Skai Jackson Says "Taking Acting Lessons Doesn’t Mean You’re 'BAD'."
"Just because you go to acting classes doesn’t mean you’re a bad actor," Skai says.
30 September 2019 by Fonticha Tran
Skai Jackson at the "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" World Premiere, El Capitan, Hollywood, CA 12-14-15 — Photo by s_bukley
Disney's Jessie and Bunk'd star, Skai Jackson, opens up to fans about choosing to take acting lessons, and explains that taking them doesn’t mean you’re “bad”.
In a YouTube collaboration with YouTuber ‘Bloveslife’, Skai reveals to fans that when she started, she'd never taken acting classes. Everything she did was self-taught and came naturally.
However, Skai revealed that filming two Disney Channel series made her feel kind of stuck, so she decided to start taking acting lessons.
Skai then reiterates that taking acting classes doesn’t mean you’re a bad actor.
I “Just [because] you go to acting classes doesn’t mean you’re a bad actor. You’re just improving your skills.”
Now, whenever there's an audition, Skai always calls her acting coach to go over her lines because she believes that although she might be doing the lines well, there might be something she could work on.
Although it hasn't been that long since Skai started these acting classes, Skai explains that it's only one on one so she wants to try going to improv classes where there are multiple students doing improv at once.
I "I really want to do that, but I’ve been like a little bit scared and shied away from it. But I think I’m just gonna go for it."
Now, what about singing lessons?
Nowadays, it almost seems like Disney stars have to be able to sing as well as act. After all, musicals are doing pretty well on Disney Channel. Take a look at the recent Disney successes: Descendants, and Zombies. (Think High School Musical but with the supernatural genre).
Anyway, Skai explains that singing is not really her “niche” and that she doesn’t feel the need to copy what her fellow actors are doing.
I “Like, a lot of people like in the industry would just like sing just cos everyone else is doing it, but I’m like I’m good.”
However, Skai reveals that she will probably start taking singing lessons soon because "you never know."
I “There’s roles that come out the blue, and you have to sing in the auditions, and I don't want to be embarrassed.”
I "There might be a role that I would have to sing, so I’m open to it. I’m never like, 'No. I won’t do it.' I will never say I won’t do anything until I’ve tried.
Skai's book, Reach for the Skai: How to Inspire, Empower, and Clapback can now be pre-ordered for its release on October 1.
Fonticha Tran is a news writer at Exclusive Hollywood and is also responsible for researching and writing news articles. She also keeps track of the celebrities’ on our watchlist while monitoring their social media for any new updates.
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