PLUS MODEL MAGAZINE April 2016 Issue - Page 119

portraying? VP: Playing the role of ‘Mama’ made me pull from the memories of my own Mamma, who’s no longer with us, but she was a strong matriarch of the family, who held our family together with the belief in God and faith to be the bonding factor of our family. She believed the idea “the family that prays together, stays together.” I emotionally had to resurface these characteristics of my mother to inspire me, and that’s always hard for me because I miss her. It gave fuel to my character choice as ‘Mama King’. Do you feel that you are much like the character that you played? (Physically, personality, etc.) . VP: I’m like ‘Mama King’ in the sense of her faith in God/the Bible being non-negotiable and her rock/foundation. I am very nurturing as well, and extremely protective of my family and friends. Producer Jermaine Smith on Vicky Poole: It was great to see Vicky transform into this character Visit online: #plusmodelmag A Piece of Me: An Everyday Story Opens on April 7, 2016 4.16 the beautiful woman she is and showed us Mama in her rawness. inspiration + style that was calm, strong and resilient. Vicky came through big time because she walked away from