In the past, Keke has always played more serious roles, rather than the funny, comedy roles. Keke told me, “I’ve always been really funny. I’ve always been a comedian in my family. I guess you can call me the ham. I’ve always been cracking jokes, doing that kind of stuff. Witty. It was kind of weird that I’ve always been the serious role. Playing comedy is a lot easier — not necessarily easier, but more natural — because it’s always been what I have done.”
Keke has also released an album (in addition to working on the album for Jump In!) entitled So Uncool. “My CD, So Uncool was released in 2007. I’m so happy about it. It was my first album. It was a great album.”
When asked if singing or acting is more important she responded, “That’s hard. Acting has always been my first love. It’s much easier than singing. Singing you have to do so many things. Acting at least you go on auditions. It’s more straightforward.”
After True Jackson, VP, Keke has plans. “Hopefully I can do another CD soon and things like that so I can get more of my singing out there. I have a movie coming out in 2009 called The Shrink with Kevin Spacey and Robin Williams. And the movie is about Kevin Spacey’s character. He’s a therapist. My character just got over her mother passing. It’s a dramatic role. So, we kind of talk and connect.”
“It was crazy [working with Robin Williams]. It was just crazy. Every time I think of Robin Williams, I don’t think of him as serious. I always think about Jumanji. He can do something serious? It always throws me off in a way. Kevin Spacey’s always a serious actor; knowing I was going to work with him was so exciting.”
As for crazy fan encounters, Keke told me, “I remember this one time, this guy wanted to give me a kiss on the cheek and then he turned his face right on time.”
Keke advises her fans, “Always, always, always go for your goals. Be true to yourself. ‘Cause if you believe it, you can achieve it.” Fans should definitely check out Keke’s new show and be on the lookout for interviews with costars, Ashley Argota and Matthew Shively.