We had the good fortune of connecting with Germôna Sharp and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Germôna, what role has risk played in your life or career?
The way I think about risks is, I don’t. I at the very least try not to think about it at all. Once I make the decision to do something that is out of my comfort zone, I weigh the possible outcomes. Usually it is necessary that I do what i initially want or need to do and I just go for it. I have gotten many acting roles and opportunities because I put fear to the side and took the risk.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
As an artist in this industry I am most proud of my work ethic and the people who have instilled that habit in me. I am most excited about my ideas and my endless greatness, lol! What sets me apart from other artists is my willingness to learn and to never be sure that I know everything. I am always open to new things and I practice, practice, practice in order to be an exceptional artist. I’m at where I’m at today because of hard work and being consistent. It’s never easy but it’s really not supposed to be, I never EXPECTED it to be. I have a few odds against me already but I use any of the doubters and naysayers as fuel. One of the main lessons I have learned is that politics is a thing. It shouldn’t be but it is and we are sometimes forced to adjust to the majority but we MUST remain true to ourselves first and always. I want the world to know that I am here, I want to pour into my people and inspire those who may have a hard time being expressive. I’m an all around entertainer who can do it all but you don’t just wake up great, you have to practice and continue to work hard at it.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I would definitely go catch a theatre production or show at the DPAC or North Carolina Theatre or other theatres in the area. We have a lot of food trucks in the area that offer some great food, my favorite food to eat is tacos. So I would definitely take my friend to Bar Taco in North Hills Raleigh. Now that things are opening back up the American Tobacco Campus in Durham, NC is the ideal spot to hang out and grab a bite to eat.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I want to give a huge shoutout to all of my REAL and TRUE supporters. My dad has always been my #1 supporter and I am grateful for him, always.
The city of Pittsburgh for helping shape me as an artist and provide me with inspiration and dope memories!
-Michael Betzner -Tyree Exum