28th January 2022
Photographer: Tim Schaeffer
Hair: Rodnikia Richmond
Make Up: Renee Loiz
Stylist: Casey Billingsley
Editor in Chief: Owen James Vincent
Interview: Pankhuri Bhutani
Location: The Huntley Hotel
2022 has already been off to a great start for Faithe Herman. At such a young age, Herman has successfully achieved so many accolades in her journey. From being a part of the hit NBC series ‘This is Us’ to contributing through her great performance in the mega-successful superhero franchise- DC’s Shazam!, Faithe has taken the world by storm!
We recently had a chat with our latest cover star- Faithe Herman in order to discuss her experience working on the last chapter of ‘This is Us’, her insights into being a child actor as well as what the fans can expect from her upcoming performance as ‘Darla Dudley’ in DC’s Shazam! Fury of the Gods, which is set to release in 2023.
Hi there Faithe! So lovely to have you over at ReVamp! How has the start of this year been for you?
Hello and happy 2022! Thank you, I’m excited to be here! It’s been a quiet start spending all day at home, which I really like. I love being home as much as possible because when I do have to leave I really miss my family and my dog, Maverick.
The highly-anticipated last season of ‘This Is Us’ has finally released. What sort of reaction are you hoping to receive from the fans in regards to this final chapter?
I am hoping fans will be happy and get closure to all of the questions they’ve had for the past five — now six — seasons. I’m hoping the reaction people give is one of love and how important family is.
How was your experience like working with the phenomenal cast and crew on this show? Any favorite memories on set that you will be taking away from this journey?
It has been an interesting journey. I learned a lot about myself as an actress by growing up on this show and learning from my fellow cast mates, and even from the directors and crew. There are too many memories to count, however, I will definitely miss the laughs and the that time we spent and created together.
Dress: Joyfolie / Jewellery: Claire's
What has your experience been like working with the phenomenal cast and crew on this show? Any favorite memories on set that you will be taking away from this journey?
It has been an interesting journey. I learned a lot about myself as an actress by growing up on this show and learning from my fellow cast mates, and even from the directors and crew. There are too many memories to count, however, I will definitely miss the laughs and the time we spent and created together.
You will also be starring in the next installment of DC’s ‘Shazam!’ and will be reprising your role as ‘Darla Dudley’. Huge congratulations on that! Anything you can tell us about this particular upcoming project?
Thank you! I’m so beyond excited for Shazam! Fury of the Gods. I wish we had the power to fast forward to 2023 already. A lot of secrets need to be kept, but just know this movie will be so amazing. I had the best time shooting this film and can’t wait to see how Mr. David [Sandberg] and team put everything together.
At such a young age, you have accomplished so much in your acting journey. How do you manage to balance your professional and personal life when it comes to elements like time management?
Since I started in the industry, my schedule has actually been pretty manageable with school, work, and family. I haven’t felt too overwhelmed which has been great. I know if I did, I would have great family support in managing it all.
What according to you is the best and worst part of being a child actor? What’s the best piece of advice you have ever received in your acting journey?
The best part of being a child actor is all the amazing experiences I’m having at such a young age and having my parents get to actually experience that with me. For example, I attended my first SAG Awards on my mom’s birthday and This Is Us won Best Ensemble! My dad has also been able to attend several events with me.
I wouldn’t say there is anything bad, except there are times when you miss family events, attending school events, or spending holidays together because you have to work. I remember missing Halloween twice and my mom trying to get me home from L.A. in time, but since we live in San Diego that didn’t happen. I was okay with it though. I also had a school play I missed because I had an audition to attend. I wasn’t really disappointed because that is what comes with what I choose and love doing.
What are your plans for 2022? Is there anything on your bucket list that you really want to achieve by the end of this year?
So far, I don’t have any big plans for 2022. It’s usually like that each year. I know as I get older there is going to be so much more to do, so when I am not on set, I keep it pretty simple and enjoy my time at home. As far as bucket list, I’d love to go back to Hawaii because my summer trip was cut short. Maybe I’ll get back into taking ballet classes this year.
Finally, is there any message that you wish to convey to your fans reading this interview right now?
I’d like to say to everyone to stay strong, love one another, and have faith that everything will get better. Sometimes I get sad and miss all the things we use to be able to do, but knowing I have my family around is what helps me.