CARLA QUEVEDO

Carla Quevedo
Photographer: Nacho Ricci
Producer: Marcos Fecchino
Stylist: Vale Polnoroff
Hair: Jonathan Mason
Makeup: Sara Glick
Location: The Maritime Hotel

(Interview follows photo series)

Vintage printed shorts – Rue St.Denis

Vintage crochet bikini – Rue St.Denis

Vintage crochet bikini – Rue St.Denis

Vintage crochet bikini – Rue St.Denis

INTERVIEW BY MICHAEL WILLIAMS
STORY BY KATINA GOULAKOS

We sat down with the talented Carla Quevedo and she is one of the most charming subjects we at Imagista have ever worked with.

Imagista: Where did you grow up and how did you get started in acting?

Carla: I grew up in Buenos Aires Argentina, I lived there basically my entire life until I moved here. Growing up, I never really thought I wanted to be an actress, even now I wonder if I want to be an actress. What I have always wanted to do and be is a writer, and that is something I have to work for and train for and somehow acting found me. I am an actress, I know it is something I have always had in me. In boarding school, I would write plays during class and on break I would do the casting and directing.

Imagista: How old were you when you did that?

Carla: About 8 years old, ever since I could remember. I was a very bossy child, not as much anymore!

Imagista: What sign are you?

Carla: Taurus!

Imagista: What was your first real job as an actor?

Carla: My first job was a beer commercial, for Schneider beer and it was a very funny commercial. They actually found me on the street, well not the street exactly but at a concert. Someone came up to me and said they were casting and they would like to see me and I got it.

Imagista: What kind of roles do you like taking on? Do you prefer comedy roles?

Carla: I have done a comedy before and I had the best time ever. I tried to promise myself that I wont do drama’s anymore but I obviously still do them because I am dramatic. However, I do love doing comedy. I think it is completely different- I had a great time on set.

Imagista: In terms of comedy male or female, who are some of your favorite actors?

Carla: There is an Argentinian named Capusotto that I really really love. He has a very funny dark humor. This may sound a little silly but I also love Andy Samberg. I actually got to work with him on a commercial many, many years ago- it was actually my first job here in the states, and he is just super funny.

Imagista: Who of the people that you know, has played the most critical role in your career?

Carla: That’s an interesting question, I feel like the director that gave me my first job was very important, he gave me the part I play in The Secret in their Eyes. That film ended up winning the academy award for best film. Not only did that open the doors for me to work here but on set that film was the first time I realized that this is what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. I was on set and I just felt safer and more comfortable than I ever did before, in any place, any continent and thats when I knew I wanted to pursue acting for real, professionally.

Imagista: What actors male or female, living or dead, do you look up to?

Carla: Thats a hard one… I love Meryl Streep, I think she is believable in everything she does. I remember a long time ago, watching Sophie’s Choice and I was just mesmerized because she has so many layers in that movie. Ever since I saw that movie I have thought to myself “this is the type of career I want to have”…I guess we all!

Imagista: Besides Meryl, who else do you admire?

Carla: This is going to sound terrible, but I have never been a fan of many things. I do admire a lot of people. Kate Winslet is someone who I admire as an actor. Bree Larson is also amazing, and so young, she is admirable as well.

Imagista: What projects are you excited about in the future?

Carla: I am going back to South America, to do a Brazilian, Uruguayan, Argentinian production which I am really excited about. It is based on a novel by a Latin American writer that I really really love, Rodrigo Rey Rosa.

Imagista: How long will you be filming for?

Carla: I will be gone for two months, which is pretty average. Then I will come back here and look forward at whats to come.

Imagista: If you weren’t an actor, and you couldnt be one for whatever reason, what would you be doing right now?

Carla: I think I want to be a writer. I don’t know if I would be successful but that is what I would aim for.

Imagista: Are you writing right now?

Carla: Yeah, I am working on a poetry book. It’s called You Will Never Love Me More Than Barbecue Pulled Pork.

Imagista: Are you into music?

Carla: How could I not be? I am not good at it but I love music. I don’t listen to many modern artists, I am always listening to Fleetwood Mac, The Carpenters , Billy Joel, Elton John, George Micheal. I guess I love classic rock! I guess I grew up with it, I remember waking up early before school and my mom would be playing The Police and The cure and it just stuck with me.