Today we’d like to introduce you to Alessia Reato.
Alessia, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I was born and raised in Italy, in a city called L’Aquila. When I was 18, I moved to Milan to study and try to follow my passions. I started working on television programs the same year and then in the following years, participating in several television programs including Striscia la Notizia. I had unforgettable beautiful experiences.
The world of movies has always left me spellbound in front of the screen. I enrolled in an acting workshop participating as a first timer actress, I remember feeling the butterflies in my stomach. I started traveling between Milan, where I lived, and Rome, the heart of Italian cinema. When several auditions for international productions started to arrive, I decided it was time to live abroad for a while to improve my English and study acting at the same time. The combination of these two factors led me to LA. For a year, I went back and forth between Italy and LA. At the end of 2019, I finally packed my bags and took that step, changing my life. Since then, I’ve been based in LA.
Has it been a smooth road?
Life itself is never smooth. Everything is in your attitude when reacting to what life puts in front of you. Life continuously tests you, I believe the important thing is to grit your teeth at that moment and not give up. The bad moments are necessary, they lead man to evolve and change. Resilience is a fundamental factor. My dad always said to me: “winning is not about strength, it’s about resistance “. In the worst moments of my life, I’ve always looked for change, sometimes it worked and sometimes it didn’t. I learned something invaluable: everything happens for a reason. In my life and work, when things didn’t go as I planned, It hurt and I couldn’t explain why. Years later, I’m grateful for those things that didn’t happen because now I wouldn’t be where I am today, doing what I love most in my life. I believe that they didn’t happen because they weren’t meant to happen. I’ve discovered that being surrounded by love from family and friends is my guiding light. I’m eternally grateful for that.
We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
I’m training in the understanding of the human condition and how the human mind works. Basically, I am studying acting at the Conservatory of the Art of Acting Studio. The path we are taking is extraordinary. For me, one word describes this experience: revolutionary. As a person above all and as an actress. I am in an extremely intense and private phase of my life. Substance over form. I am proud to have changed my course and to have completely started from scratch. As for what I am known for, at school I preach how to cook a plate of Cacio e Pepe pasta properly… the pasta should always be cooked al dente!
Is our city a good place to do what you do?
Los Angeles is a good place if you want to study and work as an actor. Also, studying on the sand with an ocean view isn’t that bad!
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The second and third (black and white portraits) are pictures of Giulio Alesse. The following (color) are pictures of Luciano Consolini.