Hollywood Insider: Mallie B. young actress on the rise

Mallian L. Butler, AKA Mallie B., is an 11 year American Actress who is based in Los Angeles, CA. Not only is she a professionally trained Actress, but she is also a Singer, Model and Writer. She has been an active Performance Artist since the age of 4. Her primary residence is in Dallas, TX which is where she spends her down time. 

Mallian is known for having done work for Dreamworks TV, Awesomeness TV, NBC Universal, Scripps Network, AMS Pictures and a host of other production companies and Directors. She is experienced in Film, Television, Commercials, Theatre and Music. However, she is constantly working to pursue new and exciting opportunities that continue to enhance and increase her professional repertoire’. 

Her music career was launched in 2018 with the release of her debut Single “Happy Girl”. She co-wrote the song and assisted with the directing the filming of the video. She worked with Nick Cooper and Tony Hemmings to produce this project as well as Mahalia Jackson-Butler. 

Mallian is also a talented Writer. She is currently assisting with completing a television screenplay and also has an animation project in pre-production. 

Her hobbies include reading, creating works of arts,singing, traveling, shopping, spending time with friends and family and hiking.

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Hollywood Insider: Exclusive Interview with Actress & Writer Mallie B.

Hollywood World: What do you love about the role that you are currently playing?

Mallie B.: The project that I’m currently working on is in pre-production and it’s one that I am very excited about. I love the role because it is so very similar to my actual personality. I lead in the project as a tween-aged girl who is excited about all things that middle schools are interested in and I also have a flare for the dramatics in this role.

Hollywood World: What is the storyline about?

Mallie B.: It’s about a girl and her two best friends who tackle the daily adventures of middle school experiences as well as funny life experiences. This project is hilariously funny, but it’s also smart.

Hollywood World: Who else is involved in this production, director, producer, actors?

Mallie B.: This is a pilot project, so our goal is to promote awareness of the work that we’re doing with a goal of expanding the production team.

Hollywood World: What makes a good scene partner?

Mallie B.: Good chemistry, attitude and work ethic.

 

Hollywood World: What are your favorite projects you have been part of?

Mallie B.: Definitely creation of my first music video and debut song “Happy Girl”; it was so much fun. I’ve also enjoyed working on Dreamworks TV and Awesomeness TV projects (post production). Funny enough, being a contestant on NBC Universal’s game show, The Noise, was loads of fun even though I didn’t win in my segment. Lol.

Hollywood World: How much experience do you have in field?

Mallie B.: I’ve interested in TV/Film since I was four years old, but really because serious about it a couple years ago. My career began in theatre and then quickly progressed to film/tv.

Hollywood World: Describe your best quality as an actor?

Mallie B.: I take direction very well and quickly make adjustments as needed.

Hollywood World: What do you enjoy the most about your job?

Mallie B.: I love having the opportunity to portray various characters and bring them to life. I also love meeting new people and growth that comes from working in different settings and environments. 

Hollywood World: What have you learned from the directors that you have worked with throughout your career?

Mallie B.: I’ve  learned to be more flexible when portraying characters and open to pushing my limits in order to give the best possible performance. 

 

Hollywood World: From where have you learned acting? What training do you have?

Mallie B.: I’ve learned from multiple sources. I’ve received training from L.A. based Coaches as well others. Namely, Diane Christensen, Scott David, Dallas Lovato, Talent House Academy, David Rountree, Young Actor’s Studios, Margie Haber, Joanna Sanchez, Japheth Gordon, Nick Cooper, Stephanie Derrick etc. and countless workshops. I am trained to the max, but I also study at the school of life- as my mom says. I learn something new each day just by paying attention to my environment and interactions with other. I learn a lot by watching my parents run their companies. 

Hollywood World: What has been your biggest achievement in the field of acting?

Mallie B.: My biggest achievement, in my opinion, was when I scored my first Lead Role. It was a small project, but having been cast as the lead caused a major spike in my confidence level and sparked a flame that caused me to work harder and to seek out bigger and more competitive roles.

Hollywood World: What other types of movies would you be interested in film?

Mallie B.: I’d like to portray a character who is completely opposite of my natural – Disney-ish/Nickelodeon-ish personality. I am definitely open to the challenge that going a bit darker will bring.

Hollywood World: How do you see your role as an actor?

Mallie B.: I see my role as one that is positive and necessary. As a minority Actress, I’d like to inspire all kids to pursue their dreams and goals. My message is simply, if it is humanly possible then I can do it if I work hard and commit myself. 

 

Hollywood World: What was your most memorable role? Why?

Mallie B.: It was the role of Grace in the short film DisGraced. I appreciate the role because it presented the child’s perspective of having parents who are involved in  a same sex relationship. Controversial viewpoints were covered- which is what I liked most. It was a very serious role for me and one that was realistic and that needed to be shared. 

Hollywood World: What is your secret?

Mallie B.: There’s no secret formula. My parents have assembled a great team around me- Agents, Consultants, Coaches, etc., we practice self-investment, we work hard and we trust the process. I truly believe that hard work pays off in a big way. One of my greatest resources is that of my Entertainment Business Consultant, Sonja Norwood (Brandy and Ray J Norwood’s mom). Her guidance has impacted my career in a very positive way.

Hollywood World: What other hobbies do you have?

Mallie B.: I love hiking, swimming, dancing, singing, exploring, reading, creating new works of art (scripts, cartoons, etc.). 

 

Hollywood World: Who is your role model?

Mallie B.: My role models are my parents. I see them work hard daily and experience the benefits of that hard work. I live such an amazing  life based on their hard work and sacrifices. They’ve worked hard as a team for the past 20 years and they lead by example. I can’t think of better role models than them.

Hollywood World: What makes you feel like a star?

Mallie B.: Direct bookings and repeat bookings. It makes me feel like I’m getting things right. It’s also nice when someone acknowledges that they’ve seen my work and offers positive comments on it.

Hollywood World: Any tips about how to be a successful actor?

Mallie B.: Yes. Invest in acting classes, be fearless, trust yourself and put yourself out there and expect something amazing to happen. Also, go after a GREAT Agent to ensure you have the best representation possible.

Hollywood World: What do you want to be remembered for in life?

Mallie B.: What valuable lessons have you learned that helped you become the person you are today?  I want to be remembered as a person who dared to go after her dreams. I’ve known that I wanted to pursue a career as an Actress since I was four years old, so the work I do is a privilege and a gift. I get to be what I chose to be and I love every moment of it.  The lesson I’ve learned is that sometimes you only get one shot and that being prepared at all times is necessary. I’ve also learned that the one person who has the greatest power to block me or lift me up is myself. I choose to lift myself up. 

Hollywood World: What’s next?

Mallie B.: The sky is the limit. I’m open to greatness and opportunities.

 

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