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By Anita Singh Indian-Canadian actress Patricia Isaac, well known for her work on Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, is thrilled to share the screen with Hollywood star Channing Tatum in a new film called Dog.
In an interview with Anita Singh, an award-winning writer from Los Angeles, California, Patricia spoke about her upcoming projects, initiatives and her journey in the entertainment industry so far. When asked about her experience working on ‘Dog’, she said, “First of all, what a pleasure it was to work with the hysterical and amazingly lovely Channing Tatum in a movie, and I really enjoyed being with him to work. My character, Tara, may have a little potential romance with his character and … I’ll leave it at that. Hope you will see it in theaters next year! “
Patricia has appeared in a number of feature films and television series such as “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol” starring Tom Cruise, “A New Year’s Resolution” and “Supergirl”. Before she devoted herself to acting, she studied economics and political science. About switching, she said: “The truth is that I have always had a preference for performing in one role or another. Which is a little strange considering what an introverted, shy little girl I was. But I feel like acting, singing, writing, drawing … all of these arts gave me an outlet for the complex storm of thoughts and emotions that was constantly within me. “
Patricia took a stroll through the past, remembering how childhood watching movies with her grandfather inspired her to embark on an acting career. “I’ve always loved making people laugh. I regularly set accents and played solo dramas in court for my parents. I was also a bookworm and a night owl from a young age. I loved to be carried away into these other worlds. I read all night, listened to music for hours, watched all kinds of movies … I watched all the old James Bond films with my grandfather, the John Wayne with my father – and spaghetti westerns, soap operas with my grandma and so on, romance with my mother – from Roman Holiday to Fools Rush to Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, “she added.
The actor also spoke about how her parents reacted to their career change, adding that “but they are happy now”. “At first it was fine as I was instantly successful. But understandably it fluctuated. In all honesty, it fluctuated in my own head at times! My parents are loving and incredibly protective – so I know that all of their initial trepidation is from the best possible place. But they are happy now that I always have my company résumé in my pocket in case I ever decide to shift gears. She said.
While talking about her trip to Hollywood, she shared the downside of the industry and how she lost some roles to the “non-diverse alternative”. Patricia said, “We are in a pretty incredible time right now. We see so much more varied representations in film and television. But that certainly wasn’t always the “alternative when it came to just two of us, and the list of reasons was ridiculous.”
The actor added, “But I’ve never been annoyed about it for too long. One reason I co-founded the Vancouver International South Asian Film Festival (VISAFF) in 2010 was the fact that we South Asians didn’t see talent in mainstream media – especially in non-stereotypical roles. “Patricia tries along with her partner Agam Darshi to bridge the gap between Asian and non-Asian actors.
“My partner, Agam Darshi, and I were determined to do our part to showcase the throngs of South Asian talent that exist beyond Bollywood. Today the festival is in its eleventh year and although we have both stepped down there are some amazing people . ” to build it in accordance with the time we are in now. There’s still a lot to be done, but I know there’s so much we can look forward to, “she said. The actress also spoke about her License to Rise initiative, an online platform where women share their stories and themselves giving yourself permission to rise above every single violation you have experienced in the past.
“I’m now developing a number of projects that are important to me, only acting on projects that inspire me, building LicenseToRise.com in a more inclusive and meaningful way, while prioritizing my health – mental and physical – and my vital relationships . ” She said. ‘License to Rise’ is incredibly important to her.
“For your readers who are not yet familiar with the platform, I am very happy to share a little background story. As many of my relatives know, I always had a fire for girls / women who are stuck in shame and guilt – they can feel theirs Stories of abuse, assault, and all the supposed “gray areas” in between. Almost every woman we know has experienced assault or harassment in one way or another, but few of them have ever felt safe to share their stories with us we are at an amazing time with so many telling their stories, “said Patricia as she talked about her initiative. But, according to Patricia, “that option just isn’t the case for many others. I know this is especially true for women in the South Asian community.”
“Many don’t want to tell the world what happened to them lest those who love them be staggered in pain and devastation. Grandparents, parents, brothers, sisters, children reduce their self-esteem so that they do not deserve to be “freed” from this burden. And for others, for fear that their own communities will marginalize them, blame them, shame them, and for some for fear of far more violence, consequences, ”she added. Patricia said that all of this “deeply inspired” her to create License To Rise.
“By sharing their stories anonymously, seeing the stories of others like themselves, consuming vital content and engaging in the community, License To Rise exists for all of us. The intent is to get the message across like wildfire and such reach as many women as possible. Let go of the story. Feel the light. Break the shame. Burn the guilt. Live healed, strong, joyful and free, “she concluded. (ANI)
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