Written By: Samantha Cee
Interview By: Pilar Scratch
For our inspirational Lives Series We deiced to branch into the world of Acting . With Haitian Roots and a Canadian background Dominique Elysee is a Rising actress with a vast resume Such as Starring in an Orbits Commercial , Vampire Diaries , and newly Had a supporting Role in the Movie "Kings of Newark" Starring Jason Weaver and Colion Powell . We got the vast opportunity to catch up with the emerging actress during our Fashion Gxd Magazine Photo Shoot "Digitally Fashion Issues " Covering Reality Television Starts , Amina BuddaFly, Dylan Dili , and Flo Kaja ... Here's a voyage down this "Inspiring Life " Dominique Elysee ......
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Fashion Gxd Magazine : What is your favorite aspect of being an actress
Dominique Elysee : my favorite aspect of being an actress is allowing myself to become someone else and feel all the emotions!
FGM: what was most of the single most important decision you made that contributed to your success:
DE: my main painful decision was moving from Montreal Canada to NYC living my family and close friends but I become stronger.
FGM: what would you say are the top 3 skills needed to be successful actress
DE: Confident , open-minded, and a great memory
FGM: what have been some of your failure and what have you learn from them?
DE: My life is not perfect any failure or disappointment I encounter got me stronger and it was a lesson learned for me to move on and approach situations in a different way to avoid the same mistake !
FGM: What ignited the spark in you to start a actress venture or to pursue your career?
DE: Ever since I was a little girl my cousins from Montreal always got me involved into entertainment fashion shows radio host interview etc they always put me in the spot light and one summer I decided to move to Miami to try out for some video modeling and a video director told me you should look into acting and I apply for school in LA and NYC and from than I fall in love with it! It was very therapeutic for me to do that!
FGM: Do you believe there is some sort of pattern or formula to becoming a successful actress?
DE: No I don’t think there is any formula this industry is very unpredictable the formula is
never give up know your craft and be very confident!
FGM: To what do you most attribute your success? What would say are the five key elements for being a successful actress ?
DE: wHAT attribute my success my success is that I don’t take NO for an answer I love to prove people wrong when they doubting me the five key elements for being a a successful actress is 1 is to not be scared to take risk 2 express yourself your emotion your feeling 3 learn to react because of acting is reacting 4 don’t be scared to look ugly infront of the camera! 5 never try to do the same as a another actor did for a movie
FGM: What has been your most satisfying moment in business?
DE: Working on set king of Newark movie with other known actors in Hollywood such as Clifton powell Jason weaver and more was very surreal and I was very happy to be there and learn from them!
FGM: If you could talk to one person from history, who would it be and why?
DE: I would have love to talk to Michael Jackson because he was someone that have so much influence power fame and money and still wasn't be able to feel free in his own skin and live life!
FGM: Who has been your greatest inspiration?
DE: My mom has been my biggest inspiration she work hard and sacrifice a lot blood sweat and tears for us she is very strong!
FGM: What is your greatest fear, and how do you manage fear?
DE: My greatest fear is to loose my parents they are my back bone and the reason why 'i'm here I pray everyday for them to stay healthy i'm forever grateful for them!
FGM: How do you define success?
DE: SUCCESS IS WHEN YOU BLESS TO DO WHAT YOU REALLY LOVE AND BE HAPPY and help others around you in need! Be an advocate and influence people to not be scared to achieve their dreams
FGM: what is the best way to achieve long-term success?
DE: Is to believe in yourself and stay consistent
FGM: If you could have given yourself a piece of knowledge or advice when you started what would that be? Which opportunities should you have followed; what pitfalls would you have avoided?.
DE: I came to this industry very naïve thinking that things will be easy and I was believing con artist in the industry that was just trying to take advantage of me thank god I met great people that serve me as my mentor and teach me the rule of the game!
Fashion Gxd Magazine: What is a Inspiring Woman To You :
Dominique Elyse : an inspiring women to me is when you can set standards and everybody follow your voice and be able to lead by example rather you have encounters failure or not you can still inspired people by the way you handle the situation and how you step back on your feet and become stronger!
FGM: What are your hobbies?
DE: I'm going to school for pharmaceutical right now studying for my board exam, beside travelling I don’t really have time to do other thing beside focusing for school and acting and working on other project for tv and film that im really excited about.