Marie Richards who resides in Atlanta, Georgia may not have been born in Jamaica but for all intent and purposes, she is a true daughter of the soil when it comes on to her culinary taste and appreciation for the culture.
She also credits her determination and resolve to never quit to the upcoming by her parents – both Jamaicans – with her mother, Opal Gordon hailing from Islington, St Mary and father Paul, Whitfield Town in Kingston she said she is grounded in the country’s culture.
Richard is now over the moon about her upcoming movie Girlfriends Reunited a movie surrounding four single women who reunite after not seeing each other in many years. When they meet they discover that they haven’t changed much, but the twists and turns come together as they paint the town red.
Richards star alongside Robin Lee, Coretta Scott, Nina Holley, women she describes as amazing talents.
The movie is directed by Ripp Entertainment Filmz responsible for movies such as Momas Spirit, The Come Up, Bound To The Body and The Deception among others.
“I’m so excited and humbled to be working alongside phenomenal actresses,” she told The Caribbean Globe adding “I am truly humbled and honoured. Personally as a woman I feel I must bring my, style, elegance, and passion to every project I do. My ultimate goal is to help inspire others to pursue their goals and dreams and to never give up,” she said sharing on her own life’s struggle to get to this place in her life.
Born in Birmingham, London, she migrated to live in the States and as she embraces this break, she describes it as a ‘feel good’ coming out of an abusive relationship and also beating cancer.
Richards said she actively started pursuing a career on the big screen eight months ago and is grateful for the perks that have been coming her way.
Projects that Richard has been involved in for the past eight months include stage plays and acting as a marathon runner in a film entitled Tyson’s Run (not credited). She soon started searching for other castings and also attending networking events as well as working social media.
Richards in between her excitement on her upcoming film reminisced on her first visit to Jamaica when she was 16.
“I remember going in the country driving on those narrow roads to my grandmother’s funeral and looking down at the gully. It was an amazing experience. It seemed like the whole of country came to my grandma Lena Gordon’s Funeral,” she mused.
As Richards continue to chase her dream of being a super successful actress, she has since been cast for roles in the play Even Me, the where she portrays the role of an Arabic Woman, Doom Patrol a series where she plays the role of a tribal woman.