We had the good fortune of connecting with Saffran Harris and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Saffran, as a parent, what have you done for you children that you feel has had the most significant impact?
I believe the most important thing I have done as a parent for my child is instilling and reaffirming self-confidence in my child. Every day my daughter and I say affirmations before we start the day to set the tone for how we will treat others and how we will accept to be treated by the world. We do this by reminding ourselves that we are capable of accomplishing anything we set our minds to, and as a parent, I am setting the example for my daughter by pursuing my dreams and accomplishing the goals I set out to do.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
The beautiful thing about being an actor is that no one can bring what you can to the table. The most successful actors are the ones who make their parts their own. I am grateful for all of my life experiences, especially the ones that I once believed were negative because it has provided a deep emotional reservoir and the ability for me to have an authentic connection to many scenarios that a character may go through. Getting to this stage of my career has been a steep uphill climb. I have to balance my family life with my work life all while trying to pursue a career in acting. It has been exhausting, and challenging, and expensive but also very fulfilling which is why I keep going. To remember that I have supporters- my family and friends who have been there for me whenever I needed anything is a huge motivation to keep pushing. I just can’t let them down by giving up. I’ve learned that your attitude and work ethic in this industry will trump over talent when it comes to getting work in this industry. Having a good name is great networking currency. No one wants to work with an artist who is disrespectful to the production crew or is a pain on set. I want the world to know that it is never too late to follow pursue your passions and to make use of your gifts talents. We each have been given something to give to the world, and the world is made richer for it. I hope that my work shines as a light in the darkness, making people laugh, smile, or feel something real that enriches their soul.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
The SD Zoo- It’s the most beautiful zoo I have ever been too! Muzita Absynnian Bistro – Delicious Ethiopian food in the cutest setting in University Heights The Rock Church (Point Loma Campus) – Sunday service at The Rock is always amazing and Pastor Miles is an inspiration to hear from. Giovannis Itailian Rstaurant – Hand’s down the best Italian food in SD! They are always so friendly and the atmosphere is welcoming to where you just don’t want to leave. Scripps Coastal Reserve – The coastal views are breathtaking. A must see for visitors. Madison Park – A favorite place to grab a drink. Better Buzz Coffee – Because, coffee. Seaport Village – It’s a great place to walk around and check out some unique artisan shops.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Shout out to Actors, Models & Talent for Christ- the organization who discovered me and believed in me to do more than I thought I could.
John A Sutton
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