We had the good fortune of connecting with Paulet Del Castillo and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Paulet, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
I think taking risks is necessary in order to become an actor. You have to step out of your comfort zone and allow yourself to become a different person and 9/10 times, that requires taking a risk and performing the scene differently than you normally would. Casting might hate it or they might love it, but at least it’s something different.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I am an actress. I think what excites me most about my art is that I can explore what it’s like to live in someone else’s shoes. Acting has given me a completely different perspective on everyday life and has given me the ability to understand people more profoundly. Getting too where I am now was not easy and it required a lot of hard work and dedication. I still have a long way to go in order to reach my goals, but I found that reacting to every situation with a positive mindset has helped me overcome any obstacle that comes my way. In the end, I think the biggest lesson that I’ve learned along the way is to just have fun and enjoy what I am doing because being able to do what I love is a true gift that can easily be taken for granted.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
If my best friend was visiting the Dallas/Fort Worth area I would take them to Six Flags. I love rollercoasters and theme parks, so the first thing I would have us do is wake up early, eat breakfast, and get to the park before it opens. I also would recommend we take a bike ride through the city because biking is one of my favorite outdoor activities.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would like to shout out my acting coach Cathryn Sullivan. She has shaped me into the actress that I am today and I am extremely grateful. I would not be where I am in my career if it were not for her coaching and the dedication she puts into every single one of her students. I would like to shoutout my mom. She is always there for me and has helped me to be the best version of myself every day.
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