This month we bring you another beauty from the west coast. Some of you may recognized her from her role as Katie in A Love Like this (Ep.1 & 2) By CineFilms Creation and a few commercials by HAC.. She is as charismatic is person as she is in film.
Hmoodle: April, tell us a little about yourself.
April: I’m 38 years old, I have 3 handsome boys and married to an amazing and supportive husband. I am and have been employed by Fresno County for over 10 years. Busy life with my boys and work, I am able to fit in Muay Thai Boxing and Brazilian Jujitsu 6 days a week to keep myself in shape. One of my biggest dreams is to break into the Entertainment Industry and becoming an actress. I am a down to earth person, caring and giving, very athletic and loves the outdoor and am spontaneous, always looking for a new adventures.
Hmoodle: When did you first discover your love for acting? Do you have a favorite actor/actress who has been your inspiration?
April: When I was in the 6th grade. My 6th grade teacher, Mr. Losey put me in a school play. Ever since then I knew, acting was what I wanted to do. I started volunteering in school activities and clubs, anything that had to do with entertainment from middle school all the way to college.
My favorite actress is Angelina Jolie. She is an amazing and inspirational role model as a person and an actress. All the characters she’s ever played are mostly strong and well powered women.
Hmoodle: If you could play anyone of Angelina’s roles, which would it be? Since you are so active and like boxing, maybe you would like to play Laura Croft?
Yes, Laura Croft would be my first choice and then Mrs. Smith!!
Hmoodle: I have never seen that movie, but I will assume it has a lot of action. Muay Thai Boxing and Brazilian Jujitsu? Got a lot of pent up aggression? When you aren’t beating someone up, what do you like to do to stay fit?
April: Yeah, that movie has a lot of actions & mysteries! That’s why I love it!
BJJ promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant by using proper technique, leverage, and most notably, taking the fight to the ground, and then applying joint-locks and choke-holds to defeat the opponent. BJJ training can be used for sport grappling tournaments (gi and no-gi) and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition or self-defense. Sparring (commonly referred to as “rolling”) and live drilling play a major role in training, and a premium is placed on performance, especially in competition, in relation to progress and ascension through its ranking system.
Muay Thai that uses stand-up striking along with various clinching techniques. This physical and mental discipline which includes combat on shins is known as “the art of eight limbs” because it is characterized by the combined use of fists, elbows, knees, shins, being associated with a good physical preparation that makes a full-contact fighter very efficient. Muay Thai is referred to as “The Art of Eight Limbs”; and using eight points of contact the body mimics weapons of war. The hands become the sword and dagger; the shins and forearms were hardened in training to act as armor against blows, and the elbow to fell opponents like a heavy mace or hammer; the legs and knees became the axe and staff. The body operated as one unit. The knees and elbows constantly searching and testing for an opening while grappling and trying to spin an enemy to the ground for the kill.
And no, I have no pent up aggression, lol!
We have a community gym that I go to, at least an hour a day when I don’t have class or have some free time to myself. And on the weekends before Muay Thai & BJJ classes I like to go run a few miles before or after class.
Hmoodle: I must say you are in great shape. Have you always been this active?
April: Thank you! And Yes, I had always been very tomboyish as a kid, play hard with boys and love sports.
Hmoodle: Monday night. Yelling at your hubby about watching to much football? Or sitting on the couch next to him with a beer in one hand and nachos in the other?
My hubby doesn’t watch football, he rather spend time with our boys while I’m at my Muay Thai Boxing class… Or we all play video games together as a family.
Call of duty? The family that kills together, stays together.
Yes, that is true. We play Borderlands 1 & 2, Call of Duty and Samurai Warriors 1-4.
Hmoodle: What do you enjoy most about acting and modeling?
April: I enjoy being someone else and the art behind both of them. It’s amazingly beautiful in all aspect.
Hmoodle: Any last words for our readers? Shout outs or how someone can follow you?
April: First of all, this definitely means a lot to me and I’m overjoyed with gratitude. I would like to thank Hmoodle for giving me this opportunity to be their Model for the month of November. Thank you to my family, friends and most of all my amazing husband for all of their love and support and always encouraging and reminding me that the sky is the limit. I want to very much thank all the photographers/directors/acting instructors I’ve worked with. Thank you to all my supporters out there reading the interview with Hmoodle. Finally, I’ll leave you with some words of wisdom that I’ve always believed and tried to follow: “Be happy, Be who you want to be. If others don’t like it, then let them be. Happiness is a choice. Life isn’t about pleasing everybody. Love yourself and embrace your inner beauty/culture. God created everyone different, because this world would not be as beautiful as it is if we were all the same.”
You guys can following me on FB @April Fang Seymour & Instagram @pumkinpie76