We had the good fortune of connecting with Cornelius “Cory” Wiley and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Cornelius “Cory”, how do you think about risk?
Risk Taking is apart of life ! Nothing Good in Life comes easy and I believe that ties into the same lines as Taking Risk , many people don’t see true potential, or where and what they can truly can become because they simply become ‘afraid’ of what could be , thinking of the negative aspect , but one negative thought leads to more , staying Positive Even though we know life isn’t a walk in the park , can help in Taking that Risk to do / achieve something you were hesitant about , You also don’t know an outcome until you take a Risk , if you don’t go out on a branch , how will you get the best fruits ? Risk taking has played well in my life and I mean that in a good way but also a way of learning , you will have moments in life where things may not go as you planned , but that’s when you walk away with a Lesson , Learning and growing so when you take that next Risk , you can move off of what you’ve learned in your past , what we call experience , Risk Taking Creates Character and builds you into the Success ahead of you , I’ve taken risks that have played parts in me Moving locations , jumping into the Business realm , relationships and of course in my entertainment field , auditions, meetings , events , Agencies and Life happenings in general
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
My Love for The Arts has been in me since grade school , always have been into entertaining others , making people laugh and smile , I started off with Dance and taking Dance for 5+ years , getting into Painting and Drawing , playing Instruments and stepping into the world of Acting and Producing Film , I believe not only my multi talents, but my heart sets me apart , my genuineness and the way I move with those around me set me apart . I am most excited for where the field of Acting and Producing will take me and has taken me ! I started with Instagram Sketches / Skits , working with other influencers and building my craft , branching off into Set work , music videos , commercial work and short and feature film work , my passion has taken me from PA ,to 2nd AD and also getting into Associate and Co Producer roles , being on screen has always been a love for me however my work ethic behind the camera has helped me even improve my on screen work as well and also pushing me towards my Talent Agent/ Agency I’m with now , being On Set and in the environment in general gives me a feeling like no other , I’ve learned much in this business , one being Patience and how to take NO’s is a big one , not everything is for you , but what is for you , will Be . I want the World to know and See my story , through my talents , I want my work to speak for myself and show that Young Genuine and talented people are still in the entertainment field and continuously climbing !
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Bossanova Brazilian Cuisine is a go to ! Also love places such as Catch LA, Red O , if you love hot chicken , Dave’s Hot Chicken is always a hit ! And there are so many other food places I can’t even name them all , West and North Hollywood have great bars to drink and hang out as well as clubs and venues / event spaces , if you love a good Bowl , Pinz is a great spot , if you’re looking for a good hike , Runyon canyon is a hot spot Forsure , of course we have six flags , Universal Studios and Disney land for a nice amusement park experience
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My Mother has been a great support system for me and I always will give her props and shoutouts for being that one to stick beside me and support my pursuits , also my friends I’ve had and made over my 24 years of living , rather it be in daily life , Business offices or on Sets and filming and learning and growing with mentors in my field such as Producers and Directors Trae Ireland and Bentley Evans just to name a couple , and there are others who have helped me along the way to stay on the right track and do it correctly , always grateful for Good and Genuine people around me