Ricky Whittle Quotes.
I’m very competitive, and I want to be known to do well.
I have an acting coach, a dialect coach, and just a great team around me.
We need to sort the kids out and educate them properly. After all, they are our future.
As in all TV shows, and especially a show called ‘Mistresses,’ all is not going to be as it seems.
I believe it’s my position as a partner to make the other feel secure. I’m very loving and very into my partners when I am with them. I just want them to feel safe.
We can all do something to help end domestic violence. A Real Man would never abuse his partner or children, and I am proud to put my name to the Women’s Aid Real Man campaign.
My favourite compliment now is that people are talking about my acting, my craft – not my torso.
The Ricky that the public see, whether it be on screen as a character, in public, or on social media, is very outgoing, and I’m a bit of a class clown. Then those who are closest to me know that I can be very sensitive. I can be quite insecure about myself.
I’m just a big kid; I get excited. That’s probably the one thing in life that I get really excited about is cars.
Once people start to realise that colour is just that, it’s just a colour, then things got a bit smoother.
I actually spoke to one of the heads of a studio, and he said I confuse middle America. Basically, when they see a black person, they see athlete, they see rapper, or they see criminal or something like that. And then when they hear a British accent, they hear posh, so they hear lawyer or doctor.
I have always thought beach weddings are beautiful. A sunset ceremony with a beautiful sky, white drapes and fire lanterns.
I love L.A. I love America; it’s fantastic. The people are friendly, and everyone’s always smiling. The sun is always shining. My only problem is choosing what color shorts to wear.
With ‘Strictly,’ I am mentally and physically knackered: everything aches. I knew it would be hard, but I never thought it would be this tough.
The best food I’ve had was actually in catering at ‘Single Ladies.’ It’s insane. I can’t live in Atlanta. In fact, even if I’m offered, I’m not sure I could come back for another six months, because I’ll just be fat.
My character in ‘Hollyoaks’ went through absolutely everything! There’s not one emotion where I’m going to go, ‘I don’t know how to play this.’
I’m a huge sun baby. As soon as the sun comes out, my smile gets bigger, so I’m constantly smiling in L.A. It’s a fantastic place to be.
We try and give as much diversity to our show as possible. That’s something that’s very strong in our show: there are so many strong female leads in ‘The 100.’
You have to have chemistry – it’s acting. I need to make people believe the rumba is about two people in love, and the tango is about passion.
I’m not as stupid as some people think. I’ve got a degree in law.
My friends said I was crazy, but L.A. is the hub of the industry. It’s the epicenter of the business. If I wanted to get above the plateau that I had reached in the U.K., I had to make that move.
They say that no one walks in L.A., and it’s definitely true, and I’m embracing that.
If things are said maliciously, and they’re meant to hurt, then that’s the sort of thing we need to try and stamp out.
Growing up, at that time, I didn’t want to be black because I was bullied, and I’d tell my mum that I wanted to be white like everyone else at school.
I’d do whatever it takes to stay in California; maybe not L.A. because it’s so crazy.
My little sister Debbie was born at Aldergrove, and my nan is from southern Ireland, so I do try and get over quite a bit.
Blood must not have blood… I don’t stand for anyone bullying bullies.
I must have been 15 or 16 when I left Antrim Grammar, but I do remember having my first proper kiss when I lived there.
When you’re younger, you do take things personally.
I’m ambitious and I’m determined and I know where I’m going to be. It’s not where I want to be, but where I’m going to be.
No one remembers the runner-up!
I’m more of a mimic. My accent tends to drift to where ever I am.
I’m a big fan of old, classic American musclecars like a Shelby GT or the ’69 Dodge Charger, cars that inspired me through my childhood. They used to get me real excited when I was a kid. To own one and actually be able to drive them in America is a little of a dream.
My abs were my bread and butter in the U.K. – the calendars, the photoshoots, and all that came with it.
I’ve never used chat-up lines; I don’t have the gift of the gab.
I’ve never liked my smile, you see. I should have had braces as a kid, but I was too proud and too vain. And I didn’t want to be bullied at school.