When Shangela speaks, we listen
How did you get into acting?
I wanted to be an actor ever since I was a kid. Some of my favourite childhood memories involve going to the movies or watching daytime dramas on television with my Grandma. Even at the theatre, I loved seeing how the actors took on different characters and told stories in a way that made me escape my small town through imagination and art. I would imitate them and entertain family members. When I finally got the chance to do it on a bigger level, I went for it.
How were you cast in A Star is Born and what can you tell us about the experience?
Having a role in A Star is Born is a dream come true. It’s great to be a part of a film, but it’s even greater to be a part of a GOOD film… and this is a movie that is truly phenomenal. Working alongside screen geniuses like Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga will always be one of my favourite moments in life. Not only do they slay in this film, but they were kind and so welcoming on set too. They made it easy for me to do my best work and bring a certain authenticity to an already amazing set of scenes.
What can audiences expect from your comedy show “Shook”?
The Shangela is Shook Show is a 75-minute high energy performance and comedy show that will take the audience on the ride I lived on during RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars 3. There’s comedy, dance, live singing, and even some fun surprises too! If you’ve never been shaken up before, prepare to be fully SHOOK!
How can we all be as fabulous as you?
Oh, honey, that’s easy. Just believe you are fabulous, and that’s the secret right there. I love myself and I love sharing who I am. I think the more we can live out our authentic lives, the happier—and more fabulous—we will all be. Once we accept ourselves, we can then really go out into the world and spread love and acceptance to everyone else. Halleloo!
Shangela is Shook takes place on 13th December at Dr Thaworn Phornprapha Auditorium.
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