Please introduce yourself, what you do, why you do it, and what you want people to know about you.
I am on a journey to becoming an actor. I hope to be recognized as an actor, one deserving of the title. I have only started acting early this year but have been fortunate enough to have been cast consistently.
In my journey so far, I have already earned 33 union vouchers from having been booked in huge Hollywood projects starring A-list performers. Having said that, I am in no rush to be a member of the Screen Actors Guild. I want to earn it. By the time I join, I want to have had a decent amount of acting work and be able to stand tall with other actors vying for the same roles I’ll audition for.
Since I ventured into acting, my respect for actors has risen tremendously. It’s a serious job. Talent’s good but you need much more than that. You need to hone your craft. You need to put in the work… to work.
Take lots and lots of acting classes and never stop learning. This is Hollywood, the movie capital of the world where the greatest films are being made. Expect the standards to be at their highest.
Think about it, thousands of full-time, experienced actors submit for even an under-5 or a one-liner and only a hundred are invited to audition, 10 called back and just one, chosen. There is nothing tougher than that.
I act because I enjoy it. I love it. As kids, playing never failed to bring us joy. It allowed us to make friends, release pent-up energy, compete and be creative. Acting is all that to me. Meeting all kinds of wonderful people on set and making friends, makes it all the more awesome.
What qualities make you different and unique from everyone else in the industry?
I am passionate and professional. When I accept a role, be it background, principal or starring, I aim to deliver what’s expected of me, 100%.
I also always try to emit positive energy on set. So far, from the comments I’ve heard from Casting Directors and the relationships I’ve made with Producers, Directors, Costume Designers, Productions Assistants and the rest of the crew, a few of whom book me directly now, I guess I’m delivering on that aspect.
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?
Early February this year, boredom from the pandemic at peak, I accidentally found a casting for Japanese-looking Asians. I was clueless what it was but I submitted my most decent selfie nonetheless.
I was cast, stood about 4-feet from Brad Pitt and fulfilled a dream to be on a Hollywood set. Hence, immediately after, I had professional headshots taken, enrolled in a lot of acting classes, and worked a lot. There has been no turning back.
What has been the biggest challenge you’ve had to face and how did you overcome it?
I may have worked constantly from the time I decided to pursue being an actor, however, it took forever before I got any speaking parts. Maybe not until the fourth month. I thought I would never get there but I persevered.
I didn’t let failing to nail any auditions get me down. I just kept at it. Since then, I’ve had a couple of principal roles in movies and several in short films.
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?
It would have to be a top director like Steven Spielberg for film and Ryan Murphy for TV. If they give me a chance to audition in front of them, I’ll drop everything to nail those auditions.
I’d also like to meet a top manager/agent who can consistently get me Netflix and HBO auditions. I still need to research who. Any suggestions… hmm…
List the direct links/URL to your social media profiles so people can follow you:
- Instagram: https://instagram.com/marcomtorres
- IMDB: www.imdb.me/marcotorres