Check out our interview with Mexican actress and recording artist Sol Romero.
Sol’s film credits include “Casino Royale,” “The Legend of Zorro,” and “Memory” (Liam Neeson, 2022) to name a few, and charted the Top 10 in Switzerland for her pop single “Turn it Up.”
Born in Mexico City of Mexican and Swiss descent, Sol had her first brush with entertainment at 13 years old as a camera double for Eva Mendez in the film “Once Upon a Time in Mexico.” She went on to study drama at world-famous RADA Academy in London and made her musical debut in 2011 with her premiere album “Dark Fantasy.” In 2015, her single “Turn it Up” shot straight up to the Top Ten in the Swiss charts. Shortly after, she released the hit “Money Makes the World Go Round” with Moroccan-American rapper French Montana.
She now resides between Los Angeles and Switzerland with husband and director Martin Campbell, known for the “Zorro” and “James Bond” films.
Follow Sol @solromeroofficial
Hi Sol, please tell us a little about you?
I’m an actress and recording artist, happily married to an amazing director. And I’m very passionate and impulsive. I actually love my “ADHD” [laughs].
Describe yourself in 3 words?
Kind, funny, and weird.
How did you get started into acting?
Initially it was because of a casting director who came to our school. And things just evolved from there.
How has this changed your life?
It’s funny, but in a way the biggest change I see in my life from this is by making me more aware of others.
What is the best and worst part of being an actress?
The best is that you get to go to many places and experience many different environments and people. The worst is that you sometime don’t get a chance to really build friendship as much as I’d like to.
How do you prepare for a role?
I like to research as much as possible. Like for the role of the bar tender, I did a lot of research on that subject, how they lived and worked, learned about the craft.
Tell us about your work on popular films such as “Casino Royale,” “The Legend of Zorro,” and “Green Lantern?” That’s amazing!
It’s always something new and interesting — every project is different. “The legend of Zorro” was very tense to film. Everything had to be perfect. We were instructed not to talk at times, not to move, stuff like that. “Green Lantern” was fun because of the technology. There were super smart people discovering new things and coming up with new ideas like developing 3D suits and other stuff like that. And the Bond movie was just epic. From the beginning to the end, it’s one of the most iconic movies ever, so just being involved in it was already iconic for me. And the actors and actresses were top-notch.
What other projects you have been part of?
I’m currently working on some new music. It’s very exciting. I’m hoping to release them very soon.
What kind of roles do you like or would like to play and why?
I would love to have a very dramatic one. I think drama is something that I could play well and would love to really delve into a dramatic character.
What is the most rewarding part of your work?
After the day is over, knowing I gave it my all.
What’s your advice for the newer actors?
Just keep at it and to never give up.
What would say are the greatest lessons you learned so far in this business?
That no matter how small your role is there, will always be a reward in it, no matter what.
Now talking about music, tell us about your pop hit single “Turn it Up?”
I actually didn’t initially want to make it because it was a bit too “happy.” But once we started to record it, I fell in love with it. There’s a funny story about the video, which is that we actually shot it twice because my producer didn’t like the first video. He said it wasn’t in line with his vision of the song. I personally love the first video with Chloe Lukasiak. The director of that video actually got super mad at me for not promoting it more. And also, apparently, I didn’t include her name (which was true) — I had completely forgotten! So in the end we wound up making two music videos.
Describe your sound in 3 words?
Fun, bubbly, cute.
Who influenced you and why did you choose to make music?
I love Nana Mouskuri, Celine Dion, and Maria Callas. I love music and found I loved the process of writing them.
What is the feeling to be on the Top 10 in Switzerland charts?
It was epic! I didn’t even know at first. I found out later, after it had already charted.
How would your best friend describe you?
I’m very sweet but sometimes too much “ADHD.” I’m funny and loud.
If you are a book, what would be the title of the book and why?
“More to the story…”
What advice would you give to your younger self and why?
To just believe in yourself and be a good person. Because I feel that the sweeter you are to others, the sweeter your life will be.
What book should every entrepreneur read?
What’s next for Sol Romero in the last months of 2022 and for 2023?
I’m continuing to work on my music. And I plan to enjoy the last months and love everyone!
What is your favorite healthy food?
And your favorite cheat food?
Sugar, chocolates, and sausage (the Swiss ones).
What is your own definition of happiness?
To sleep all day and dream.
If you could meet someone living or dead, who would it be and why?
Cleopatra. I’d love to know how she conquered so many people.
Best advice ever given?
Always look at the good side of things.
Do you support any charity?
Yes, breast cancer. I work closely here in Switzerland with charities that support breast cancer.
Where do you see yourself and your career in 5 years from now?
On top of the world!
Favorite song? Why?
“Wellerman,” by Nathan Evans. I love the sound and energy of it.
What do you think of Social Media?
That’s tough. I’d have to say that I have a love-hate relationship with it. There’s good and bad.
Where we can follow you?
Book: La Dame aux Camélias.
Quote: Never give up.
Movie: sense and Sensibility.
TV show: The Crown (Catherine the Great).
Fav food: Gipfeli.
Travel destination: Mexico.