Amber Romero is more than just a young actress – she’s a quadruple threat, with passions for acting, dancing, modeling, and martial arts.
Everly Mag asked Amber about her Top 3 acting projects, role models, advice for aspiring performers, and more.
Everly Mag: What are 3 things you want other people to know about you?
Amber: The first thing is that I have 2 black belts. Originally, I didn’t think martial arts was for me and I wanted to focus on dance. Now that it’s been 3 years later, I’m working on getting my second degree. My second thing is that I was born and raised in San Diego. I moved to LA to pursue my dream and I’m super thankful that I’ve had this opportunity. My third thing is that I’m a huge sci-fi nerd. I’ve seen everything from Doctor Who to Firefly to Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
Everly Mag: What are the Top 3 projects you’ve worked on in entertainment?
Amber: My first favorite project is one I just worked on called Cazadora, where I play Cazadora. It was one of the best sets I’ve been on and I finally got to put my black belts to use by doing my own stunts. The cast and crew were absolutely amazing to work with and the messages portrayed in it. My second favorite project is one I’m currently working on is a show called Should I Do It?, where I get to play the unpopular nerd. My character is pretty relatable and the cast and crew for this project are like a second family to me. My third favorite project is Disney XD’s Future-Worm! and it was so much fun to be able to go onto the Disney Animation lot and see where the magic happens. Voice-over is one of those things where I didn’t know I wanted to do it and now it’s one of the things I want to do the most.
Everly Mag: Who are 3 people who inspire you?
Amber: Right now, my top person is definitely Amy Poehler. She is so inspiring, funny, and I am working towards having a career like hers where I get to make people laugh everyday. To make it in comedy is one of my true goals and after reading her book, I know I’m on the right path. My other person is Betty White. She’s been doing comedy since she was in her twenties and she hasn’t stopped yet. To love to do something so much that you’re willing to do it for about 70 years is also one of my goals. My third person is Aubrey Plaza. She started out on Parks and Recreation with Amy Poehler, but she wasn’t as known. Now she’s sought out everywhere as a comedic genius and I can tell that she loves all of it. She’s also absolutely hilarious and can actually act.
Everly Mag: What are 3 things an actor should always bring to an audition?
Amber: You should always bring your usual auditioning items, like your headshot and resume, script, and ID, so that’s number one on my list. If you don’t have those, then you’re probably going to freak out because you don’t have them. I don’t know if this counts as something, but you should bring your ability to be prepared! If you’re not prepared, you won’t be relaxed and that can kill any audition. Also, casting can tell when you’re not prepared and that will give you negative points in their book. Most importantly, bring your creativity!! We’re actors and they want to see the worlds that we have created with the scenes they have given us. The more detailed and creative you are, the more interesting you’ll be to casting. You may not book the part, but you can book the room with creativity.
Everly Mag: What are 3 tips for aspiring young actors?
Amber: The most important thing is to never give up. It may seem like you’re making no progress, but you are. All of your hard work adds up eventually and most people expect instant results, but only in very rare cases does that happen. Most of the huge actors you see today have been doing this since they were kids, they just never gave up. Another tip is to make connections with everyone you meet. Every person is another person that can support you on your journey. Making new connections is a super important part of being an actor. My third tip is to keep the passion for acting. As long as you have the drive to keep going, you’ll find ways to build your career and be successful.
Everly Mag: Lastly, what is your favorite quote or saying?
Amber: My favorite saying is “everything’s alright in the end, and if it’s not alright, it’s not the end.” If things ever get down, I know that they always get better eventually and that you have to work towards it.
Feature Image Credit: Amber Romero