Upcoming Star, Nicoye Banks Speaks on Acting Craft

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Nicoye Banks
Caught by the acting bug and the love of character, actor Nicoye Banks is steadily building his repertoire as an upcoming star in show business. New Orleans-bred, Banks loves his craft where he is versatile in performing for film and stage. If you don’t know who he is, I guarantee you from his filmography you will begin to recognize this hidden gem. With films under his belt like, G, Invincible, Brooklyn’s Finest and Pride and Glory, he has tackled his latest role as Will Bennett in T.D. Jakes film, Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day. Speaking with Parle Magazine, Banks talks about his goals as an actor and a person, how he researches for a role and how it was playing in a faith-based film.
Parle Magazine: How has the ride as an accomplished actor been?
Nicoye Banks: The ride is good and it continues to be good.
Parle: What were your goals for your acting career?
Nicoye Banks: First and foremost, to work, to do meaningful good work and I always hope and pray that strong scripts and characters come my way.
Parle: Is it what you expected?
Nicoye Banks: No. I expected it to be faster and I’m glad it didn’t happen like that.
Parle: Who are some of your influences?
Nicoye Banks: It ranges from Laurence Fishburne, Ben Sherman, James Earl Jones, Will Smith, Morgan Freeman, Anthony Hopkins and Cicely Tyson.
Parle: As an actor do you choose your roles wisely or do you go through some bad apples?
Nicoye Banks: The roles that I got, are the ones that at the time I needed in my life. I’m not at the point at having many scripts that are set before me and having the choice. I have to fight for the roles that I had but I’m grateful for it.
Parle: What do you look for in a role?
Nicoye Banks: It has to be meaningful and giving a message.
Parle: What role has touched you the most?
Nicoye Banks: The role, Will Bennett  in Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day. The character showed professionalism in situation that was personal and I had to pull on a lot of past experiences to be in that place for the role.
Parle: What was your research in approaching the character, Will Bennett?
Nicoye Banks: I began to research psychopaths and sociopaths to understand who and what my character is searching for. I did some minor research on detectives, what they think and what they go through as far as academia is concerned.
Parle: Did it influence your role heavily?
Nicoye Banks: I saturated myself with as much knowledge I acquired and enough for me to comprehend. In the scenes what I learned was on my mind and it helped bring me into character.
Parle: Was playing that type of role in a faith-based film hard?
Nicoye Banks: I thought it would be but dealing with the director on the set made all the difference in the world. That is one of those key things in needing and having a strong director that we had in Neema Barnette. She came and smoothed down the edges with the difficulty of the character.
Parle: How was it on the set working with Neema Barnette?
Nicoye Banks: It was good, she’s very personable and you automatically see her passion. Her characteristics spill into her work.
Parle: Who do you hope the film touches the most?
Nicoye Banks: The subjects that are mentioned in this film are knowledgeable so I hope it touches everyone that sees it. It’s something in there that can be learned from all age ranges.
Parle: Besides acting, what are your goals?
Nicoye Banks: I would like to do more community service work. I began a workshop called, “The Art of the Craft,” that teaches artists how to act to enhance the craft. “The Case Heart” is a foundation where I want to give scholarships away to those who want to leave their comfort zones and go out and pursue craft.
Parle: What can people expect from you besides the film?
Nicoye Banks: I’m going back to the stage in a touring stage play; I’m producing documentaries and a movie. Expect my movement to take heart and to grow!
Parlé Magazine

Caught by the acting bug and the love of characters, actor Nicoye Banks is steadily building his repertoire as an upcoming star in show business. New Orleans-bred, Banks loves his craft where he is versatile in performing for film and stage. If you don’t know who he is, I guarantee you from his filmography you will begin to recognize this hidden gem. Already having films under his belt like, G, Invincible, Brooklyn’s Finest and Pride & Glory, he has tackled his latest role as Will Bennett in T.D. Jakes film, Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day. In a recent interview with Parlé Magazine, Nicoye Banks talks about his goals as an actor and as a person, how he researches for a role and how it was acting in a faith-based film.

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Parlé Magazine: How has the ride as an accomplished actor been?
Nicoye Banks: The ride is good and it continues to be good.

Parlé:  What were your goals for your acting career when you started?
Nicoye Banks: First and foremost, to work, to do meaningful good work and I always hope and pray that strong scripts and characters come my way.

Parlé:  Is it what you expected?
Nicoye Banks: No. I expected it to be faster and I’m glad it didn’t happen like that.

Parlé:  Who are some of your influences?
Nicoye Banks: It ranges from Laurence Fishburne, Ben Sherman, James Earl Jones, Will Smith, Morgan Freeman, Anthony Hopkins and Cicely Tyson.

Parlé:   As an actor do you choose your roles wisely or do you go through some bad apples?
Nicoye Banks: The roles that I got, are the ones that at the time I needed in my life. I’m not at the point at having many scripts that are set before me and having the choice. I have to fight for the roles that I had but I’m grateful for it.

Parlé:  What do you look for in a role?
Nicoye Banks: It has to be meaningful and giving a message.

Parlé:  Is there a role has touched you the most?
Nicoye Banks: The role, Will Bennett  in Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day. The character showed professionalism in a situation that was personal and I had to pull on a lot of past experiences to be in that place for the role.

Parlé:  What was your research in approaching Will’s character?
Nicoye Banks: I began to research psychopaths and sociopaths to understand who and what my character is searching for. I did some minor research on detectives, what they think and what they go through as far as academia is concerned.

Parlé:  Did it influence your role heavily?
Nicoye Banks:  I saturated myself with as much knowledge as I acquired and enough for me to comprehend. In the scenes what I learned was on my mind and it helped bring me into character.

Parlé:  Was playing that type of role in a faith-based film hard?
Nicoye Banks: I thought it would be, but dealing with the director on the set made all the difference in the world. That is one of those key things in needing and having a strong director that we had in Neema Barnette. She came and smoothed down the edges with the difficulty of the character.

Parlé:  How was it on the set working with director, Neema Barnette?
Nicoye Banks: It was good, she’s very personable and you automatically see her passion. Her characteristics spill into her work.

Parlé:   Who do you hope the film touches the most?
Nicoye Banks: The subjects that are mentioned in this film are knowledgeable so I hope it touches everyone that sees it. It’s something in there that can be learned from all age ranges.

Parlé:  Besides acting, what are your goals?
Nicoye Banks: I would like to do more community service work. I began a workshop called, “The Art of the Craft,” that teaches artists how to act to enhance the craft. “The Case Heart” is a foundation where I want to give scholarships away to those who want to leave their comfort zones and go out and pursue craft.

Parlé:  What can people expect from you besides the film?
Nicoye Banks: I’m going back to the stage in a touring stage play; I’m producing documentaries and a movie. Expect my movement to take heart and to grow!


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