The humble and talented actress Sabrine Ferretti, shares her secrets to life and success as a performer!
How and when did you first get into performing?
I am an actress born in Brazil, currently living in Los Angeles. I had my first experience on stage as a dancer when I was 6 years old and became a member of a dance troupe that lasted for over 10 years. I also won two beauty contests, at the age of 7 and 8. I was always involved with events in school and at the city of Formosa-GO where I was born and acted, danced and choreographed for many different projects. Life has changed paths for me, so many times. After my Bachelor in Law school I ventured out as a business woman and I owned and managed my own restaurant. I always knew I had a passion for acting, dancing, modeling and just being in front of the camera. I began my career as an actress in the US when I moved to Los Angeles in 2011. At first I studied at Beverly Hills Playhouse Acting School and then earned my MFA in Acting for Film at New York Film Academy (Universal Studios Campus). I have always been very focused and dedicated, even though I have been through many obstacles, like learning another language in just a few months, moving by myself and adapting to another country. But for me, Los Angeles, is where I happily call home today.
Who were some of your biggest inspirations growing up?
My parents are my biggest inspiration. Their love is so authentic, real and genuine, they've taught me a lot, and principally how to never give up on my dreams, how to be driven and focus, and for that, I am forever grateful. Other than that, life is as well, my biggest motivation, the desire to learn, to experience, to be able to feel and express myself. That is what brought me into acting, the constant desire to experiment and learn and from that, perpetuate to other people's lives to share with them a passion.
What kind have training have you done?
I began my career in the US as an actress when I moved to Los Angeles in 2011. At first, I studied at Beverly Hills Playhouse Acting School and then earned my MFA in Acting for Film at New York Film Academy (Universal Studios Campus).
What has been your favorite role to play so far?
I don't have a favorite role, I think every part I play brings something different and adds something in my life. Sometimes it even makes me realize things about myself that I wasn't even aware of. It is so enjoyable for me, that I guess each one of them are my special ones. I love sitcoms, I'm bubbly and very energetic, I think it's a good combination for comedy roles, but drama as well, for being the sensitive person I am. Everything makes me melt like a baby crying haha!
What projects do you have coming up?
As we all know, to establish an acting career you have to keep the urge to never stop, to keep going and moving and driving yourself. That's what I feel right now in this moment of my life, to keep encouraging myself and pushing myself to keep my creative side alive, working hard. I'm currently a member of a web series called Dog Treats & Jingle Toys, where I play Trish Stanton, the actress who works a part time job in a vet office. This is a very special project to me because we're helping shelters to find parents for our adoptable pets. I love pets, they are definitely our best friends, in my opinion and being part of this project is such a joy for me. I'm also currently enrolled with another web series coming up soon, The Bad Boyfriend, we're still in pre-production. I feel that the journey is what makes us, defines us, and I see 2014 being a great year for me, I'm happy and driven to break a leg! =)
Who would be your ideal co-star and why?
Oh there are so many people I'd love and dream about working with, that I cannot even start! I do not have one favorite actor/actress, I'm open to anything. Being a working actor is my pleasure and true happiness. To have the opportunity to share a stage or set with amazing people and get to know and learn from them, I believe every experience is a great one.
What are your plans for the future?
Future is a very distant word for me, but I plan, yes of course I dream and plan about my life, so I'd say that for a future not so distant I want to be a series regular on a sitcom. I plan to keep working and smiling, smiling a lot, because I believe in more than anything else, energy. What we surround ourselves with, so I've always said smile, and I practice smiling a lot everyday. For the future, I want to be able to touch people everyday with my work, to make them laugh, maybe get emotional, learn the message that the script is telling and be genuine and truthful with it. I want to embrace causes and help the world to get to a better place, because I see a lot ugly things that I'd rather believe, don't exist.
What is your advice to other aspiring artists?
As Dori would say, "just keep swimming". that's my secret. =)