some words from a brilliant dramatic artist…welcome to the diverse land of Trainwreck’d Society! Art is art, and we appreciate all of it. Whether you are standing in front of an audience with the intention to make the react directly at you, or you are on stage attempting to make the audience feel empowered/frightened because of the words you are saying…we love it all. And because of that we, are truly honored that Olunike Adeliyi was so kind to share a few words with us about her amazing career thus far, and what the future holds for this extremely talented human being. So please enjoy some amazing words from one of our new favorite performers, Olunike Adeliyi!
When did you decide you wanted to be a part of the world of acting? Was it an early deep rooted ambition you can always remember having?
I decided I wanted to pursue acting professionally in my early twenties. I started in background and knew very quickly that this wasn’t the angle where I could be in front of the camera at a higher level. So, I left the industry for a few years to attend theatre school at the Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York to get trained properly and have more opportunities as an actor.