She Is More Than Just Hollywood: Actress Meagan Good Covers The “Valentine’s” Issue of Vibe Vixen
Successful and talented Hollywood actress Meagan Good is covering the “Valentine’s” issue of Vibe Vixen and the 30-year-old Los Angeles native opens up about love, her career, being a spiritual person, secret to her maintaining a younger look. Good also talked about her female band H.E.L.L.O Girls and playing Whitney Houston’s in a biopic about her life. Below are some excerpts:
Now, last year word was buzzing about the girl group H.E.L.L.O Girls. Fast forward and tell me how the music coming along now.
I always said that I didn’t want to sing because I wanted to be considered a very serious actress, not an entertainer, but singing is a passion of mine, rapping is a passion of mine, and in the way that we decided to do it, it’s very fun. We’re not taking ourselves too seriously, and our vibe is kind of like Beastie Boys mixed with Gwen Stefani. We kind of just do what we want to do; that’s what I love about it. The music is fun, and I think that the audience that we’re trying to reach will definitely be receptive to it. It’s not negative; it’s not saying ‘Boy, you want me’ and all this other crazy stuff. It’s about girls having fun and respecting themselves and being fly, doing their thing.
Your character on Showtime’s Californication is a singer as well. Did you identify with this role more because of that?
Well, she’s a very different girl in a different place than I am at. This young woman, Kali, she basically wants to pursue her dreams and her goals, but she’s had a rough time and now she’s determined to make it. I didn’t focus so much on the singing as much as I focused on trying to bring the truth of who this character is and not trying to judge her.
How was it starring in eight episodes alongside David Duchovny?
Awesome. Our birthdays are actually two days apart, and we get along famously. I mean, just good chemistry. He’s a really good guy, really funny and quirky. He just made it very easy and made me very comfortable.
Jumping into a bit of Oscar talk, what role would you want to play in the future to gain Oscar-worthy attention?
I want to do Whitney Houston’s life story. I think that would be an incredible story to do. I talked to Whitney a little bit about it, and she’s open to it, so I want to see what happens with that. Hopefully, in the very, very near future. She has Sparkle coming out, and I’ve heard good things about it already. I heard she looks beautiful, she sounds beautiful, she looks healthy and she’s the Whitney that we know and love. And so I think that would be a great place for her story to end and really just be beginning, if they were to do her life story right now.
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Whitney would be a heavy task. If you do get the role, how would you prepare for something so major?
I’m definitely a Whitney fan, and I have been since I was a little girl. Me and her are both Leos, so we very much vibe out the same way; we understand the same things. You know, I’m a Christian first above everything. I don’t believe in basing my life on the stars because it says in the Bible not to do that, but I do believe that characteristics of different signs are very true to the person’s personality. I think me and her are very similar in that way. I definitely understand her.
Nice. Well, you know Brandy made a statement recently expressing that nobody could play Whitney like she could play Whitney. Would there be a competition between you two for this role?
No, I love Brandy. I’ve known Brandy since I was 10 years old, and it’s kind of one of those things. When they did the Dorothy Dandridge story, Janet [Jackson] wanted to do it, Halle [Berry] wanted to do it and I think Whitney might’ve wanted to do it too. There were quite a few people, and I really think it’s just about getting it done. Hopefully, whoever does end up doing it, people will be receptive to that person.
Okay, Miss! Now, you just turned 30, but you look like you’re pushing a cool 25. What’s the secret?
You know, my mom and my dad look fairly young now too. My mom always taught me as a young girl to stay with over-the-counter products, so I’ve been using Clearasil since I was a teenager. The only thing I use that’s not over-the-counter is eye creams. There’s this one, Peter Thomas Roth, and it is incredible. It takes the bags away, it takes dark circles away, it makes it so smooth under my eyes. It trips me out how good this eye cream is. Then, I’m trying to make healthier choices when I eat, I’m trying to work out a little bit and I’m trying to drink more water. You know, the usual things. Mainly, I try to stick to a facial regimen that I do morning and night. At this point, it’s about being preventive. Everything I do from here on out is about keeping it the way that it is.
Do you find yourself taking the natural route often, or do you enjoy getting glam and putting on makeup?
You know what, it’s weird. When I turned 30, it was like this light clicked on in my head and I was like, I feel more attractive without makeup. I’ve been wearing makeup since I was a teenager because I was in the industry and obviously they do makeup on you day in and day out. You learn all these tricks, and you become addicted to doing all these different things. But I don’t know what it is. Basically, [at 30] was the first time that I really looked at myself and said, I’m really happy with all of me. I feel good about every part of me. I stopped wearing makeup altogether for a couple of months, then more recently I started putting on a little but of eyeliner and concealer here and there for meetings.
Read the entire interview over at Vibe Vixen.