The Power of Storytelling: Interview with All American Actress/writer Alondra Delgado

1. Please introduce yourself, what you do, why you do it, and what you want people to know about you. 

Hi guys! My name is Alondra Delgado. I am an actress and writer who is very passionate about storytelling. I believe storytelling is a way to heal and inspire others to do the same. By portraying characters you get to experience other people’s lives and learn from them and inspire others with them. I want to be able to tell as many stories as possible.

2. What qualities make you different and unique from everyone else in the industry? 

I try to be as realistic as possible. I try to be honest with my followers so they can see the good and the bad and identify with me. I am a fighter, a dreamer, and definitely not a quitter. 

Alondra Delgado

3.  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? 

When I was still living in Puerto Rico, I had a school project talking about what college I wanted to go to and what major I wanted to do and I started to look for other options that were not acting and I just couldn’t think of anything else I would rather do. I had been acting since I was four so I told my mom I was moving to California once I graduated High School. She supported me and ever since that I’ve been continuously fighting for my dreams and making them a reality. 

4. What has been the biggest challenge you’ve had to face and how did you overcome it? 

I think moving here and seeing how difficult the process is was definitely something I am still getting used to. I had to start from zero all over again and face rejection way too many times. You start doubting everything. But focusing on yourself and believing you have the talent has kept me strong and given me hope in this crazy Hollywood life. 

5. You’ve built quite a career in the world of acting. What was your first acting role and what was that experience like? 

My first role in film was a Feature film I started when I was seven years old called Zompi. It was one of the best months of my life. That was the moment I fell in love with acting. For me, it was fun. That was my “sports” or “fun activity” to do. It was definitely not a job it was a passion. 

6. How do you prepare for a day of filming when you’re working on a project?

I definitely try to get as much sleep the day before and drink lots of water. I read the script multiple times and act it out loud before getting to set and last but not least, I dress comfortably to rest in my trailer and get ready. 

Alondra Delgado

7. What is your fondest memory of playing Vanessa on All American?      

I think just being backstage with all my other co stars and getting to know them and see how everything was behind cameras since it was a show I used to watch since Season 1. Filming the bonfire scene from Episode 6 was the highlight of everything.                

8. What have you enjoyed most about working on Mayans M.C.

Mayans is very special for me because it was my first role on a major TV Show. Working with so many Hispanic people in front and behind camera was very inspiring and motiving for me to see others doing what I wanted to do. 

9. You recently released a self-published book, Is Mejor to Say Adios. Tell us about it.

Yes. I am very excited about it. This book is very up close and personal. It is a book of poems half in English, half in Spanish that talk about Heartbreak and everything that comes with that and finding yourself in the process of discovering self-love.

10. Have you always been a writer? What was the process of creating and publishing your work?

I started writing when I was eight years old. Mainly poems and songs. But I never had the guts to share it with the world until now. Although it was a stressful time, it was way easier than I imagined and creating everything myself, even the cover art, was very special and intimate and I definitely want to do more. 

11. What inspired the poems inside the book?

Life events, my own breakups, and just relationships that I had been in that taught be a lot without me knowing it at those times. I always write to let those emotions out and I want others to see the beauty in every single emotion and just embracing them and growing from them.

12. Are there any other current projects you want to tell us about?

Right now I am working on writing my first Feature film and there is an action Feature Film I am the lead actress on that is in the process of distribution right now and I am very excited for it. 

13. What actors and authors do you look up to, past or present?

I love Meryl Streep. I think she is so talented and inspiring. Hopefully one day I can work with her. 

 14. What is your dream project to work on?

Right now, I’ve been wanting to do one of these powerful and heartfelt limited series that are mainly based on true stories. Something with a strong leading female character that tells an important message. 

15. What advice would you give to other young people who want to pursue a career in acting?

I would say to not do it for the fame or lifestyle because that comes and goes. If you are truly passionate about acting, go for it. But know that is not easy and it takes a lot of work and sacrifice and you have to believe in yourself even when everyone else doesn’t. If you work hard enough, you will accomplish it. 

16. What has been your most memorable experience so far from your career?

I think when All American came out and all my family and friends and people in Puerto Rico started watching it and it was on the news and newspaper. It was a very proud moment to see my people watching a Puerto Rican girl being on their screen. It is a moment I will always cherish and the reason I do what I do.

17. What do you have coming up that you can tell us about?

I have a couple of films that are in post-production that are very close to my heart and I can’t wait for the world to see them. 

18. 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?

Steven Spielberg, Eva Longoria, and Guillermo Del Toro! 

19. List the direct links/URL to your social media profiles so people can follow you: 

@ialondradelgado everywhere! 

Staff Writer
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