Episode 16 of Shea Marie Diva & Vixens Podcast guest Playboy Centerfold and actress / director Bella Maori. Bella Maori hails from California and was raised in Los Angeles.
She is multifaceted in different fields and received her first feature in an independent film, “The Internship Games,” in 2015. Bella Maori talks about how and why she began working in the entertainment business. Overcoming the obstacles of the pandemic of that last two years, Maori speaks on still keeping busy and getting ready for new projects.
MODELLING IN BABY KEEM TRAILER
Maori can be see in the trailer for Grammy nominated artist, Baby Keem, for his album trailer for “The Melodic Blue.” Admitting she loves hip hop, the model states that, “I’m more like the old school vibe, from back in the day, A Tribe Called Quest, Run DMC, and all the hip hop that paved the way for the artists today.”
Giving advice to other aspiring actors, she believes the key is to “stay true to yourself.” Her independent film that she created, “Ugly,” takes note of the stereotypes that goes on in the entertainment industry. Halle Berry has shown Maori that women could not only be in front of the lens, but also could work behind the camera.
British actor, Daniel Kaluuya, is of Maori’s favorite actors and believes students of the game could learn from him and others such as Denzel Washington because “He seems so natural.” Robert DeNiro of “Godfather” fame was a name dropped by Maori due to being “interactive and not overdoing it.”
NEW DOCUMENTARY IN THE WORKS
Kanye West’s documentary really impressed Bella Maori with the cinematography, but even more for its inspirational story. She believes Kanye is indeed a “jeen yuhs” and admires the way he tackles challenges and motivates himself to be great.
PLAYBOY BUNNY & HIGHLY EDUCATED
Bella Maori speaks about her accolades in education and is an example of being multi-layered and uses her knowledge when creating and writing. She gives some insight into her new documentary in the works. The interview also alludes to why she decided to Playboy as extension of her fight for women to be proud of their bodies.
Check out the interview in the video above. Follow Bella Maori on social media below.
Visit her website: BELLAMAORI.COM