An interview with global performer Sebastien Cipolla. Here is what he shared with the readers:
How and when did you first get into performing?
I always liked to entertain people, I used to perform stunt bike and runway modeling. The first time I was on a stage, it was for a fight scene as a stuntman, in France and I was 16 years old. However, the very first time that I was on a stage with a speaking role, was in January 2011. I will never forget this magical experience. I was doing modeling, extra jobs and stunt performances, but I wanted to express myself better, and do more acting jobs. I found the renowned acting school NIDA, in Australia that totally changed my life. I literally fell in love with acting. It’s like I was meant to be an actor but didn't realize it before.
Who were some of your biggest inspirations?
I would say when I was a kid, I was a big fan of Jean-Paul Belmondo for his charisma and for doing his own stunts and Alain Delon. Then Johnny Depp, for being able to change and do so many characters. Robert De Niro, Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Leonardo Di Caprio as well as many others. As a Martial Artist, I have to mention, that I’m also a big fan of Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan.
What kind have training have you done?
I studied the Eric Morris Technique in ACTT (Acting College Television and Theater) in Sydney, Australia. Then I did the 2 year program of the Stella Adler Technique at Stella Adler Academy Of Acting in Hollywood. I also did 15 different jobs in my life before becoming an actor, so I think I also have the life experience that helps me a lot.
What has been your favorite role to play so far?
Actually I kind of like all of them because they were all very challenging and I was excited to play all of them. Having said that, I do like playing the villain and very emotional characters with a deep story I will give more details soon!
What projects do you have coming up?
I have a few projects, coming soon. I have the Slender Man project going to a film festival in LA in September and The Heart Of Mine going to a short film festival in January 2015. My last feature will be released in June 2015. I’m shooting in October my first French speaking role for an American production! I still have to keep quiet about the project, but I can't wait to start working on it! We probably start filming in the middle of September.
Who would be your ideal co-star and why?
I would love to work with Meryl Streep because she is one the most talented actresses, she can share emotion in any circumstance!
What are your plans for the future?
Acting, acting and acting, which is what I love the most and to keep challenging myself and keep learning more and more about acting and training to get better. I would love to be recognized and known as one of the most talented actors in the world.
What is your advice to aspiring performers?
Never give up! Keep studying. Let yourself go to get deeper into the emotion, always ask yourself questions about the character and to get a deep understanding of the story. Be Happy and playful and most importantly, have fun!