Interview with Maya Divine


maya-divine-1Hello Maya, for those who might not know you please let us know you are and please describe yourself?

Hi, I’m Maya. I am 5’6” with green eyes and blonde hair. I have an athletic build and my weight just adds to my curves. I am outgoing, bubbly, happy, excited and typically cheerful. I am ready to jump in and get going with the next phase of my life and can’t wait to have more fun doing so.

What prompted you to join the adult industry?

If you mean from the start? I started dancing when I was 18, magazines when I was 19 and then feature entertaining shortly after. I needed more credits to increase my income for feature work so the next way to do that was to begin working in the adult industry. Also, the laws changed where I was living and I could no longer work as a dancer locally. This meant that I needed to make a change overall. My husband and I talked about it and I went to Vegas for the convention where I met several people and went immediately back to LA to begin working.

You recently came back after an extended break from the industry. If you feel comfortable, what were you up to while you were away?

I had decided to go back to school so that I could get my degree and work on myself for a bit. I graduated from Pierce with honors, went to UCLA for a while and then got my bachelor’s at another school for Metaphysical Studies. I am just shy of my Masters degree. I needed to give myself some time to work on me and prove to myself that I was capable of more than just getting naked. My brain just needed some attention and now that I’ve done the work and spent the time getting that done, I’m ready to get back to having some more fun.

How would you say the industry has changed since you left?

There are lots of new people in the industry. It has blown up a great deal since I left. It seems that the industry is no longer a hidden issue in society. Porn is big. No longer behind closed doors as it were. The internet has affected it in both good and bad ways, so has the public and the people involved. I feel that the quality of the productions has changed as well. I would love to see more involved productions these days but it just seems to be more of a crank it out type of thing. Hopefully, I’ll get to see some of the bigger projects at some point while I’m back.

What do you hope to accomplish this time around in the industry?

maya-divine-2Being back in itself, for me, is an accomplishment. I’ve come back and have already been given a few jobs. For that I am thankful. I would love to work more of course, but I would also be happy to be able to work with companies I haven’t worked with, people I haven’t worked with and do larger productions as I said. It would be great to have a chance to do something a lot more fun with an excellent character role. I know it may seem like I’m asking for a lot, but I believe I have it within me to do. I just need that chance to show it. As far as accolades etc… for that I am not concerned.. I will have those who watch and enjoy my work and for that I am truly thankful.

You also host a radio show called After Hours. What kind of things do you cover on your show and how can people listen to it?

Well the show is called After Hours so, as to say that the kind of talk would be adult oriented, I interview people from all sorts of industries. The main people may come from the porn industry, but that doesn’t mean I wouldn’t interview people from other industries. Though we may cover adult topics either way. I have had the drummer from Kickin Valentina, a writer for a TV show coming out soon on MTV, a director formerly in the porn business now doing mainstream and a DJ in the club scene out east. I do my best to add people in the mix that have something interesting to offer and keep it fun when I do. You can find these interviews individually on Sound Cloud under AfterHours with Maya Divine. You can also follow me on Twitter for my latest info on who I’ve interviewed. As far as what we talk about… sky is the limit… let’s talk… but I like to promote those who come on the show… after all… I find it best to help others and this is a great way to do it.

If money wasn’t an issue, what would be your dream scene or movie to make?

I think it might be interesting if there was a female version of the Bourne Identity series.. Honestly, women would make excellent assassins, just saying. However, I find the idea of being able to be so physical and aggressive and then to get to the fun stuff as well… it’s a movie with everything in it. Fight scenes, explosions, car chases, guns and conspiracies and of course then you have to have hot women and hot men having sex… I think this is a good idea.

What advice would you give someone who was thinking about getting in the adult industry?

You may not want to pay for your law degree with porn. I’m just thinking this might be a liability issue is all. However, if you feel the want and need to get naked and have sex for a living.. be sure that you’re doing it for the right reasons. If you’re doing it out of self hatred, maya-divine-4loathing, or some form or retaliation toward another, you need to rethink your decision. This isn’t something you do and then change your mind after you’ve done it. Once you’ve done it, it’s out there. You don’t get to make it disappear. Think of it as your personal record, only it can be seen and found by anyone wanting to look for it, forever. If that doesn’t give you pause, then by all means jump in and have a great time… just remember we are all here to have fun too. Be considerate, be patient and be understanding that we are not all in the same place when it comes to our own feelings about “the job.” So, take your time and see how you feel before making big choices and bold statements. Have fun first.

Who would you say are the people you really want to work with but haven’t had the chance to as of yet?

Anyone who is doing large productions and who will give me an acting role. However, I realize that in most cases, me being a MILF, I may or may not be what some of these companies are looking for these days. Then again, I will not rule myself out of anything at all. I have plenty to offer and I know I do good work. I am just having to get familiar with things again for now. In time, I’m sure that I’ll be able to work with plenty of fun and talented people. Regardless, I’m excited with whomever I get a chance to work with. It’s fun for me just to be back and working.

Who would you say your idols are, either within the industry or not?

Tesla, for being ahead of his time and not letting others dissuade him from his work. That and wanting to better the world rather than profit by it. Nina Hartley for all her work and continued work. She’s an amazing woman. And my husband for always being the professional and hard working man that he is, he’s my hero.

maya-divine-5What sort of things do you like to do when you aren’t working? Any hobbies?

I love spending time with my husband, my kitties and maintaining my social media presence as much as possible. I also love to read, write, keep up with one or two favorite TV shows and I am a gamer who loves playing World of Warcraft. I have 6 level 100 characters right now… any geek will know what that means. If I had the money I would travel the world as much as possible. I love ancient ruins and historic information regarding such sites. When we have the opportunity, we go camping with family. I also workout and continue to try and find other ways to amuse myself. Still working on that part.

Are there any projects or special events coming up that you would like to promote, if so please do so?

As of right now, I am currently working on obtaining new content for my website that is currently under construction. When I finally get that up and running I will happily announce that on Twitter and FB both of which are under my name Maya Divine xxx. You can find the link now on my Twitter page.

I am also working up to my first live cam show coming soon… in about 2 weeks time. I haven’t set a date yet because I’m just getting over being sick and don’t want to rush into it. I have also wanted to make sure that I have everything I need before I jump into it and then feel silly looking for stuff when I should be sitting in front of the camera ready. A girl needs to be prepared lol. Otherwise, I am hoping that once I do the first show, I’ll be ready to schedule the next one after that and the next one too. All I can say is to stay tuned in to my Twitter, that is my up to date info line.

To everyone who has supported me and still does, and to those who are just now meeting maya-divine-3me and supporting me, Thank you. I am truly grateful for all the love and continued support of those who have been there asking for me to come back to work and telling me they love and miss me. It has been a pleasure seeing everyone’s happy response to my return. I look forward to seeing everyone soon. Do take care. Much Love and Hugs, Always.