Priscila Lafarga is a model and actress from Mexico. While living in Tennessee she participated in several film projects including Flowers for Fannie and 11 Seconds. She plays a mean girl inFlowers for Fannie, but she is actually as sweet as she is beautiful.
When did you first develop an interest in acting?
My interest in acting was awakened at an early age from watching some of the soap operas back then, movies starring the singer Gloria Trevi, and watching black and white films from the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema. Also, watching TV shows from a Mexican genius with name Roberto Gómez Bolaños, also known as, Chespirito. Whatever the genre, I remember wanting to be a part of the stories.
What was your first acting role?
My first acting role was at the age of five when my mom and I were a part of a local TV ice cream commercial. Although I was too young to fully understand the filming process, I remember enjoying the experience and seeing myself on TV.
What led to you coming to the US to pursue your acting goals?
The reason for which I came to the US was to broaden my life experiences. I consider myself a person with a great curiosity to explore the world; therefore, a need for traveling, knowing about different cultures and ways of thinking, and learning a new language was exactly what I wanted to do after I finished high school. Eventually, time confirmed to me that the sensation that I once felt within was what I wanted to do, and decided to pursue a career in the entertainment industry.
What are some of the modeling/acting jobs you’ve had?
My very first modeling job was when I was 14 doing a runway for FEPEL, which is an event that represents the leather textile industry in Latin America. Shortly after, I had the opportunity to model for the Mexican designer Hector Terrones in a Haute Couture runway. Later in the US, I was chosen as a hair model for several companies such as Sexy Hair and Martin Parsons for the Nashville Fashion Focus Expo. My most recent acting work was with Lowe’s Home Improvement as the spokesperson representing the Hispanic market in a series of 10 innovation videos, which can be seen in 2800 stores across the country.
Tell us about your time in L.A.
My time in Los Angeles was a great learning experience. After some training in Mexico and earning an Arts Associates Degree in Washington, I decided to take some acting and producing classes at UCLA. I met a lot of professional, passionate, and talented people from different parts of the world and at varying points in their careers. Being in a bigger city with so much happening at once and at a quicker pace was one of the many interesting elements of it. As a result, it was definitely an enriching experience for my career and a stepping stone towards achieving my goals.
What faith-based films have you been involved in?
My first faith-based project was as a supporting role for a 700 Club reenactment story that aired nationally in 2012 on ABC family. Soon after, I worked on a music video from the Christian band For King & Country playing the role of a prisoner. It wasn’t long before I was cast in the movie Flowers for Fannie playing the role of a snobbish college girl, which I really enjoyed. In my most recent faith-based project I played the role of the headnurse in the movie 11 Seconds. Throughout all of these projects, I have been fortunate enough to work with amazing casts and crews.
What would be your dream film role?
Although I have several dream roles that I’d like to play, some of my dream roles would be portraying a notable figure in a period piece from the Renaissance age to the late 1800′s. I really enjoyed watching movies like Molière, Hamlet, Coco Chanel, among others, so playing a role from back then would be so interesting. Also, a role that requires me to act, sing, and dance in a musical film similar to Chicago or Moulin Rouge would be so exciting. I certainly feel drawn to characters that require a high level of emotional and mental traits and would also love to play a type a role in the range of Girl Interrupted or Beautiful Mind.
What are your aspirations as an actress?
I would like to continue enhancing my acting experience by working in all of the acting areas, such as TV, film, musical theater, in addition to expanding my career into the international markets by acting in different languages. Also, my other goals include developing and improving myself as a writer and producer, since I consider these are great ways of expression. Ultimately, I want to create and be involved in projects that make a positive impact and convey an inspirational message that touch the lives of people all over the world.
I would like to thank one of my biggest inspirations and most important influences in childhood, my aunt Tania Osuna. She helped me to discover my passion of expressing myself through performing arts. I have memories of us acting out stories together and being a great acting partner. Also, I remember attending the local theater and watch her impress the audience when performing a Mexican Folk dance, or sometimes singing at a family reunion. I consider her a very special person not only because we share the same passion but because she was born with Down syndrome and this has never stopped her from doing what she love