Allure Cover: Joselyn Dumas – Horning Her Craft At Every Opportunity
Ghanaian actress Joselyn Dumas, started out her career as a TV host, but later found herself in the movies through an act of fate Her first major role as Jennifer Adams in Sparrow Production Series; Adams Apples, was all the push she needed and the rest like they say is history.
Joselyn Dumas takes on the lead character as Omoye in ‘Cold Feet’ a happily married woman who made one decision in her past that may have come back to haunt her as she tells us more.
What are some of the challenges you face as an actress?
Growing up in a Christian home, I spent a lot of my weekends in the church. As a little girl, I was involved in a lot of the church plays, which contributed to my confidence, attributing to me then wanting to be part of school plays as well. As far back as I can remember, I have always found myself acting so it has become the main part of me. But obviously, with it came challenges just like everything else in life. Apart from spending a lot of time away from home, missing out on important family moments, one of my main challenges I would say is having to take risks and put myself at the mercy of the unknown, when accepting roles outside of my comfort zone. Just as Denzel Washington rightfully said “you pray for rain, you have got to deal with the mud too”
Tell us about Joselyn Dumas ‘s character in the movie ColdFeet?
Omoye is the Character I played in Coldfeet, a happily married woman who made one decision in her past that may have come back to haunt her. There were many layers to her and her determination and strength to save her relationship are some of the many things I admire about her.
What attracted you to the script and what lessons do you want people to take away from it?
I read the entire script in just under 3 hours of receiving it and it was such a beautiful love story. Its many twists got me engrossed. The point of view, from which the story was told, made it extremely interesting. Without giving it all away, the little I would say is, everyone at a point in their lives would find themselves at a juncture where they have to face the prerequisites of where they are trying to go, forcing them to make decisions that may be uncomfortable, painful, but it’s all part of the process. It must be embraced, the right decision made and the battle faced.
Tell me about an area in which you would like to improve as Joselyn Dumas, the actor?
Winning is not everything, but wanting to win is. I have never stopped learning to allow me to be a better actress than I was yesterday. It is imperative for me to know that with each next role, I will deliver a more appealing version of the actor that I am. That for me means honing your craft at every chance you get.
What advice would you give to an aspiring actor?
One advice that I would give is: make sure you are in it for all the right reasons, passion, talent and for the love of the craft and not for likes and followers on social media. This is serious business and one must make a lot of sacrifices to succeed.
However hard it may be, don’t give up because God sees and God knows and in due time your break will come. Do not become an actor because you want to be famous but, become famous because you are pretty awesome at acting.