Zion Broadnax is quickly rising up the ladder of success in #younghollywood. Starring opposite Jamie Foxx and Meagan Good in the Netflix top ten hit, Day Shift, Broadax holds her own starring opposite the A-lister. In a new interview with Nyota Magazine, Broadnax talks new movie, Day Shift, dance, being a performer, her upcoming projects, and more.
Take a look at what the young rising star had to say below in its entirety. Make sure that you are following her on social media because this is one journey that you definitely do not want to miss!
You started out as a dancer. Do you think that being comfortable performing on stage has helped you in your acting career?
Absolutely, yes. I started off as a dancer with DADA Academy and later with The Heart Art Academy, and by taking different cultural dancing, which has allowed me to overcome my shyness and made me more comfortable with my acting career.
Who are some of your acting inspirations?
I would have to say Marsai Martin. She made such a huge statement by showing young actors (such as myself) that we can become young executive producers in Hollywood and how she encourages all to stay confident in believing in themselves is a motto that I choose to live by today.
Tell our readers about your character Paige in Day Shift. What did you do to step into her shoes?
My character Paige is a witty, fun, and feisty daughter to Bud, played by Mr. Jamie Foxx, and Jocelyn, played by Ms. Meagan Good. Bud hunts vampires to get their fangs in return for money so that he can provide for me and to keep us (myself and my mom) Joycelyn from moving to another state. It’s such good action Netflix n Chill movie directed by Mr. JJ Perry. So please check out if you haven’t already.
You are a voice actor in the upcoming Paramount+ series Transformers EarthSpark. Are there different acting muscles you have to use when it comes to voice acting vs. live-action projects?
Yes, before I go into my Malto character. I do vocal warm-ups to avoid vocal injuries. These warm-ups help relax my vocal folds before a big recording and expand my vocal range. Super excited about this project, can’t wait for all to tune in to check me and the rest of my Transformer EarthSpark family out on Paramount + and Nickelodeon!
What is your advice for aspiring actors?
See your goals, embrace the challenges, stay focused and show the world that you can do it!
Want to know more about Zion? Well, according to her IMDb, at the age of seven, the talented young actress landed her first lead role on the BET Network in the movie Holly Day. She also landed a lead role in a national commercial with Frito-Lay one month after signing with her agent.
Zion has won Best Supporting Actress at the 168 Films Festival for her role in F8th, starring alongside actor and director Glenn Plummer (E.R.). Her additional credits include Disney‘s Sydney to the Max, Netflix’s Family Reunion, ABC’s Station 19 and Nick J.R.’s Abbott Elementary. Zion has also worked alongside multi-Grammy award winning artist Alicia Keys on a voice over advertisement, (Black Sunshine).
Like we said, and we are sure that you agree, make sure that you are following this super talented young actress on social media because this is one journey that you definitely do not want to miss!
Photo Credit(s): Zion Broadnax Instagram/Tarra Jefferson Photography