HOLR is chatting with Ashley Olivia Fisher to discuss how she got her start in the industry and some of her favorite projects she’s worked on to date.
HOLR sat down with Ashley Olivia Fisher to chat about her thrilling dark comedy series on BET+ called “Average Joe.” In addition to discussing one of her latest roles, we take a deep dive into how she got her start in the industry, her multidimensional approach to acting, and her future goals.
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Talk to us about how you got your start in the TV and film industry.
I got started in the industry at the age of 12 just by being exposed to my local acting classes and that led me to go to LaGuardia High School, which was a dream. Once I got reps and started auditioning I slowly built my resume up and I just never quit.
You starred in the BET+ dark comedy series “Average Joe.” What can you tell us about this intense one-hour drama regarding what we can expect when tuning in?
The audience should expect a lot of dark humor, violence, and how the average family’s moral compass gets tested, with nonstop cliffhangers to keep you wanting to know what’s going to happen in the next episode.
Photo credit: Photographer: Shakira McQueen Hairstylist: Danielle Clarke
How do you continue to bring a multidimensional approach to your roles and character work?
I find that living my real life and having experiences to lean on helps me with my character work. I feel that I always need to dedicate time to live my true authentic self with my family and friends. Those experiences are priceless and give me gems to use as tools in my character development.
What are some of your other favorite projects you’ve worked on to date?
I’d have to say “The System” in which I played a young teenage girl who gets harassed by the cops because of weed possession. The project highlighted a lot of what goes into the law enforcement “war on drugs” and ties in how the educational system is affected by that as well. Love to play roles that have real meaning to what’s happening currently in the world. Had loads of fun with the cast and crew on that project.
What’s next for you in terms of your future ambitions in the industry?
I want to challenge myself to do it all. In particular, I would like to do more action or comedy. After doing stunts on this series it opened my eyes to the possibilities for me. I also have great comedic chops and think people should find out how I can attack that. All in all, definitely doing some theater. There’s nothing like going back to the foundation and roots of acting.
Published by HOLR Magazine.