Sabrina Machado is an LA based actress and aspiring spokes model who appears in the play Simpatico at the Pan Andreas Theatre at 5125 Melrose Ave, Hollywood, CA 90038. Here is a link to her IMDB page:
Q: What made you want to get into show business?
A: I started in show business through the back door, with no real intention of making it a career. I was a very shy young girl, and while at college, easily acing exams ,I decided to challenge myself by going on national tv and potentially making a big fool out of myself. I joined the cast of all the dating shows on major American and Spanish networks and thus got my first start in entertainment. I immediately became enamored with show business and continually booked appearances on different tv and film spots, such as music videos, tv series, films and commercials.
Q: What special qualities does a spokes model possess?
A: spokes model must be a lover of life, a lover of all the things that the world has to offer, material or otherwise. She must exude confidence in self, and be able to express that to others. She is giddy, fun, authentic, and with great charisma. She will make your brand seem like a company of great values.
Q: Have you ever done live theater before?
A: I am currently in pre-production of my first live theatre run in Los Angeles. It is a very smart and witty play by Sam Shepard, entitled Simpatico. I play Cecilia, the lead female ingénue that gets swindled by the other main characters within a racehorse scam deal. Our run goes from August 17th through October 6th, 2012, at the Pan Andreas Theatre at 5125 Melrose Ave, Hollywood, CA 90038. $15 at the door.
Q: Why is doing live theater important to an actors career?
A: Theatre transforms an actor completely. When you are performing the same dialogue over and over for several weeks, you being to understand acting from a whole different and deeper perspective. You finally really do become the character. There is no escaping it. The script is so ingrained within you, that you can finally be free and spill words how you do in real life. Also, industry professionals respect theatre actors more, because they know they work it takes to put on a play. It takes a true love for the craft.
Q: What makes you fameworthy?
A: Number one, I love what I do. I cannot be happier than when I am acting. So, when you see me at work, performing, it is pure love and joy that I am emanating form the framework of the project.
I also believe I have a very unique background, coming from a very mystic suburban Brazilian family, and living my adult life in the dichotomy of the L.A. life. I am very worldly, and have a very innocent, yet intelligent constitution that makes my characters interesting yet mysterious and alluring.
Q: Who are some of your acting influences?
A: I love Al Pacino. I think I got that from my dad, who was a movie fanatic as I was growing up. De Niro, Jack Nicholson. The French young actresses like Audrey Tatou, Juliette Binoche. I would love to do French films at some point, and yes, definitely some mob flicks as well.
Q: what famous film role could you have nailed?
A: I think I could have a been a great Belle from Beauty and the Beast, as well as Cinderella. I love the fairy tale stories. But I can also see myself as a great villainous attorney on a Law and Order type of show.
Q: What is your strangest Hollywood story?
A: Strangest…. Hollywood to me is the strangest place in the world. I mean, anything goes here. Every single story in the book I am sure has happened here. I will say the strangest I have heard will probably be one that involved a billionaire producer and his thing for bestiality… But that’s old news anyway. They say Hollywood is the new Babylon, that might be stranger.
Q: What do you like about Los Angeles?
A: I love everything about L.A. except that because of the amount of activity going on, traffic is bad, streets are crowded and it is much dirties than other cities. But overall I am grateful for all the opportunities available here.
Q: If you could change one thing about Hollywood what would it be?
A: I would make it cleaner! Cleaner air, wider streets, not so much traffic! More parking spots! And no meter maids!!!
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