Behind The Egyptian Kingdom

As we get closer to the Egyptian Kingdom Fashion Show date, we sat down with a few cast members and spoke with them about the upcoming season. Each of them explained what it was like playing a real-life character in history.

“Channeling Cleopatra has been an amazing experience, to say the least. This project could not have come at a better time in my life. Covid hit, and I had just started working from home. The world shut down, and everything I knew to be normal became foreign. I was at a low point and contemplating giving up on modeling. However, through studying the Cleopatra movies and Reenacting scenes, I discovered that Cleopatra was bold and graceful. She wanted to rule Egypt, and nothing could stop her. This experience inspired me to continue to pursue modeling, opened the door for new friendships, gave me a chance to learn a new skill, and ultimately allowed me to fall in love with modeling all over again. Somewhere during the chaos, I lost sight of myself, my passion and love for the fashion world, and Queen Cleopatra helped me fix my crown.” KC as Cleopatra VII

Photographed by Kurtis Gibbs

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Since Cleopatra’s reign, she has become a pop culture phenomenon. She has been impersonated throughout history in Shakespeare, The Theatre, and in films. While doing research, we found that Cleopatra was the last of the great Queens of Ancient Egypt. This season we will travel back in time to explore the origins of Egyptian Mythology and Ancient Egypt. The story covers over 7,500 years, beginning The Egyptian Gods and Goddess to five trailblazing women who blazed a trail for the rest, ending with Antony and Cleopatra.

In 2018, The body of the sister of Cleopatra was discovered. This discovery uncovered all kinds of new facts that will change the way we all look at Cleopatra. Of course, we all know the story, but given that Cleopatra’s body has not yet been discovered, the only story we can tell is through her sister’s point of view. Her sister’s name was Arsinoe IV. We cast Mya Anderson to play Arsinoe, and she had a few words to say about her experience working on the film production.

Dress by Kristin Hardwick

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It was such a fantastic experience! I loved every second of it; it was something new for me, so I had to tap into different emotions, which was stimulating. I loved the cast, and I couldn't have asked for a better one. I’m so grateful for this fantastic opportunity, and I can’t wait to see the outcome and many more productions in the near future. Mya Anderson as Arsinoe IV

House of Chuck Magazine has a history of going all the way in our productions, finding clues, uncovering new historical facts, and telling untold stories. For example, last season, we told the story of Baby Esther Jones, aka Betty Boop; the season was viewed by over 10,000 viewers and was published in Fashion Week Magazine. Critics say to the cast members how that is our finest season, and the season has forced them to go back and watch previous seasons.

One of the reasons we chose this story is the rise to power the consequences of power. I think Caesar is a prime example of someone drunk on power. His rise and conquests still hold up in history, but like all power-hungry dictators, he was cut down and succeeded. House of Chuck Magazine cast Webster Heffern to play the power-hungry Julius Caesar.

"I've had the time of my life. I grew up in the theater but rarely enjoyed lead roles. I was always cast as the villain, and while I realize Caesar has some villainous qualities, I also felt like I got to be someone more human than ever before. Chuck's direction was fantastic; the crew was perfect, and I couldn't have asked for more inspiring castmates!” Webster Heffern as Caesar

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While uncovering these new facts about Cleopatra, we also discovered new facts about Mark Antony. This love story began when Cleopatra met Antony when she was fourteen years old. It was written in Egyptian texts that it was love at first sight. The moment her eyes met his, she began having visions of her future with Antony. Cleopatra knew from her predecessors that knowledge was power, and she used that knowledge to stay in control for 22 years. John Mayfield explored all of the different sides of Antony, delivering one of the best performances in the six seasons this show has been running.

“I’m pretty much a white belt when it comes to modeling and acting, so it was pretty awesome that Chuck allowed me to play such an iconic and underrated historical figure!” John Mayfield as Mark Antony

The Show

The Maximum Exposure Fashion Series returns on August 29th, 2021, at the Third Degree Glass Factory on Delmar Blvd. The doors open at 6:15 PM, and the show starts at 7:00 PM. We have designers coming in from all over the country, and many of our original cast members will be returning to the series as different characters. Zachary Clark will play Ra; LA will play Isis; Conner Carlson will play Osirus, and more. The film release will be on September 12th, 2021, on House of Chuck Magazine - WWW.HOCM365.COM

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The Climax

Each season we take things a step further and is leading to a compelling climax. The show has been renewed for two more seasons and will conclude on October 22, 2022, with Greek Mythology. Spin-off film projects are in development, not to mention a prequel series is in the works and is scheduled to release the first season in the summer of 2023. House of Chuck Magazine is looking forward to diving into each character in The Maximum Exposure Fashion Series and adding a foundation to that character leading up the runway.

Written by

Editor and Chief

Chuck Pfoutz

House of Chuck Magazine


Published on July 26th, 2021

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