Please introduce yourself, what you do, why you do it, and what you want people to know about you.
Hey! My name is Valentyna Sichko and I just turned 19 years old recently! I was born in Ukraine and now I live in Toronto, Canada, chasing my dreams!
I am an award-winning Actress and a Singer. I’ve been doing acting for several years now, I would say 7/8 years. I’ve been singing since I was in grade 7 but started to do it professionally recently.
I love acting and singing because I really can express myself and tell a story! It’s like therapy for me.
I’m just a small girl with big dreams who really want to spice up things in the acting and singing industry and it will be a fun journey to follow!
What qualities make you different and unique from everyone else in the industry?
Everyone is special in their ways and life is crazy. But I believe I’m different.
I know that I’m a go-getter when it comes to business. I love getting out of my comfort zone and trying new things! And if it doesn’t work out then that’s okay because I know that something will.
I take everything in a positive way because I know that life has ups and downs and you gotta take risks! And not a lot of people do that.
I am very passionate about what I do. Acting is not about fame or money it’s about enjoying the process of making a film or a TV show and telling a story.
Describe THAT moment when you realized you wanted to do what you do now. Who did you tell first? What has it been like since that moment?
I remember this like it was yesterday actually.
I was watching a movie and I thought to myself (How do people do this? Is this real? Can people have acting careers?) So I started to do my research and I found a program and I came up to my dad the next day and I was like… Dad, I want to be an actor, I want to study acting and be in movies!
My dad was very happy because he loves movies and a lot of actors. And this is what he told me (Valentyna, I always knew we were gonna have a Hollywood star in our household!) I was very happy that my dad was on board!
I told my mom and she didn’t want me to be disappointed so she said “why don’t you wanna be a cop” and I said I could be one in the movie hahaha. Since then I’ve been growing my career and my dad always reminds me this “When you will get an Oscar I’ll be the first one yelling your name in the audience!”
I love my family for lots of things, I feel like a lot of parents disagree and I am very lucky to have parents like this.
What has been the biggest challenge you’ve had to face and how did you overcome it?
I’ve had many challenges in my career.
I’ve had scams, I’ve had people make fun of me, and also the worst part is when you have casting directors telling you that it’s not your career.
I wanted to quit acting many times but I sat down and thought about everything. I knew that acting is something that I’ve always wanted to do and instead of crying about it and listening to people, I wanted to prove myself in a good way by getting better at the craft.
So I started to work harder and eventually I got an audition from the same casting director and I got the role! One of the directors told me that I’m very talented and have a lot of potential. This was crazy because that was the same director telling me that I wouldn’t make it.
If you had to pick the TOP 3 people you’d want to meet that could take your career (or business) to the next level…who would those 3 people be?
This is a very hard question for me because I would love to meet many people and work with them.
The first person that comes into my mind is Guillermo del Toro. I’ve been on a set where he was directing a movie but never spoke to him. He has many interesting ideas and I just love his work! Hopefully one day I get to be in one of his movies! It would be a dream!
One of the top 3 people I would wanna meet and work with is one of the directors from Fast and Furious. I love that movie and not a lot of people know I’m into cars.
I would love to meet and work with Mila Kunis. Not only is she an amazing funny actress but as well she is Ukrainian like me! It would be awesome to chat with her!