Interview with QUINCY FOUSE | LOVING LIVING
The word love has many connotations and we often use it in situations from a very conditional perspective. We can’t feel love in its purest state when we are angry, disappointed, or judging ourselves and others. However, recognizing and caring about how we feel will open the doors towards a more loving and compassionate state of being where we will be able to sense our life from the lenses of God/Source/Universe. Hence, when we consciously live with appreciation and cherish our connection with who we really are – loving, kind and beautiful human beings – we become grounded in ourselves and begin to impart our innate wisdom, compassion, and imagination onto the outer world.
Musician and actor Quincy Fouse shows us how living with gratitude allows him to give himself fully to his creative expression and consciously move about the world with a positive outlook. He says: “Well, the belief I have of myself is that God made me as God made all things. So when I just focus on loving God’s creation with respect and support, I find peace and simplicity in my days.”
In this uplifting interview, discover the inspiring attitude which has allowed Fouse to pursue his passions and exist in a state of inner peace and happiness…
- Please introduce yourself briefly. Who, in your own words, is Quincy Fouse?
I’m just a regular guy, setting goals and consistently working at them while loving unconditionally in life!
- How did you maintain your innate passion and inspiration for your creative expression and turn it into a successful career?
It was never something that I had to task myself to do. My most loving memories come from moments where my parents were singing and entertaining me and each other as a family, so naturally, I wanted to become a part of that.
- You are known as ‘Soul Fro’ in the music sphere. Do you feel that when you are performing music under a stage name, you take on different qualities or attributes?
No, but I will say it differs from, say, when I’m working on “Legacies” because ‘Soul Fro’ is 100 percent of my own cause and movement. When doing a job for someone else, I’m joining my will with the intent of the production.
- The recently-released music video for your song I Know has a very nostalgic and joyful mood. What was the inspiration for the aesthetic and creative direction?
The beautiful mind of Barry Galperin, director of the music video, created the thing! I knew I could trust him with capturing the heart of the song and I couldn’t be happier with what we came into!
- Lexi Stevenson and you have amazing chemistry in the video. How did you tap into this intimacy and make it feel so real?
Lexi and I have been friends for a while. Any time you have genuine established trust with your scene partner the vulnerability shows on camera. I’m blessed to have amazing friends!
- The I Know video is very much grounded in an experience of living in L.A. What elements of your experience with the city did you bring into this project?
Barry really implemented the settings that San Luis Obispo had to offer in such a way, that the stage was set for you to see the heart in the romance.
- The video also has an interplanetary element to the narrative. How does this element relate to the romance and the song itself?
It illustrates the emotion of loss in search of romance. That feeling could cast us so far from ourselves and what’s familiar… like you’re on another planet.
- How does your collaborative work with Darin Blaine Wilkins and Colah in creating works for your collective Kingdom differ from your independent work? How does your collaborative and independent work embrace and complement each other?
Darin, Colah and I come from different relationships with music, so when we work together, you’re hearing us create a new experience. When Kingdom creates together you can hear our friendship in the blend of the music. When it’s just me you’ll hear Soul Fro’s struggles, beliefs, and cause.
- On the CW’s “Legacies,” you portray vampire Milton ‘MG’ Greasy. How has MG come to terms with his being a vampire and the ways in which it has completely changed his life?
He hasn’t just yet, but thankfully he’s got Kaleb by his side to help him along the journey.
- “Legacies” has some emotional moments – such as when MG confronted his family. How do you think the show embraces both the supernatural and the universal, human elements in the storyline?
I feel the show takes these very human problems (Mrs. Greasley’s conditional love for her son, for example) and pairs them with these supernatural themes which brings awareness to an entire demographic. A wonderful example of cause married with art.
- You are well-known for your role as Nate Munsen in “Logan.” What did you learn from working with an incredible cast and crew – including prolific actor Hugh Jackman?
The biggest thing I learned was how valuable vulnerability in the workspace is. Everyone was so intimate with the work that it was natural for me to give effort to the project.
- Both “Legacies” and “Logan” occupy vivid worlds – the Vampire Diaries/The Originals and the X-Men universes respectively. How do you step into these worlds as an actor and make them feel real?
To go along with my last answer, just giving the cause my vulnerability and emoting from the circumstances set by the creators.
- Have you learned anything new about yourself from becoming different characters?
Yes! I steal bits and pieces of my characters’ fashion ALL the time!
- How do the beliefs you have about yourself affect your life experience?
Well, the belief I have of myself is that God made me as God made all things. So when I just focus on loving God’s creation with respect and support, I find peace and simplicity in my days.
- The spirit of The Hedonist Magazine is The Essence of a Joyful Living. How does joy during the creative process affect your own experience, and in consequence the final manifestation of your actions?
I find joy in love, respect, and support. It’s through the process of respect and support that I love God, myself, others, and especially my craft. That’s a joy that’ll never leave, and that’s my peace.
- When you hear: “You can be, do and have anything you want,” words from the Abraham-Hicks teachings, what is your take on such a statement?
It’s the truth, a law of life that does exist and I’ve implemented throughout all my days of developing my path. But I am sure to be one with love in that process, because from good days to my bad days “anything (I) want” could change, respect and support is static and I reap what I sow.