Tyler Perry's "If Loving You is Wrong" actress April Parker interview

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So, I caught up with the beautiful actress April Parker for a 1 on 1 interview where I asked questions about being on one of the hottest new hit T.V. Drama's (Tyler Perry's) "If Loving You is Wrong". I wanted to get alil insight for her character "Natalie"as well as being a woman of color in the entertainment industry, Big Chopping, and her role alongside cast member "Viola Davis" in the ABC series "How to get away with Murder"



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April was amazing doing this interview and very down to earth. I absolutely love her spirit and drive! I'm very happy to have had interviewed one of the few natural actress's that's in Hollywood!)

Let's start off by introducing yourself


BC.com : What's your name, where are you from, and what do you do?

April Parker : Hello everyone! My name is April Parker Jones and I am a native of Durham, N.C. I am a Professional Actress, Mom and Wife!


BC.com: Many of our viewers may know you for playing one of the lead roles as "Natalie" on Tyler Perry's new hit show "If Loving You Is Wrong", (reaching 1.7 million viewers each week). How did you feel landing the role as Natalie? Can you relate to her character?
 







So, I caught up with the beautiful actress April Parker for a 1 on 1 interview where I asked questions about being on one of the hottest new hit T.V. Drama's (Tyler Perry's) "If Loving You is Wrong". I wanted to get alil insight for her character "Natalie"as well as being a woman of color in the entertainment industry, Big Chopping, and her role alongside cast member "Viola Davis" in the ABC series "How to get away with Murder"
 




(April was amazing doing this interview and very down to earth. I absolutely love her spirit and drive! I'm very happy to have had interviewed one of the few natural actress's that's in Hollywood!)

Let's start off by introducing yourself 

BC.com : What's your name, where are you from, and what do you do?

 April Parker : Hello everyone!  My name is April Parker Jones and I am a native of Durham, N.C.  I am a Professional Actress, Mom and Wife!

BC.com:  Many of our viewers may know you for playing one of the lead roles as "Natalie" on Tyler Perry's new hit show "If Loving You Is Wrong", (reaching 1.7 million viewers each week). How did you feel landing the role as Natalie? Can you relate to her character?


AP: What a blessing to know that so many are enjoying the show!!! So you know, the episodes only get better from here! Landing the role of Natalie has been the most exciting opportunity in my caree
r thus far!  I find it an absolute joy and privilege to bring life to her.  From the very beginning, I have connected with Natalie in so many ways because we are so much alike.  Like Natalie, I am a Mom in real life.  That dynamic in itself helps me to better understand the struggles and decisions that Natalie sometimes finds herself in.  I can also relate to Natalie's strong, prideful and protective nature as I have and continue to be that to my loved ones.  Natalie also feels the need that she needs to control things more than she should and I can understand because I have also felt and acted on that need in my life as well.
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BC.com : You've appeared on many popular shows such as Scandal, CSI: Miami, 90210, and a part as "Darcy Hawkins" in the series "Jericho". What were some of your experiences like, being on so many well known shows?

AP:Performing on each of these shows was a magnificent learning experience!  Prior to Jericho, I had only done theater work - so each time I was blessed with the opportunity to work on these awesome shows it was hands-on learning!  It helped me to quickly discover the difference between theater and television. Being on these well known shows really helped to grow my resume which in turn allowed me to be taken seriously when it comes to having a chance to audition for bigger roles each year. Additionally, I was able to meet a lot of cool actors, directors, makeup and crew people.



BC.com : Have you always wanted to become an actress? When did you first discover you had a talent for acting?

AP: I have been acting since the ripe ole age of 5!  Right away I knew that acting fulfilled a void in my life.  I still had aspirations of maybe becoming a Pediatrician as a young child and even when I first went to college I had my hopes set on a being Media Journalist.  It wasn't until I did a one woman show for my college final that I knew that I had a talent for acting and decided to pursue it on a professional level.

BC.com : What advice can you give to an aspiring Woman of Color, who'd like to have a career in acting?

AP: My advice is to learn everything you can about the craft of acting and continue to keep yourself open to learn forever.  Hone those other talents in your life that will be of service to the world and lucrative for your life.  Finally, create your own stuff.  It is important that you can still be creative even when the jobs aren't being booked.



BC.com : Who and What inspires (as well as motivates) you to keep positive, and do what you love to do everyday?

AP:My Mom has always been an inspiration to me.  She raised four of us all the while instilling a strong work ethic, compassion and love of God.  My Husband and my children are my backbone!  They keep things in perspective for me and provide me with unconditional love.  In my daily life I love to hang with my daughters and my husband, exercise and keep the house running at optimal speed!




 BC.com : Have you always had Natural Hair?
What do you love about your hair? Do you have any favorite hair products/accessories that you absolutely have to have?


AP: I have not always wore my hair in its natural state.  For years I had a relaxer.  Nearly 2 years ago after wanting to make sure I was a good example for my daughters, I decided to do the big chop. Since than, my 15 year has also done the big chop and embraced her natural beauty.  My 5 year old knows no other hair except her natural hair.... and I pray that as she gets older she plans on keeping it that way.  I love that my hair is weather proof, it is strong and regal and it is full of life as it grows up towards the sun!  I love my hair because it is how my Creator designed me in Her image!  YES!!! I love using coconut oil, Shea Butter and Creme of Nature's Argan Oil Leave In Spray Conditioner.  "I absolutely have to have my afro pick with the black fist on the handle!"

BC.com : Does having Natural Hair affect the roles you may or may not obtain when auditioning for a particular part?

AP: Great question!  I am pretty sure having natural hair affects the roles that I may or may not obtain. But I am not concerned with that at all!!  Because the bottom line is that if the role is meant for me then it will be mine. I am open to wearing a wig or extensions for a role if it makes sense for the character.


BC.com : What are some of your favorite accomplishments in life? What have you learned from them?

AP: My most favorite accomplishments in life are being a Mother to my girls.  I have learned patience, commitment and the beauty of selflessness from that responsibility.  I am also proud of becoming a wife. I never really imagined myself being married, but when you have a soul mate out there you just have to be obedient!!  I have known my husband for over 10 years now and I have learned teamwork, unconditional love and evolution.

BC.com : What new projects/roles can we expect from April within the next year?

AP: I was blessed to recur on the hit ABC series, "How to Get Away With Murder", alongside Viola Davis this year.  Additionally, I will be gearing up to shoot a new season of Tyler Perry's "If Loving You Is Wrong" on OWN.


BC.com : What are some of the most important things that you've learned in life?

AP: The most important thing I have learned in life is to keep the main thing the main thing and the main thing is God and God is LOVE.

Where can our readers find you?


www.aprilparker-jones.com

Twitter a_parkerjones
IG: A_ParkerJones
FB - April Parker Jones

Thank You so much again April for allowing BaronessCountess.com to interview you! We love you! <3

Also : ( Make sure to tune in on the OWN network Tues, at 9/8c for April's character "Natalie" on "If Loving You Is Wrong")


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