We had the good fortune of connecting with Fallon Webb and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Fallon, what role has risk played in your life or career?
In this stage of my life, risk taking happens to be an imperative aspect, and it shall continue to stay that way for as long as I live. I strongly believe that taking risks on yourself enables you to get out of your comfort zone, which ultimately serves no purpose other than keeping you stagnant in life…and who wants that ? Not me. Now, taking risks has never been an easy process, it requires pure courage and confidence, which we all can obtain of course…once you learn how to step into your power…that’s a whole other conversation though. Anywho, my pastor once preached that staying in your comfort zone not only stops you from reaching goals and aspirations that you may have for yourself, but it completely stops you from reaching your full potential that God has sent out for you. If you never try it, then you never know what you’re capable of, but I am here to tell you that you are more capable than you think. In this life, we can either be our worst enemies OR our greatest cheerleaders..the choice is yours. In my life I have chosen to be my greatest cheerleader, and so far I will say that it is paying off. Opportunities have started to present themselves and I have never felt more ‘ready’ in my life. I choose to cheer myself on everyday as I continue to take risks and potentially learn from them; because in life you can’t fail..you only learn. So I challenge you today to release any blockages that may be in your energy holding you back from success and take that step of faith in the direction of your dreams… and TURN UP!
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
My art is deep. I have always known and I have also been told that I have a big heart and a few people have told me that I am very empathic too…which is quite true. So when it comes to my art I use those many intense emotions that I may feel as an advantage. During my time with an acting coach, a valuable lesson that he taught me was for me to perform from my heart space. And what that meant for me was to truly feel and connect to whatever character it is that I was portraying. What I am currently most proud of is my ability to “go there”, to really get inside of the scene so deep that you cannot even tell or sense that I am acting. That is what I get excited about; whenever the scene feels so real.
Starring in my first short film was not easy. Being a creative in general is not easy. The film really challenged me to expand my art and try new and different approaches to given scenarios. I overcame many of those challenges though by eliminating any beliefs that I was not capable of doing so and instead fully trusting in myself. I have learned how essential it is to trust in yourself and withhold that confidence within everything you do, always believe in yourself. The take away that I want people to have from my story is this: If you have a dream living inside of you…it is there for a reason, do not ignore it. Instead, pursue it, chase it, believe it, hold on to it, by any means necessary. Stay committed to it any never give up. Ignore the haters and show them how it’s done !
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?
If my best friend was in town- we’re going to the roller rink ! Since I live in Arizona it would start off with a nice morning hike on the nearest mountain (must be in the morning due to the temperature of course) and then head to Scottsdale to have an exquisite meal at some brunch restaurant like the queens we are; then walk around the Fashion Square Mall, do a little shopping…nothing too crazy. Then head back home, freshen up, invite some other friends over, talk, have drinks, vibe, listen to music, maybe play a little bit of Phase 10. Then…pop out at the roller rink. In my opinion, the roller rink is just so fun to me, especially when they play good music. I also really enjoy waterparks, so we would fit that into our itinerary as well and just have a good time.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would like to shoutout the amazingly creative, Ms.T’ana Phelice…the woman who took a chance on me. In life I know it’s important to trust in yourself and your many capabilities, but it sure is a good feeling when you have another individual, such has T’ana who trusts in you as well. While just beginning to pursue my acting career, me and my mom came across a role that we believed would be a good fit for me. Now, I did not have any prior acting experience and barely any coaching …just some portraits that I had taken a week prior. However, I did not let that stop me from applying and auditioning for the role, instead I took a leap of faith.
Fast forward, it also didn’t stop T’ana from making the decision to cast me either, which I was truly grateful for.
From that casting, not only did I learn so much useful information about creative arts, but we all were able to create the most bomb-est short film series ever! So, I would like to give thanks and a shoutout to T’ana for helping me get my foot in the door of acting and the wonderful art that it brings !
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Lori Prospero- Figueroa