Interview with GENO SEGERS | I AM Living In Positive Expectation
Everyone creates their own reality based on a simple formula – first we think a thought, some time passes by, then that thought manifests into our reality. Regardless of thought being desired or not, this creation process is at the essence of all expansion.
So what happens between the thought and its manifestation to reality? That is the time when we are assembling and putting in motion our beliefs and expectations on a topic we had originally thought on. The moment our beliefs are in line with the thought we had – we can expect to see it manifest in the near future.
Actor Geno Segers who can be seen as Dwayne in the newly released NBC comedy Perfect Harmony, says: “Everyone’s existence has a positive or result based on their expectations.”
In this uplifting interview with Geno, you will enjoy his love and passion for the arts of acting, as well as his inspiring insights about positive expectations and more.
Please introduce yourself briefly. Who, in your own words, is Geno Segers?
Geno Segers is just a normal guy who happens to have a job on TV and he loves what he does.
Do you remember the moment in your life when you thought ‘I want to be an actor’?
It was when Jeff Lee (Lion King Producer) put so much time into my audition. He came to me and gave me all the beats I needed to hit, took the time to work with me to make sure I did my best. It made me feel like I could do it.
THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY
The entertainment industry has evolved with the introduction of streaming platforms and the increasing accessibility of creating diverse stories with diverse casts. What do you think about the current state of the industry and how do you envision its future?
I think that it’s great. The world is a diverse place. I believe the industry should reflect it. It’s really amazing how we watch TV and movies now on phones, tablets, laptops, and soon maybe we’ll be watching holograms.
In the newly released NBC comedy Perfect Harmony, you play Dwayne. What aspects of your character do you most resonate with?
Deep down Dwayne is a romantic, and so am I.
Perfect Harmony follows a Princeton music professor (Arthur Cochran, played by Bratley Whitford) who gets involved with a church choir. How does Arthur’s presence change the dynamic of the choir?
The group consists of talented people who need direction. Without a map, it’s hard to find your way sometimes no matter how nice the roads. Arthur has the map and we need his directions.
Beyond the passion for singing, what do you think unites all the people of the choir despite being so different from each other?
That’s the way it is in small communities. You have to rely on each other at times.
How would you describe the relationship between Dwayne (Shep Rollins) and Ginny?
We grew up together. Friends all their lives. Unknown to Ginny, however, Dwayne has always had a crush on her. He’s hiding that fact the whole time. Until Arthur gives him some good directions.
What have you learned about yourself for being part of this project?
I’ve learned that singing high notes live is way different (laughs). When I first spoke to Adam Anders about my range I told him nothing over F. He smiled and said, “ok.” Next thing I know I’m singing G, a whole step higher. I was thinking if I couldn’t do it 8 shows a week that it was out of my range. Ah yes, the beauty of the studio.
- You have also worked as a voice actor. How is it different to embody a character through just their voice vs. through all their facial expressions and body language?
It’s a lot harder. People think that just because you have a voice, that is a little left of normal, that voice-over work just falls in your lap. Ha! I wish. All you have to bring the role to life is your voice. So trust me, those that do it exclusively, are some of the hardest working people in the business.
Before you were an actor, you were an athlete. Does in any way your athletic career has influenced your process as an actor?
Absolutely! Having been around many different types of people, it gave me an interesting pool of character to pull from. So when I’m developing a character I pull from most guys I played sports with. Or at least that’s where I’ll start.
Are there any other projects you are particularly excited about?
None that I can talk about. But stay tuned.
How do your expectations to experience what you desire affects your existence?
The same way it would affect anyone. The same way you as a journalist have the expectation that you’ll get the answers you need to complete your article. Everyone’s existence has a positive or result based on their expectations.
Are you involved in any charity organization or humanitarian cause you would like to mention?
I’m working with my own foundation called “Hold It On The Road.” I donate my time to talk with kids about making good decisions today that will have a positive effect in the future.
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?
For me, everything seems to lineup. Everything in life has an order. I believe that when you’re doing something that you love and you’re putting love into it, it is the very thing that you get in return.
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?
My take it simple. When you tell someone that, they tend to focus on the word anything. Immediately their mind goes to what they could possibly become. When in actual fact the most important word in the statement is want. A person might have the potential to become a doctor, lawyer or great leader. But having potential doesn’t mean you actually do anything. Potential energy is simply stored energy. You must first work out what it is you want. Then set up small steps that will get you there.