‘Vampire Diaries’ Robert Ri’chard Tells a Story He Learned as a Kid That He Applies to His Acting Career
Acting might have saved Robert Ri’chard’s life.
The Vampire Diaries actor noted, “When I was a kid there was a local acting studio down from my house. I grew up in a rough neighborhood, and the studio was a place where kids could go and get out of the gang-type stuff. I went there and it was the only thing I wanted to do. I shook hands with an acting coach there, Ms. D., and that was the start of my new life. She was a mentor and a powerful person in my life.”
Although he’s appeared in projects like Coach Carter and The Feast of All Saints, Ri’chard is still committed to reaching his full potential. “The number one thing is training,” he told The Washington Times. “I trained six or seven days a week for five years. There is also a difference in wanting to be an actor and wanting to be famous; that’s different in pursuing a career in theater. You have to know what you want to do. You can look at Kim Kardashian; she’s a notable personality, but that’s different than being an actor.” Read more