May 2001
ACTORS MAKING THE GRADE : Hill Harper is Fearless in the Active State of Being

Hill Harper

ACTORS MAKING THE GRADE : Hill Harper is Fearless in the Active State of Being

Shelby Jones (Washington D.C)

If you have seen his work in LOVING JEZEBEL, HE GOT GAME or THE NEPHEW, then you know Hill is thorough at his craft. For those of you that have not seen him perform, donít miss him in THE VISIT from Urbanworld Films.

I had the pleasure of zipping some questions to Mr. Harper. Here is a glimpse of the young manís mind. Enjoy.



What is your bliss?

Fearlessness in the active state of being


What do you hate about politics?

Hypocritical, condescending, cavalier--conservatives


Which historical figure do you identify with?

Muhammad Ali


Which living person do you most admire?

Nelson Mandela


Football or basketball?

Football


Shell-top Adidas or Nike's?

Shell-top Adidas


Do you believe in romance?

Absolutely


Jazz, funk, alternative or hip-hop?

Jazz


What problem facing the African-American community do you think Needs to be solved immediately?

Public School education


If you could see any musical performer dead or alive, who would it be?

Bob Marley


What do you like most about your friends?

Honesty & intelligence


Eric Clapton or BB King?

BB King


Do you believe in love at first sight?

Yes


If you were not an actor, what would you do for a living?

President of the United States


If you were suddenly elected President of the United States, what would be your first executive order?

Raise public school teacher's salary to $200,000 per year


Who would win in a fight between Ali & Mike Tyson?

Ali! No doubt!!


What is your favorite film of all time?

Purple rain


What is your most favorite line from the Godfather trilogy?

Wet my beak


Have you ever been dogged?

Yes


If you could play any character in the history of the world, who would it be?

Nelson Mandela