|Your Questions.. Tiffani's
We are looking for your most poignant and thought provoking
questions. Each month Tiffani's staff will review the
submitted questions and select 3 to 6 to be answered personally
by Tiffani. Check back at the first of each month for
a new set of questions and answers.
|Q. Renee, Michigan
You have played a lot of different characters in your
career. Which was the most challenging role for you to
portray, and why?
One of the most challenging roles I have ever
had was for the TV Movie, “A Killer Among Friends.”
I was just nineteen years old and I played the role of
a young California teenage girl who was murdered by three
of her best friends. The movie was based on a true story.
The scene in which I was beaten and then murdered was
the hardest day I have ever had on a set. It was not only
mentally challenging, but the physicality of the scene
was quite severe. Because the scene was shot many times,
the actors engaged in the assault time and time again.
I was emotionally and physically drained afterwards. I
was so exhausted that it was days before I fully recovered.
I realized on a very small level what the victim must
have felt at that moment upon realizing who her attackers
were, trying to desperately fight for her life, yet ultimately
realizing she could not save herself. Some months after
production was completed on the movie, I had the honor
of meeting the family of the girl I portrayed. We talked
openly about the movie and I shared with them my experience
during filming. My heart went out to them as I can’t
begin to imagine the devastation and loss they felt, and
still feel, everyday.
|Q. Tina , Spain
Which moments would you say have been the best in your
professional and private life?
(For example, those things you always remember with a
|A. What a tough question!
It’s similar to asking a parent which is their favorite
child! Professionally, I consider each opportunity I’ve
been given in film, television and the entertainment industry
as a whole to be valuable and cherishable. I’ve
learned something, meet someone, honed my craft and grown
through each endeavor. Directing and producing the film,
Just Pray, is reserved a special sentiment as I initiated
that project and took the sole responsibility of redefining
myself and the career I want to have. Regarding my life
from a strictly personal level, I have been blessed with
wonderful friends and family throughout my life. However,
as I assumed the role of wife this year by marrying my
husband Brady, I would venture to say he has garnered
a “Best Moment” nomination at the very least!
My question for “Tiffani the woman” and not
“Tiffani the actress.” I’m from the
Middle East and sometimes find it hard to show my true
colors and flourish, but I look at you and say, “Wow,
this is a woman who knows what she wants and she is really
making it happen for herself.”
For all women around the world, could you please point
out what should we do to “make it.”
you for the compliment. Female actors have a more difficult
time finding work as they age. It becomes important to
secure your future by expanding your opportunities. I’ve
always tried to think proactively and plan for the future
rather than finding myself in a situation of feeling,
“What next?” Preparedness is obviously a key
element along the journey to “making it.”
However, “Making it” is a relative term as
are the concepts such as success and happiness. I don’t
think that a patented or standard formula for measuring
any level of individual accomplishment is applicable,
appropriate or realistic. The key word is individual.
Every individual (woman or man) is unique. I believe that
differentiation is both needed and necessary to secure
one’s long term goals. And, you must be clear and
set goals of what you personally want in life. Such preparedness
will enable you to build the path or structure that can
accommodate your wishes. Keep in mind that depending on
one’s personal, social, financial, geographic or
cultural parameters, even more unique challenges may be
encountered. I wholeheartedly believe that desire, determination,
a strong work ethic, some imagination and steadfast courage
will help you venture along the path you yourself envision.
Finally, I would remind everyone to be nice to others
and to themselves. Everyone around you will serve some
purpose in “making it.” A sense of humanity
will make the journey far more memorable.
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