QUESTION 1: So everyone wants to know. How did you get the Opportunity to be apart of "Hidden Figures", a #1 Movie in America!
Aliepson: "I Submitted via an Online Audition. The Hidden Figures Production Team knew, Exactly, what they were looking for. They put ads everywhere, looking to fill all type of roles. At first, I didn't fit any of the Roles being advertised. Then I, Fortunately, ran into a Facebook Repost, from the Amazing "Andrea Craven"! She is the Extras Casting Director for Hidden Figures, The Birth of a Nation, and The Haves and Haves Nots; just to name a few. She reshared a post from, "Marinella Hume Casting Atlanta". They were looking for African American, Natural Women, Between the ages 20-35. Wow! Can you believe that! I was so Excited. I submitted ASAP. lol. I Followed the Specifics they wanted included in the Submission Email, then BOOM, I Received a very cool Acceptance letter, Congratulating me on being "Booked to work on the Featured Film "Hidden Figures"! Once on set, I was rebooked about 4 or 5 more times, as an "African American Computer" or "Core".
QUESTION 2: How many Hours, would you say you Spent on the Set of "Hidden Figures"?
ALIEPSON: "That is a good question. It literally went from being One Booking, to another and another one. I think I ended up being onset for 5 Days and We had 10/12 hour days, hands down. So, to answer the question, I guess I put in, a little over 60 hours...with the Fittings included."
QUESTION 3: We know you worked with other Celebrities before, but How was it interacting with Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monae, and Octavia Spencer, in particularly?
ALIEPSON: "It was a really Awesome Experience. I must say. All of them are Extremely Professional and down to earth, especially Janelle Monae. Janelle had a way of interacting with the Extras, the Staff, and even the janitor (chuckles), that made her extremely likeable and approachable. She and Taraji shared lots of jokes on set, making the long hours, a breeze to get through. What I noticed about Taraji is that she is truly a Revolving Brand. While onset, she had a Vocal Coach, in her ear, helping her perfect her vocal inflections. In between takes, she would practice vocal Exercises AND she Only drinks Fiji Water. A Very Disciplined individual. Overall, working with these Amazing Women was simply Motivating and Inspiring! I am so proud of all of their hard work and I hope to, one day, make them just as proud of me!"
QUESTION 4: How did you Like your Cast Mates?
ALIEPSON: "I think Everyone was cool. We spent a lot of hours together, so of course, behind the Scenes, was a bit Clickish. Overall, I met some really cool and interesting people. A Few of them, I made a Video with. We thought it would be cool to record us 'Dabbing in the 60's', lol. Our PA was Amazing as well. I absolutely love working with Alex Bryant. He is so Fun and he has the Answer to EVERYTHING, lol"
QUESTION 5: Being on Set 12 hours, that's rough. Did they feed you all? What did you eat?
ALIEPSON: "Yes they feed us. Our call time was early morning, 7 and 8 am. So we arrived to a Varity of Breakfast Items. From Fruits, to hot food, to Coffee & donuts. Then, at a certain hour, we break for Lunch. I filmed 5 days but we had anything from Baked chicken, to shrimp, burgers, vegetables, Salads....its like a buffet line....just make your plate how you see fit. I personally loved the Baked chicken, mashed potatoes, and string beans.
So yes, we ate good, not to mention, there is an area called "Crafty", it is Filled with every snack and juice under the sun. You can visit this area as often as you want. This is, of course, our favorite area. lol."
QUESTION 6: How do you feel about all of the Advertisements and Promo, that has gone VIRAL, with your Face on them?
ALIEPSON: "Aww man, the feeling is truly unexplainable. I mean I was published in TIME Magazine, Entertainment Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, Variety, and I was even Featured in the Official Trailer for the Movie. I mean, these things just started popping up left and right. They are still popping up. I honestly cant explain how Blessed I am. God gets all the glory! It is all about Positioning and he did that. I'm so Grateful for not only all the promotions, but also, to be apart of a movie that is Telling and Making History!"
QUESTION 7: Have you gotten any engagements or Bookings, soley Based off the Fact, that you were in "Hidden Figures"?
ALIEPSON: "Oh yes! I was Interviewed by Sheen Magazine at Bronner Brothers. I was Asked to Speak at Salem Middle School PTA, MLK Program. I was invited to share my onset Experience at the "Little Ladies Leading", Hidden Figures, Private Screening. And though, I cant speak much about them, right now, I have also Secured, a couple roles, on some 'up and coming' films (Smiles)."
QUESTION 8: Is there anything else you would like to Share with us about the Set of Hidden Figures? Anything you want to leave us with?
ALIEPSON: "Yes! I want to Thank all of my Supporters, for all of the Love and Continued Encouragement. It means so much to me, to see, so many of you, rooting for me. I think I got over 1000 Shares, Likes, and Comments! Not to mention all the Calls, DMs, and Text messages. I am truly Grateful for all of you! I want to Encourage ALL OF YOU to Go AND SEE THIS MOVIE! it is Simply Amazing and more importantly, it is OUR HISTORY! After watching this Movie with my Team, Family, & Friends; I am truly on Fire to be all that I can be. It may be tough and it may be a Continued Fight, but I, WE, can Accomplish anything we put our mind on! You Only Lose by quitting!"