Today we’d like to introduce you to Yolanda Corrales.
Hi Yolanda, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
I am a Spanish actress living in Los Angeles and I lived in Mexico for ten years before moving to the United States. When I was little, I wanted to be an actress and my mother told me that that was something that all girls wanted, even she wanted it too, but I would insist from time to time and I ended up filming my first commercial at 12.
I also took classes in Spanish dance and at the age of 18, I started working professionally as a flamenco. My first opportunity on TV comes with the series Paramedicos in Mexico, where I took part as a guess start until I co-star in the series Juan Ines, where I played the historical role of Virreina Maria Luisa, which received very good criticism and was broadcast on Mexican TV and Netflix worldwide. The desire for adventure, traveling, seeing the world, and being able to work in different countries led me to Los Angeles. Here I arrived a little before the pandemic, so it has been a whole time of learning and adaptation, but since I like adventure well… I tend to become great in the challenges!! So here I am, looking forward to everything that is to come!!
Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
Pandemic has been one of them, for sure. Solitude in a new country and the communication in another language.
As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
I’m an actress and I love the act of acting itself. I really love the process of creating a character and the research for information about it, putting on the skin of someone else push me to be more open-minded and a better person. I’m really proud of my relationship with this business, to me, is an art that I feed every single day and I enjoy the process. Most of the actors are too worried about the results and they can’t enjoy their passion anymore. I like the acting when looks natural and intimate and I think I’m good on it, I try to act as personal as I can exploring my uniqueness in every role I play.
What makes you happy?
To meet new people, travel, learn a new language, being an actress. I think all of them help me to move forward as a human being. Sunsets, nature, dance, sing, the sea, the mountain, a good conversation with a good coffee, deep connection with other human beings. All of them make me feel more connected with the present moment.
- Instagram: Yolanda_cor
- Other: imdb.me/yolandacorrales
Adasat Eduardo Arias