Netflix’s ‘Family Reunion’ Star Shares How He Connected With Nick Cannon

by Jeremy Spirogis
Cameron J. Wright

Although he’s solely 15 years outdated, actor Cameron J. Wright from Netflix’s Family Reunion has labored with quite a few Hollywood icons like Richard Roundtree, Loretta Devine, and extra.

Wright portrays the lovely Mazzi McKellan in Family Reunion, the place the McKellan’s household trip ends in a transfer from their comfortable life in Seattle to a small city in Georgia. The transfer brings them nearer to prolonged members of the family, which supplies for limitless heartwarming and comedic conditions. Wright labored alongside Roundtree and Devine in addition to Tia Mowry, who portrays Mazzi’s mom.

Cameron J. Wright
Cameron J. Wright | Photo courtesy of Anderson Group

In addition to Family Reunion, Wright revealed to Showbiz Cheat Sheet that’s he’s engaged on quite a few different tasks which have opened the door for him to work with extra Hollywood heavy hitters.

He is studying from one of the best

Wright shared what it was prefer to work with groundbreaking actors like Roundtree and Devine. “Working with people like Tia Mowry, Loretta Devine, Richard Roundtree, and Anthony Alabi is the greatest feeling ever,” he remarked. “They teach us kids so much about life and acting. They are such inspirations and I really look up to them.”

However, working together with your idols could be daunting. Wright shared that he’s nonetheless in shock that he’s surrounded by the actors he has watched rising up. “These individuals are legendary! Sister Sister, Shaft. It’s nonetheless is a shock that I’m surrounded by these legendary actors/actresses.”

Beyond the joys of working alongside these professionals, Wright says he’s gleaning appreciable information too. “I definitely learned how to really put myself into character. I have noticed an improvement in myself as an actor throughout the season and I have them to thank for that.”

He added that being a part of a Netflix launch has additionally been surreal. “Just the feeling that I am a part of this project is a fantastic feeling.”

Nick Cannon discovered Wright on Instagram

Musician Nick Cannon’s latest creation, Ncredible Crazy Kids is a band of hand-selected, gifted youths. Ncredible Crazy Kids is being positioned as the following sizzling boy band, however as a substitute of holding conventional auditions, Cannon personally looked for expertise on Instagram.

“Nick contacted me through Instagram,” Wright mentioned. “It’s all God’s work and I am truly blessed!” Wright is the lead singer of the group and just lately gave followers a sneak peek of his musical expertise. He commanded a canopy of Post Malone’s “Circles” and shared it on Ncredible Crazy Kids’ YouTube channel.

Wright added that he’s been a fan of Cannon for some time. “One of my favourite reveals is The Masked Singer so it’s loopy that I’m working with the host of my favourite present. I really like Nick Cannon’s work so it’s nice to be part of the challenge he put collectively.”

“This has been the greatest thing,” Wright mentioned concerning the expertise. “The songs that he created for the band are incredible and I can’t wait for everyone to be able to hear them.” The band is at the moment within the studio with Cannon wrapping up their debut album.

Wright’s musical expertise was featured in ‘Motown: The Musical’

Wright’s musical expertise was additionally on show when he carried out with the touring manufacturing of Motown: The Musical. The multi-talented actor/musician starred in three roles, portraying a younger Stevie Wonder, Barry Gordy, and Michael Jackson.

He shared that he was a fan of the musical earlier than he auditioned. “I’ve all the time beloved Motown since I used to be little. I even went to see Motown: The Musical earlier than I had even auditioned. Being on the tour was one of many biggest experiences in my life. The indisputable fact that I received an opportunity to painting such legends was a dream come true. Motown was the beginning of an period that actually formed music into what it’s today and these artists are huge influences to me and my music.”

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