At only seven-years-old, Alyssa Cheatham has accomplished much more than many adults three times her age.
Having been in front of the camera since she was three-years-old, now almost 8 in July, Cheatham is most known for her outstanding 2016 performance as Will Smith’s daughter in Collateral Beauty. However, from the runway to the big screen, this talented rising star is not letting any grass grow under her feet.
Since Collateral Beauty, Cheatham has gone on to film/complete three additional projects: Old and Of Steady Habits, Irreplaceable You, and Private Life ; but, this pint-sized starlet isn’t stopping there and has made the transition from movie star to pop star with the ease of a seasoned professional with her first single, “The Weekend”. With the release of her music video, to accompany what will surely become a hit song, Cheatham is demonstrating to the industry that she is definitely a force to reckon with.
BCKOnline had an opportunity to sit down one-on-one and talk to the seven-year-old about a few of her favorite things!
BCK: Why do you love singing and acting?
Cheatham: “[I love singing and acting because they are both fun]. It’s fun to sing and hang out with friends and perform and meet fans. And [with acting, you can] portray other characters.”
BCK: How was Will Smith to work with?
Cheatham: “He is sooo nice! He encouraged me to follow my dreams.”
BCK: What is it that you like to do for fun?
Cheatham: “I like going to the beach and hang out with my friends.”
Undoubtedly, that is the inspiration behind Cheatham’s soon-to-be chart topper because as you will see in the video that this is one young lady that “…love[s to have] so much fun and [wishes that she] can have fun all the time.”
BCK: What is your favorite subject in school and why?
Cheatham: “[I like writing.] It is fun writing and you get to write poems. When I write stories, I get to use my imagination. I am also writing a script. I started writing the script last year. I wanted to get everything perfect. I hope to start filming this summer.”
BCK: Will you tell us what your upcoming film will be about?
Cheatham: “I don’t want to spoil it for you, [but it’s about] being yourself.”