SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do?
Lawrence Sykkmon: I immigrant to the USA from CHINA when I was 15. I am an actor, I’ve been acting since 1996. I used to own restaurants and furniture store. I didn’t finish my college education. Instead I started taking acting classes. I find that college education useless. I like traveling for work. I don’t like traveling for fun. Sightseeing is pointless in my opinion. I enjoy people watching. I don’t like events with too many people.
SKSM: When did you know you wanted to become an actor?
Lawrence Sykkmon: I was born poor. Acting is really more like a survival skill to me. So being an actor is just like living. One must know how to change colors, like a chameleon.
SKSM: How did you become involved in Survivor type Dollar Baby film?
Lawrence Sykkmon: My agent submitted me for the audition.
SKSM: What do you think it is in the story that attracts people so much?
Lawrence Sykkmon: To see a human being in a harsh situation, dealing with it and overcome it. It builds character.
SKSM: Did you have to audition for the part or was it written directly for you?
Lawrence Sykkmon: I auditioned for the role.
SKSM: You worked with Chris Ethridge on this film, how was that?
Lawrence Sykkmon: It was fun and easy.
SKSM: Was there any funny or special moment when they made the movie that you would like to tell me about?
Lawrence Sykkmon: It’s been a while, I can’t say I remember much. I usually don’t linger my mind on things I done. I move on quickly.
SKSM: Do you still have any contact with the crew/cast from that time? If so with who?
Lawrence Sykkmon: I keep in touch with Chris on FACEBOOK. We worked on one or two other films afterwards
SKSM: What are you working nowadays?
Lawrence Sykkmon: I still act and audition frequently.
SKSM: Are you a fan of Stephen King’s work?
Lawrence Sykkmon: No, not a Stephen King fan. But I like “Misery”
SKSM: What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
Lawrence Sykkmon: I am a Master Golf Teaching Professional.
SKSM: Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Is there anything else you want to say to the fans that read this interview?
Lawrence Sykkmon: No, I am good.
SKSM: Do you like something to add?
Lawrence Sykkmon: I guess, I would like to say to whoever is reading this, understand most of the time “no one by you can only help you,”