DARLINGTON, S.C. – Hollywood actor Wesley Snipes stopped in at Darlington Middle School on Tuesday morning to speak with students about acting, producing movies and staying focused in order to achieve professional goals.
Jason Bracey’s science class at Darlington Middle School is currently studying genetic engineering. As one way of engaging students and illustrating the topic, Bracey invited Snipes to class.
The academic subject fit right in to a conversation with the actor. He is known for his starring roles in the “Blade” trilogy that focuses on a famous Marvel Comics vampire hunter who is part human, part vampire.
The students asked questions about filming movies and working with other actors, and Snipes offered perspective on a long career in Hollywood.
Snipes also took a few minutes to discuss how important dedication and hard work can be in becoming a successful professional. To rise above competition in the work place, he said, young professionals need to discover what they do well and focus on those skills and talents.