SKSM: Could you start with telling me a little bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do?
Kwesi Davies: Hello, my name is Kwesi Debi Davies, I am a proud and blessed husband, father, son, brother, cousin, teacher, coach, actor and many other things at different times… it never ends!
SKSM: When did you know you wanted to become an actor?
Kwesi Davies: When I was younger. I immediately felt at home on stage. As a child in school, I remember feeling really happy and comfortable whenever drama lessons happened. I wanted to perform for my peers, teachers and adults around. I loved it. That’s when I thought acting was for me.
SKSM: How did you become involved in Stationary Bike Dollar Baby film?
Kwesi Davies: Well it was quite nice in its simplicity. The director Alexander Haydn Jones -who was absolutely fantastic to work with and is a really top man- contacted me and said he wanted me to be part of the project and it went from there.
SKSM: What do you think it is about the story that attracts people so much?
Kwesi Davies: For me there is a lot, the idea of love, real connection to someone that you want to be with, with all your heart and means the world to you. Loss and then final a new beginning, with optimism and possibilities.
SKSM: Did you have to audition for the part or was it written directly for you?
Kwesi Davies: Well it wasn’t written for me I had to audition but I didn’t have the same negative feelings associated with other auditions. I think that’s because of Alexander and his team.
SKSM: You worked with Alexander Jones on this film, how was that?
Kwesi Davies: Amazing as I said earlier, working with him, his team and my costar Lily Streames was great. Alexander really encourages you and is positive with you. As an actor that is so important and refreshing.
SKSM: Was there any funny or special moment when they made the movie that you would like to tell me about?
Kwesi Davies: Well, I remember having to take lots of care in the house that we were filming in…
SKSM: Do you still have any contact with the crew/cast from that time? If so with who?
Kwesi Davies: I still follow Alexander and Katie Ward on social media. I’m interested in what they do.
SKSM: What are you working on nowadays?
Kwesi Davies: For now, I’ve given acting a rest. Getting married and becoming a father has made me think about things differently and I wanted more stability for myself and my family so I’ve been teaching and coaching. But I’ll always love acting.
SKSM: Are you a fan of Stephen King’s work?
Kwesi Davies: Yes… it’s scary, I try not to watch too much scary stuff, but sometimes I can’t help it.
SKSM: What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
Kwesi Davies: I’ve had to recover from major illness in my twenties to establish myself as I am now and it wasn’t easy.
SKSM: Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Is there anything you want to say to the fans that read this interview?
Kwesi Davies: Thank you and I hope you enjoy it. Amongst all the work, my favourite bit was taking the bike down the road for the final shot and all the positivity associated with that.
SKSM: Do you like to add anything else?
Kwesi Davies: Yes, it wasn’t my bike! 🤣 😃