MAIA CAMPBELL: ‘I HAVE A DAUGHTER AND HAVE TO SET AN EXAMPLE’
Maia Campbell is determined to stay on the right path and set a positive example for her daughter, Elizabeth, to follow. The actress recently spoke with TT Torrez about her life as a mom and entertainer who is making every effort to once again make a bang in the industry.
“Right now I’m just supporting a comeback,” said Campbell. “I wrote a book. I had to find myself again because [of] changes in my life. I had a daughter, I had a little girl, she’s growing up now. So I had to grow up and I couldn’t just remain a little girl on TV forever,” commented the actress when asked about her hiatus from television after the hit show, ‘In the House’, came to an end over a decade ago.
Although many factors have inspired Maia to make a turn for the better since being featured on YouTube in a negative light, the actress’ daughter was the fuel that ignited her passion for change. “I have a daughter now and I have to set an example,” said Maia. “That was what got me grounded in [trying to do] better. I have to live my life differently. I have to change the way I was living my life. I can’t live my life so far away from the positive things that kept me rooted.”
Campbell has been drug free for four years and now puts a lot of time and energy into her daughter’s desire to act. “She wants to be an actress and she’s done some Disney commercials recently and some other acting and some videos on YouTube,” said Maia to TT. “She doesn’t listen to any other people as far as management [is concerned]. She’s listening to her father. And she doesn’t have any agent yet. She’s not exactly on a show because she hasn’t gotten the training yet. When she gets the training, she’ll probably pop onto something a little more lucrative…And I’ll be proud to sit by her and support her.” The actress added, ”The best thing I can do is stay working, and stay on the right path, and stay away from all of that stuff.”
Elizabeth is Campbell’s only child.