Interview with Hakeem Kae Kazim | Fashion Weekly

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Fashion Weekly had a chance to chat with the one and only Hakeem Kae-Kazim and in this interview he talks favourite designer, his secret to success and what's next.

Does confidence play a big part in acting?

Yes it does, it plays a very big part. You have to be confident in where your character is at and where he is going, so that you can get in touch with the honesty and integrity of the character.

What is one mistake actors make when they are trying to break into the industry?

People think about the fame rather than the craft.

What is your secret to success?

Hard work and perseverance, my best advice is to never give up and never surrender.

Acting has taken you to different countries. Do you enjoy travelling?

I love travelling, it is a wonderful to see different countries and I can't wait to visit Australia. Travelling enables you to see [and] experience different cultures and the way the people live. I love visiting places that are not familiar to me, getting to know the people that live there and learning about their culture.

Can you describe your personal style in one word?


Do you have a favourite go-to designer?

One of my all time favourite designers is Oswald Boateng, but I do not really have a go to designer, the clothes I like depend on my mood and the occasion.

What is one important trait actor's should have?


Black Sails in currently in its third season. Did you ever expect it to be such a hit?

It is fantastic, when you go into these things you never know what will happen, one has the hope it will do well, but never the expectation.

What has been a highlight for you during filming Black Sails?

There are many highlights for me, one of them is filming in South Africa as it is such a beautiful place. It is great to be able to go back after living away for a while, as I spent such a great period of my life living there.

What's next for you?

I just shot an episode of Gotham, which just aired in America and I just finished shooting the exciting new action thriller Dias Santana, which will be released in 2015.