WhereTheyAtNow: I’m sure you all remember Zachary Isaiah Williams. He was the cute little boy who starred alongside Jessica Alba and Romeo Miller in the 2003 film “Honey”. His rendition of Raymond certainly spoke to a generation and made an eternal impression.
However, his acting career would only increase from there. Later, he would team up with Romeo to play the role of his little brother in the television series “Romeo” for Nickelodeon. He would continue to expand his CV role on shows such as “Lincoln Heights” and “Calvin & Freddie’s Cosmic Encounters”.
Now he plays on Bounce TV on both “Family Time” and “In The Cut”, where he is not only active in front of the camera, but also behind the scenes.
I cut it with Zachary to talk about an acting career so successful in such a young person, his transition from a child actor to an adult actor, his latest projects and more.
Read Zachary’s full interview below to see how his career has flourished over the years.
Q: Many people remember your role as Raymond in the 2003 film “Honey”, as well as your role in the program “Romeo” by Nickelodeon. What was it like to have such a successful acting career at a young age?
A: Being successful at such a young age has had its ups and downs. It certainly got a lot more attention than I expected. This would often hamper being a normal child. It was impossible to go anywhere without being followed by crowds of children. On the other hand, however, it gave me the opportunity to speak positively to different people. I have often found myself encouraging different children, and sometimes adults, to let them know that anything is possible for as long as you think, and to work hard. I was very grateful to have been able to transmit this ideology to children at such a young age, even if I was only a child myself.
Q: In both projects, you played the role of Romeo’s little brother, are you still in touch today?
A: What’s crazy is that everyone thought we planned it, but it was just a coincidence that we were chosen to play brothers back to back. And yes, we are still in contact to this day. We often attend Bible study and occasionally play basketball.
Q: Do you feel like you missed part of your childhood since you became part of the entertainment world at such a young age?
A: No, I don’t feel robbed at all like a child. I feel like I am part of the entertainment industry which improved my childhood as I could still be a child (playing outside, playing different sports, hanging out with friends), but I also had a very early overview of how business generally works from the entertainment business involves the same principles as all businesses. Instead of taking a business school course, I was able to experience it firsthand at a young age, which makes it much easier to get into business as a young adult.
Q: Very often we see star children going through a difficult transition as they adapt to adulthood and continue their careers. What do you think made your transition from acting differently from other child stars?
A: I would say that strong family support and a solid foundation based on faith were essential in my transition from acting. Unfortunately, growing up as an actor can lead to many false states of mind. Sometimes fame can go into people’s heads. Many child actors, and actors in general, go through life with the feeling that they are better than others. I always believed that everyone was equal, and anything was possible for anyone if they believed it. For this reason, I try to treat everyone with respect and to treat people the way I want to be treated, no matter who that person is. The glorified attention of fans and the desire of the public can cause major problems.
When work suddenly stops, they no longer feel wanted, leaving a huge void in their lives because who they thought they were for all these years is suddenly compromised. This often causes them to get out of control and look for anything to fill this void, and as you can imagine, the things they are trying to fill this void are not always healthy or the best option for them. . During the dry periods of work, I certainly also had difficult moments, but to keep my strong relation with God was and is absolutely essential to maintain my mental health. This is the reason why my identity has never been and will never be questioned because I know who I am in God and I know that he has the best plan for me. So, during my difficult times in this industry, I relied on faith and my family, and because of that, thankfully, I never really felt this void.
Q: Later in your career, you participated in more successful projects, such as the program “Lincoln Heights”, and you are currently part of the television program “Family Time”. What other future projects do you have in the works?
A: Coming soon, look for other episodes of “Family Time” which should be broadcast soon, and I’m also currently an editor, writing on “Family Time”, as well as “In the Cut”; both broadcast on Bounce TV. I always act a lot, but I also have many different upcoming projects that I produce, as well as different business ventures such as apps and tech companies that I work on and I will do my best to keep everyone in touch. place to date as new things happen! My Instagram and Twitter is @zachwilliamss.
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