Sydney Park On 'People's Party With Talib Kweli'

Sydney Park On 'People's Party With Talib Kweli'

In this episode of "People's Party With Talib Kweli", Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with actress and comedian:


Here's what they got into:

  • Getting a spot at the Hollywood Improv club at 6 years old
  • Her parents dropping their jobs in the Bay to move to LA for a new beginning
  • Growing up with a mixed-race background, born to a Black mother and Korean father
  • Her grandmother Marlene Cole's history of being a Black Panther
  • Sydney stating, "I'm done trying to make the oppressor feel at ease by remaining quiet"
  • Why she chose to delete her Instagram
  • How she felt when she was chosen to appear on "America's Got Talent" at 8 years old
  • Having doubts of being able to land lead roles due to her mixed-race heritage
  • Being influenced by the strong work ethic and humor of Sheryl Lee Ralph
  • Her experience working on the series "The Walking Dead"
  • Why the world has such an endless fascination with zombies
  • Working on the animated series "Spirit: Riding Free"
  • Mentorship from Janel Parrish and Sasha Sheaffer on "Pretty Little Liars"
  • Starring as Kiera in the show "Moxie" alongside Amy Poehler
  • Actively seeking out roles that are progressive and have meaning
  • Becoming a "final girl" in the film "There's Someone Inside Your House"
  • Being a longtime fan of horror movies and her B-day falling on Halloween
  • How the Trump-era has spawned movies about revenge killings of deplorables
  • Cancel culture and it's lack of humility for the misguided
  • Rising above elements of hate to be better than the haters themselves
  • "There's Someone Inside Your House" and it's prevalence of cannabis use
  • Classic scenes from "Deep Blue Sea" as well as "Leprechaun: Back 2 Tha Hood"
  • Recent ambitions to become a singer with an album currently in the works
  • Music being a calling and her first love since childhood
  • Excitement for the potential of a "Dads Club" film with Randall Park and Kristen Bell
  • Her upcoming movie "First Love" directed by A.J. Edwards

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