Interviews; Artists; Entertainment
A big star in the UK, Ricky Whittle decided it was time to take a huge gamble with his career. He had been working steadily back home where he started as a model than transitioned to acting. He nabbed a starring role on the hit soap, Hollyoaks, and was there from 2006-2011. But, as he told me, he soon realized that there was “a plateau.” “I could have happily have stayed where I was in the U.K. I was doing very well. I was working constantly,” he said. “There’s only so far you can go in the U.K.” So, he packed up and moved to Bever-ly. Or, Santa Monica, to be exact.