Corbin Bleu Wants to Make Greater Inroads as a Hollywood Star


Trivia: Which NFL player was recently seen at the post-Superbowl Disney parade? (Answer below)

Everybody knows the Disney brand as a big tourist attraction. Their parks cover hundreds of acres with rides and stage shows. People flock from near and far to see Mickey & Minnie. Disney is just as big when it comes to launching movie careers. So Corbin Bleu hopes to make greater inroads as a Hollywood star.

Many know him from the High School Musical series. Bleu has had various roles in film and television. Beyond being an actor, he’s also a dancer, producer and singer/songwriter. He’s been cast on daytime and in primetime on Dancing with the Stars. Bleu takes his passion as serious as he does his life’s work.

He remembers being miss-treated as a child because of his biracial heritage. This helps explain why he’s so driven to help shift the tide on bullying. He’s producing a film called “The Day I Died’ about a friendship between two teens that goes sour. He’s tapping into something that others describe as soul-shine.

Bleu knows what soul-shine does for humanity is like what sunshine does for the earth. You know how the sun lights up the morning horizon, delivers energy for all living things and blazes a trail across the sky. Well, that’s how soul-shine is as a light-source and awakening force across the human landscape.

On an upcoming interview for Oprah’s Where Are They Now, he talks about embracing his Italian and Jamaican background. He doesn’t want to limit his acting roles to being seen as the ‘token black.’ But he also doesn’t want to shut the door on movies for black audiences. Bleu simple wants to be true to himself.

Tip: When the sun shines people come out and play. When the soul shines play comes out of people to the cheers of screaming fans.

Answer: Seattle Seahawks’ Malcolm Smith

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