Ayana George is a scene-stealer in MJ – something difficult to be when you follow the toe-tapping beat of Michael Jackson, paired with Myles Frost‘s seamless moonwalk. Ayana’s ‘I’ll Be There’ in Act One leaves not a dry eye in the theatre (and now you can listen to it on repeat on the recently released MJ cast album here). Her positivity and excitement to be making her Broadway debut as Michael Jackson’s mother, Katherine Jackson, oozes off her. Ayana dishes about her recent dip into juicing and her secret tip for Snapple Iced Tea. Ayana George joins us On The Couch for this special edition.
What do you consider to be your best asset?
My gap. It makes my smile unique.
What was your proudest moment?
Currently, it would be opening night making my Broadway debut in “MJ The Musical”.
What is your favorite drink?
Snapple Peach Iced Tea. Put it in the freezer until there’s just the right amount of frost… Heaven!
What is your favorite food?
I could eat pepperoni pizza every day. I may or may not have done this in my lifetime.
What is your favorite condiment?
What is your current obsession?
Juicing. No fruits or veggies are safe. I’m coming for all of ‘em.
If you could give up one of your vices, what would it be?
What is the one professional accomplishment you long for most?
To record my own album.
What is the one thing you waste too much money on?
Food. I can cook, but Uber Eats gets way too much of my coin.
What is the one activity you waste too much time doing?
Scrolling on Instagram.
What do you consider to be the single greatest threat to your health?
What’s the single best trait you inherited or learned from your parents?
What’s the single worst trait you inherited or learned from your parents?
What in the world most thrills you?
Seeing people achieve and receive the desires of their hearts. I love to see people LIVING.
What current trend in popular culture most irritates you?
Cancel culture. People are very quick to jump on the bandwagon of negativity.
What was the most embarrassing moment you’ve ever experienced on the job?
It hasn’t happened yet. Fingers crossed lol.
What is your favorite place in the world?
What is the most important trait you seek in a romantic partner?
Spirituality. A relationship with God.
Do you prefer the company of dogs or cats?
I love dogs. Cats are sneaky.
What would have to happen to make today the best day of your life?
I get to have one more conversation with my Mom.
What is your personal motto?
Do it afraid.