Making Dreams Reality Series: MDR x Paige Hurd
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Paige Hurd, the beloved child actor who has turned into our fave from Power Book II: Ghost is our favorite IT girl over here at Milano. And as part of our new Making Dreams Reality Series, CEO Milan Rouge had a chance to sit and chop it up with her about life as an actress, men sliding all up in her DMs, her biggest dreams, and how she makes them a reality. Ready to sip a lil tea all while being inspired at the same time? Slip into your favorite Milano loungewear and read up:
MR: I'm just gonna jump right in. So Cradle to the Grave, Everybody Hates Chris, Beauty Shop, Power Book Two [which is] my favorite show by the way. How has everything been? Like how has this journey to making your dreams a reality been?
PH: It's been difficult. I think there was like a time where I stopped working for a while. And so that was really hard. And just the transition from like the child actor to an adult is also rough, but it's really fulfilling. And I'm really happy that I stayed the course. Cause there were some times where I thought I was just gonna stop.
MR: Do you think it's rough like having them see you as an adult?
PH: Yeah. Yeah. I think people still don't realize that I am an adult now. So I still feel like a kid. Like I forget how old I actually am.
MR: Well because you look good. That's why. So that's a good thing, but I mean, I've seen the videos. I've seen Power Book Two. I don't think you a child in those scenes that I see. *laughs*
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MR: What's your go-to style for like when you're filming long days on set? Like how do you come to work?
PH: Oh, bum. Bum. So I'm like bum chic. [I’m] real good at that. I got my Crocs, I got my little sweatpants, a hoodie. Everything's oversized. I'm just bumming it out.
MR: So, comfort.
PH: Yeah, for sure. Cause then you know, you get hair and makeup. So then when I leave, it’s like, ‘Oh, she’s a cute bum.’
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MR: Besides acting, what else moves you?
PH: Um, I really wanna work in the special needs community. So kids and young adults with special needs is like really my passion. That's where I'm trying to get to. So eventually, I wanna have like my own organization, my own channel, like a whole TV network dedicated to them. So it's kind of like my goal.
MR: That's amazing cause I saw that your brother has special needs. That's awesome. I used to work with the mentally disabled. I did that for four years.
PH: Really? Oh my gosh. You have a lot of patience.
MR: What do you feel is the hardest part about your job?
PH: The hardest part is not taking this stuff home with me and learning that my validation doesn't come from people. I need to give it to myself because the same people who are gonna validate me will also tear me down and if I take the validation and the praise, then I'll take that too. I'm kind of learning that with Power Book Two right now. They tearin’ me up. *laughs*
MR: Really? Well look. I’m Team Lauren. Effie, we coming for you. *laughs*
MR: So are you dating right now? How is your love life?
PH: It's boring. I’m not dating. There's nothing going on.
MR: Why? You such a beautiful girl!
PH: I don’t know. I have no idea. Like it's really sad out here. Stop putting eyeballs in my DMs!
MR: Right! You have to approach her like the lady that she is.
PH: Yes! Like say hello.
MR: Right! 2022, Paige is gonna have a man. Okay?
PH: Speak it.
MR: I'm manifesting it for you cause I'm manifesting it for myself.
MR: So wait, would you do a celebrity dating show?
PH: I would. You know I wanted to do The Bachelorette.
MR: I think you would be great. Call her, Bachelorette! Call her!
MR: Thank you so much for joining us. I truly appreciate you and [by] doing this interview and getting to know you more, it just makes me love you even more.
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Written by: Sage Reeds