It's the start of the long weekend, what better way to kick off summer than with another City Headshots Spotlight?
Featured this week: Alexandria Garcia!
CH: When did you know you wanted to be an actor? Why?
Alexandria: Ever Since I was a little girl, I knew I wanted to be on television; whether it was in commercials, hosting on the red carpet or acting in a hit television show or movie. I had this idea of being a ‘triple threat’, where I envisioned myself performing of some kind. However, as the years went by and I got older, the idea of acting seemed more far than ever. In college, I studied Mass Communication with an emphasis in T.V. / Video Production, with dreams of being a top-notch reporter on the television screen. But as I finished college and started training at Actors Connection, I realized that I wanted to do more than just report. I realized that I wanted to be that ‘triple threat’ again, and this time I wasn’t going to let my fears or doubts stop me.
CH: What's the most difficult think about pursuing a career in acting? Why?
Alexandria: Pursuing a career in acting is scary! You begin the process with headshots, training, and then it’s time for auditioning and hoping you land the part. It’s literally a never-ending cycle of not knowing. Not knowing if you got the part or if you should even continue this dream you have. It’s a hustle. They are definitely moments of uncertainty but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
CH: What have you learned about yourself through your time as an actor?
Alexandria: While training in acting, I’ve learned that it’s not an easy process. What helps me with certain scenes, character roles and monologues is to relate to the character as much as possible and constantly research. Put yourself in the moment of the scene and try to feel what the character feels. Once you put yourself in the character shoes, everything changes. The scene becomes yours and then you’re able to own the character truthfully. Just own it and forget about everything else!
CH: Is there anything else you'd like to add or want people to know?
Alexandria: If I ever reach my dreams as an actress and television host, I would make it my priority to make a difference in my community and especially the diabetes community that I hugely support every year. If you suffer from a disability, it is still possible to achieve your dream. It just takes a positive mindset to be able to make a difference from the start!