CYMPHONIQUE SITS DOWN TO TALK ABOUT HER CAREER, MUSIC AND MORE
Cymphonique Miller is busy at work with her music and starring role on the Nickelodeon’s original sitcom, “How To Rock.”
In between her busy schedule of filming and songwriting, Cymphonique had a chance to sit down with Channel Guide Magazine to talk about the show, her music and her famous dad, Master P. Check out some of the interview highlights below:
On her work ethic:
You definitely have to have a strong work ethic, because the thing is, you have to do all of the acting at rehearsals, but you also have to do a lot of the music recording as well, and then we all, when it comes to music videos, we have dance rehearsals. First and foremost, I always have to do my schoolwork first. My schoolteacher is here [turns and points], so that’s how it always works. Before I even go to rehearsal in the mornings, I do school, and then it’ll be acting rehearsals, dancing rehearsals, vocal rehearsals — lots of rehearsals.
On what’s happening on the How To Rock set:
Lots of good stuff has been happening on How to Rock. I recently had my big brother Romeo on the show, and as you might know, he did his own show on Nickelodeon [Romeo!], so it’s really cool for a brother and sister to be on the same network. It’s cool, because that was actually our first time acting together — not in an interview or on a talk show, but in an actual TV show.
On her famous father Master P:
In the beginning, he didn’t actually want me to be in the entertainment business, because he’s like, “I know how crazy this entertainment business is. Your job is to get good grades in school. You keep doing that, then you know you’ll be fine. You can be a doctor or a lawyer, or something else — you don’t have to be in the entertainment business like me or Romeo.” It was more like a coincidence, because it’s always been something I’ve loved. I never did it because of them. I think it kind of just worked — it was in my blood or something. But I really wanted to do this, so I was like, “Dad, no — I really want to do this. I want to pursue it.’ So he’s like, “OK, get good grades, stay on honor roll.” So I did that — I got all A’s. So he’s like, “OK, what am I going to do with you?”
On what she would want to pursue if she were not acting:
You know, I love little kids, and I think it would be really cool to be a teacher, and I find myself always tutoring my little cousins, and they’re like, “I like when you tutor me, because you listen to me, and you have the patience to sit there with me.” And I also love to give back, so no matter what, whether I’m in the entertainment industry or not, I always want to make sure that I’m giving back. That’s a feeling that I’ve never gotten for — in acting, singing or dancing, when I’m visiting hospitals with these kids and seeing that you can make someone smile, actually putting in the time — I think time is more valuable than money, because you can’t get that back. Knowing all of these kids and getting that experience — I always feel really good about myself and the fact that you can help others, so that’s something that I would do no matter what. Be involved in charity, possibly be a teacher and … secretly, an astronaut. I’m always fascinated with space.
Check out Channelguidemagblog for the full interview with Cymphonique.