For the first podcast of 2018 I catch up with a Houston based actor, Rey Laredo. He discusses what thinking outside the box means to him and we go over the recovery efforts after the devastation of Hurricane Harvey.
2:05 – What Rey is Excited about.
2:55 – What he is grateful for… and we talk Hurricane Harvey.
6:00 – We get into Houston Strong and the Astros.
7:00 – The other common connection between us is our college Alma Mater, SHSU.
8:45 – How he knew he wanted to act.
What wearing a Guerrilla costume means to Rey – How the costume changed his life.
All about being creative – being in the moment.
“To have those (butterflies). If you don’t have that, you don’t have the enjoyment to be happy, why are you doing it in the first place?”
12:40 – What attracted Rey to become an actor?
“I don’t think about anything else.”
“I’d rather not be doing anything else.”
“Nothing else makes me happy than to be in front of the camera.”
14:30 – A big achievement of Rey’s.
“I got it.”
“I am my biggest motivation.”
“I find my own motivation.”
17:05 – Most memorable – To be patient
“As an actor, people want to give up all the time.”
“This is only going to make me stronger.”
18:31 – Who has the most influence on your life?
He has his support system consisting of his parents and family.
20:33 – Who has been you r “supporting actor” as you begin your career?
22:08 – Any one that you have influenced?
24:38 – How many connections have you made – leading to a role on a project?
“I make sure that I network.”
“Opportunities in this industry are endless.”
“It’s up to you to take on the action.”
26:16 – Was there a connection to the lead role in True Crime?
“It was fun to play the role.”
28:20 – Is it harder to get started, or keep going?
30:50 – Rey’s most important lesson is…
The Difference is he likes reading; He lives in the moment.
34:00 – Give some advice to people out of college.
“Everyday is another opportunity to grow.”
36:50 – Do you feel you have to make it to LA or NY?
“Do not limit yourself.”
40:15 – What do you do to stay fresh?
– Watch other actors reactions on the screen.
42:30 – What is one mistake that you have noticed from others?
44:10 – Bonus Questions
What do you want to learn from someone that has seen multiple successes?
Why is filmmaking important?
What are three movies that you feel best represent your life?
You can follow, tweet and share what you thought with Rey on twitter, @rey_laredo.
Projects Rey is known for:
True Crime with Aphrodite Jones 2015