Thursday, June 7, 2012

Let's Talk About It With Actor Mpho Koaho!



I connected with Mpho Koaho on Twitter and Facebook, and we quickly formed a social media friendship. He is one funny guy and a joy to talk to regularly. His personality is very unique, which I love. I have to say I adore him and his work. He has an immense talent, and truly appreciates his fans. He regularly interacts with them on both Twitter and Facebook. They say you find and make connections in the oddest of places, and I certainly am starting to believe that. I have met and connected with some amazing people through social media, and he happens to be one of my favorites. So I chose to get to get a bit more personal with him and get the inside scoop of his show and some other great things! So...

Let's Talk About It With Mpho Koaho!

Q. I know you are an amazing actor, along with anybody who has seen your work, and you have certainly done quite a bit. What I want to know is about you and your character on Falling Skies. What is Falling Skies about?

A. On Falling Skies I play "Anthony" an ex Boston Police officer, who joins the resistance (2nd Mass) as a fighter/protector of the civilians. Anthony is the voice of reason, eager to kill aliens, yet intelligent enough to know when to strategize a better attack.

Falling Skies takes place 6 months into an alien invasion of earth, where over 90% of the population has been killed. The last group of civilians in (ideally present day) Boston form a group of resistances, with the idea of survival, and giving whatever humans left the best chance to continue...

Q. What are some of your other passions or did you always want to act?

A. I posses musical abilities equal to my acting abilities. Music is always something I've had a passion for, but I have not put the same time into it that I have with my acting. Look for that to change. I plan to release some music very soon...

Q. What is your ultimate goal and dream that you are striving towards right now?

A. My ultimate goal right now is to be both an A list actor, and a mainstream recording artist. Two difficult careers to juggle, but I have great belief in my ability to do so.

Q. What inspires you to do what you do? Where do you get your inspiration from?

A. I'm a pretty self motivated individual. That said, the inequality in my industry motivates me a great deal. The struggle motivates me. Knowing Hollywood is a predominately white industry motivates me. Greatness motivates me.

Q. Do you have any current projects or recent projects you can tell us about?

A. I just completed a short film for "Bravo-Fact" here in Canada entitled "Canoe-Jacked". It is a comedy starring the legendary Al Sapienza (The Sopranos, Brotherhood), yours truly, and is directed by Jonathan Williams.
Mpho Koaho on Falling Skies
Synopsis: Al and I escaped convicts being chased through the wilderness. We find a canoe, steal it from its owner, and attempt to paddle to freedom while being shot at lol.

Q. I know Charlie Zone is a recent film you just did...tell me more about the movie and your part.

A. Charlie Zone is a gritty drama/thrilled filmed in the streets of "Dartmouth, Nova Scotia". The film follows an ex boxer who is paid $20,000 to "kidnap" a girl from the "Zoo House" and return her to her "parents". I play "Donny" the "Keeper"  of the Zoo House. He is an ex junkie in search of a better life for himself, and his kids.

Q. Do you guys have fun on the set of Falling Skies? Is everybody pretty close?

A. There is a lot of fun had on the Falling Skies set. We're all pretty close. A very upbeat crew as well, lots of jokes, convos between cast and crew. An all around fun place to be.

Q. Are you involved with any charities or organizations close to your heart?

A. I am not involved with any charities at the moment. I do want to do some youth work with the community center I attended very soon.

Q. What are some fun facts about Mpho? :)

A. haha a fun fact about me is that I'm a fun guy! Never a dull moment! Oh...I like broccoli lol. (Dana steps in: As I said above, he is a funny guy. Was I right or was I right?)

Q. Do you have any funny stories or pranks from the set of Falling Skies?

A. I can't think of any right now, and if/when I do...I am sure they will be Rated R!!! lol

Q. You are very active in the social media world. Do you find it helps you in your business or do you do it as a leisure activity?

A. If it helps me in business, I have not noticed yet. Social media is something I would still do if I wasn't acting. I don't just post stuff on Facebook about my career or tweet solely to promote myself. I actually think its the complete opposite. I make myself accessible to fans more than anything.

Q. Is there anything that your fans and people would be surprised to know about you?

A. I did gymnastics as a child, and won quite a few medals doing so. That might surprise some people.

Q. Who are some fellow actor or actresses you would like to work with in the future?

A. I need to work with Jeffrey Wright in the future, really want to do some stuff with Shia Labeouf, Denzel of course. I'm completely infatuated with Jennifer Ehle after watching "Contagion", and would love to work with her someday.

Q. Do you have any plans to do any of your own work in the future?

A. Most definitely, currently collaborating with my writers/friends Vendetta Williams, and Darren Anthony with hopes of penning some scripts for myself and "Lost Girl" star "K.C. Collins". Lookout for those projects in the future.

Q. What websites can we find Mr. Koaho on?

A. No website at the moment, working on that. For now, I'm on Twitter (@MphoAK) as well as on Facebook (www.facebook.com/MphoKoaho)

Q. Is there anything you would like to add or say to your fans out there?

A. Much love to everyone who supports me, can't thank you enough.

Well, there you have it folks. I want to thank Mpho Koaho for doing this interview with me. It was my pleasure. It was great to get a little more personal with the him personally and as an actor. As you can see, he is a very talented and amazing individual. Look out for this one. He is going to make even bigger waves. I highly recommend you follow him on Twitter and check out his page on Facebook for updates.

Tune into Falling Skies Premiere on Sunday June 17th on TNT at 9 pm eastern!

The shows website is http://www.fallingskies.com/

Stay tuned for more great interviews...

Ciao

D :)