Check out our interview with actress and model Adriana Camposano who is best known for her role as Lucy Diaz on “Orange is the New Black.” Recently cast as Young Olga in the new
Hulu Drama Pilot “Olga Dies Dreaming,” she’ll play the young version of Aubrey Plaza’s leading character. Adriana also debuted as Poppy in season 9 of Brat TV.
Follow Adriana @adriana.camposano
Hi Adriana, please tell us a little about you?
I am an actress, model, and dancer from New Jersey! When I’m not busy with those hobbies you will usually find me trying out new hobbies such as roller skating or photography as well as being active in after-school clubs. I am most passionate about acting and hope to continue pursuing it in my future days.
Describe yourself in 3 words?
Ambitious, Compassionate, Wise
How did you get started into acting?
As a child, I always knew I wanted to be on TV, I would make my own skits at home and pretend I was starring in my own show! I ended up signing with a manager at age 5 and started auditioning for different roles and projects!
How has this changed your life?
Being in the industry and working on sets has made me gain so much knowledge and experience in ways that have given me a strong work ethic and helped shape me into the person I am today.
What is the best and worst part of being an actress?
There are so many things I love about being an actress between being able to play different kinds of characters, meeting and building relationships with casts and crew members, and the lessons and knowledge you gain from simply being in this industry! Something I dislike about being an actress would definitely be early call times… I am not a morning person at all!
How do you prepare for a role?
For a recent project ¨Laurina¨ a method I used to prepare me was to spend time journaling as that character. Something that is super important to Laurina in this film is her diary that she brings with her everywhere and writes in often. It was a really great way for me to learn more about who Laurina was and explore who Laurina was.
Tell us about your work on “Orange is the New Black?”
Working on Orange Is the New Black was the first show I booked starting in the industry. Being able to work on this show starting at such a young age was super beneficial for me and was an overall great experience!
Now tell us about being part of the very successful Brat TV “Chicken Girls?”
Being part of the cast of Brat Tv´s “Chicken Girls” as Poppy has been such an enjoyable experience! Poppy is such a fun character to play and is not like any character I have played before! I have so much love for the entire cast and crew as well and am looking forward to continuing my journey as Poppy in Chicken Girls!
What other projects you have been part of?
I have done many projects between films, commercials, print, and runway, you can check out all the work I’ve done on my website WWW.Adriana Camposano.com!
What kind of roles do you like or would like to play and why?
I like playing the more dramatic types of roles, I feel like the intensity and emotion that come with those characters are really the most interesting to me. A character I would love to play that I haven’t yet would be a character with some type of power that makes them different and powerful, such as Eleven from “Stranger Things”!
What is the most rewarding part of your work?
Working on Laurina and having Laurinas real grandchildren on set with me and knowing I was able to be the person to bring their grandmother’s story to life was something super rewarding for me to be able to experience and have the opportunity to do so!
What’s your advice for the newer actresses?
My advice for new actresses is to not let rejection stop you from your dream! There are going to be plenty of times that you are told no from an audition, but instead of wanting to give up, take that no as a push to keep practicing and training because your hard work will eventually pay off!
Which project is still on your bucket list?
A project that is still on my bucket list is a film that I star in! It has always been a dream of mine since I was a little girl and it would be so amazing if I had the opportunity to!
What would say are the greatest lessons you learned so far in this business?
Some of the greatest lessons I’ve learned from being an actress in this industry is knowing that wanting to work in this industry is not an easy process but if you really want it and put your all into practice and training, your time will come, but you really have to want it!
How would your best friend describe you?
My best friends I think would describe me as someone who is super optimistic and brings in good energy as well as very supportive, compassionate, and uplifting!
What’s next for Adriana Camposano in the last months of 2021 and for 2022?
In the last month of 2021 I’ll be filming for the second half of season 9 for Chicken Girls so I definitely look forward to the rest of the season that will be coming out in 2022!
What is your favorite healthy food?
My favorite healthy food is Cali Rolls!
And your favorite cheat food?
My favorite cheat food is chocolate ice cream!
What is your own definition of happiness?
My definition of happiness is being in a good place doing what you love surrounded by people who support you and love you!
If you could meet someone living or dead, who would it be and why?
If I could meet anyone it would definitely be Justin Bieber.r I have been a true believer since I was little and if I really had the chance to meet him I don’t know how I would act!
Do you support any charity?
I’ve participated in several charities over the years such as toys for tots, meals on wheels, adopting a family for the holidays, GFGFL, and many more.
Where do you see yourself and your career in 5 years from now?
In 5 years from now, I hope to see myself living in Los Angeles and continuing to pursue acting, and hopefully working on big projects!
Favorite song? Why?
My favorite song is “The Climb” by Miley Cyrus. It has been a song I always loved since I was little and now listening to it, I realized how it really resonates perfectly with me and my journey!
What do you think of Social Media?
I enjoy Social Media and like most teenagers, my day finds it fun and entertaining to be on! I do think it is important though to know when to separate yourself away from social media and real-life at moments, especially in this industry!
Where we can follow you?
Book: The Fault in Our Stars
Quote: “Make bold choices and make mistakes. It’s all those things that add up to the person you become” Angelina Jolie
Movie: Call Me By Your Name
Tv Series: Outer Banks
Travel Destination: Italy
Sports team: Philadelphia (Eagles, 76ers, Phillies, Flyers)