Maya Jama has wanted to act «for ages».
The television and radio presenter has always dreamed of joining the movie business but her confidence was knocked when she failed to get a role in ‘Skins’.
Speaking about her acting dream, she said: «I have wanted to act for ages. When I was younger that is what I originally wanted to do. I auditioned for Skins when I was like 15 and got to the final round and it was between me and one other girl, and she got it, and then I was like, ‘No, I am rubbish, I never want to act again,’ and went into presenting.»
And Maya was supposed to start filming her first movie earlier this year, but it had been pushed back due to coronavirus so she is hopeful that she will get to set in February 2021.
Speaking on Sunday Brunch, she added: «I am supposed to be doing a film but because of Covid everything has been pushed back. It was supposed to be in April then it got moved to the next month, next month, and now fingers crossed February.
«It’s secret-y at the moment but I am playing somebody really shy. That’s the opposite to me. And it’s in the Caribbean, so that’s why it can’t go ahead. So those are my two clues but I don’t know if I am allowed to give out anything else. As a presenter you spend so much time just being yourself and coming across as yourself on camera, transitioning into acting, it’s like, ‘Now be someone just completely different,’ which is really hard. But I am having a go. I have been sitting in front of my mirror a lot, watching closely actors on films and trying to fake cry.»