Tonya Pinkins Interview – I am a total Dead Head
Tonya Pinkins has won or been nominated for nearly every award there is in the American theater. She is a Fulbright Specialist. As a producer, writer and director she conceived “Truth and Reconciliation of Womyn; Narrative Stories and Songs for the Soul in ten minutes or less.” The women involved in this project span the globe in age, culture and ethnicity.
– First, it is a great pleasure for myself to make this interview with you Tonya Pinkins.
Thank you for your time for the Fans on The-Entertainment-junkie.de
– Tonya, you work nearly 40 years in the business. When did you first discover your
passion for the world of Entertainment?
I have always been very shy and being a performer has always been hard for me
– In 2018 you had your part in “Fear The Walking Dead” as Martha. Could you share some
funny, remarkable, weird stories regarding the filming of your scenes?
Well one funny/strange story was that the script said that I was digging the grave for my dead husband. So i totally expected that they would make a fake grave with nice soft dirt for me to dig in. But no I was really digging with my hands in hard rocky dirt filled with ticks and we shot for hours. Lou Diamond Phillips was a great director and it was the first time I ever got to feel like a star on camera because they shot me at Golden hour and they picked lenses for me. It was the pinnacle of my Tv career
– Working in Fear The Walking Dead will be a dream for every
TWD/FTWD Fan, what can you say about working with some of the guys?
Love , Love the cast. Colman Domingo is a buddy of mine from working together in the theater in New York and my first day on the show was his first episode directing the show. So that was a real treat. Lou Diamond Phillips was also a wonderful director. I so wanted to live longer. Working with Lenny James was the best. Mo and Jenna and Chill. Everyone was really great
– Tonya , did you watch the show or read the graphic novel, prior to
your casting to Fear The Walking Dead?
I had read some of the Walking dead comics before hand and I am a total dead head. when I signed with my agents, I said anything Zombie. I actually lost a relationship in the theater because a writer/producer wanted me to choose their play over Fear and I was like NOT! People in the theater can be so snobby about actors doing TV. But I’ve got my Tony award. i wanted to play a zombie
– When I look at your list of movies and series there is not many you don´t work for. Do
you still have a dream of a movie or series you would love to play?
I would love to be on OZARK or WESTWORLD or MONEY HEIST because I love those shows
– What does the future hold for you? There a Post Production projects on IMDb. Anything
you would like to plug to our readers?
Please tell your readers to look out for my feature film RED PILL. It’s a horror and stars a bunch of Fear people Ruben Blades and Colby Minife. www.redpillmovie2020.com, It will be released in December by Midnight Releasing?Acort International
– Tonya at the last you can say some words to your fans. Is there anything else you would
like to let Fear The Walking Dead Fans and your fans know?
Thank you for being fans and for giving so much support to us cast and crew. We love you and what we do. Stay Safe and Blessed
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Tonya Pinkins in the director’s chair for this face-off between political opponents in which rhetoric is the least of the weapons
Over twenty festival awards
Five Best Feature Film Awards
Two Best director Awards