INTERNATIONAL FILM AND THEATER ACTRESS CLAUDIA FERRAZZANI
Why do people become actors? Is it the money, the long hours in a dark theatre or the isolation of the sound stage, or is it all of the hard work? Gee, why would anyone want to become and actor, it just doesn’t sound all that attractive. Well, we asked the superb Italian actress, Claudia Ferrazzani what she likes about acting and we got some interesting answers.
She wanted to be an actress since she was 8 years old while she was growing up in her native Italy. Once she started performing for her dad and the rest of her family, she says she fell in love with it and the thought of stopping or doing something else never entered her mind, ever. She said that it was like a fire in her belly and it kept on getting stronger and stronger the older she got. (Do you ever wonder if 8 year olds dream of becoming carpenters or store clerks? What about ditch diggers or bricklayers)?
Claudia studied theatre and acting at the University of Kent in Canterbury, England and isn’t afraid to go to whatever lengths are needed to improve her skills or get a great role in the theatre or on a movie set. She has played some interesting roles and been in some terrific plays, such as The Tempest, A doll’s House, Shampoo, Henry the Fourth, As You Like It, Ghost The Musical and Mary Poppins among many, many more. She’s also been in plenty of movies: Lunatic, The Ringer, Indiscretion and more, we don’t have enough room here to list them all.
Television is always for Claudia and she’s done a lot of that. She Played Melinda Ferrari in the UK series RQW Bites and she loved being the host on Cooking: California Style and RQW Special Feature. In Emergency L.A., a series filmed, where else but in Los Angeles, Claudia will be playing the character Maria Conti and it will be released in 2016.
Maybe being an actor isn’t so bad, Yes, it still looks like a lot of hard work, but through Claudia’s eyes, it also looks like a great deal of fun. We haven’t even touched on the emotional rewards she gets out of acting; maybe next time.