Check our interview with talented actress Paris Bravo.
Paris plays “Young Julie” in Between Worlds with Nicolas Cage and Franks Polente, she is “Zooey” with Alicia Silverstone, Rob Corddry and Haley Joe Osment coming to theaters in 2019.
Other Paris projects are Gabby Birch – Henry Danger (Nickelodeon), Disney Dream Big Disney Campaign, Karate Princess, Several TV Shows – Paris has also been able to also perform Stunt work on Vindicta and Resurgence.
Hi Paris, please tell us a little about you?
I am a 14 year old Actress, Model, 2nd Degree Martial Artist in Tae Kwon Do and a 1st Degree Martial Artist in Extreme Martial Artist, Stunt Kid, Dancer and Singer.
I was born in Orlando, Florida. I have one brother and 2 sisters. We moved to LA when I was 7 years old. My favorite color is green.
Describe yourself in 3 words?
Loyal – Strong – Approachable
Name one your strengths?
What inspires you?
Seeing young kids work hard and prepare for their future
Why and how did you get started in acting?
I came to LA to train in martial arts and my instructor said that I should try acting. I always wanted to act, but never thought I could, but needed the push from Mr. Chat (original blue power ranger)
What roles do you like to play? And why?
I have been lucky enough to play many genres. My favorite role is DRAMA. I like to push my emotions to the limits.
Tell us about “Between Worlds,” and your role as Young Julie?
Between Worlds is a psychological thriller- where Franka drowns as a child and in the water comes back to life. She realizes that she can get choked out almost to the brink of death and walk with the “almost dead” and guide them back to the living. Nicolas Cage played a truck driver that lost his family in a fire. He meets up with Franka “Julie” and she shares her powers so that he can see his family again. There is a major surprise at the end…his wife burned the house down to seek his attention off the road, but they died. Nicolas Cage/Joe got to see the truth of what really happened thru Julie’s powers.
I played young Julie, I had to go down 16 feet in water weighted down to be “drown” and then show the powers come in with me. It was really scary down in the water for long periods of time. BUT is was a crazy stunt scene that I will never forget,
How was working with big names like Nicolas Cage and Franka Polente?
At the time of my scenes, Mr. Cage and Ms. Polente were already off site. My location was at Tank One in Signal Hill. I wish I could have met them in person. I did receive a message that I was incredibly brave to have completed that stunt work and performance in the water by both of the actors. That was a MAJOR highlight in my young career!
What’s your advice for the newer actors?
Never give up and don’t get discouraged. There are so many reasons you have have not gotten the part. You’re too tall, too short, blue eyes, brown eyes, no freckles, you have freckles. Its NOT YOU!!! Its what the client wants! You’re ENOUGH!!!
What other projects you have been part of?
I have been lucky enough to be in several commercials like Disney’s “Dream Big Princess” Campaign, Nickelodeon “You” Nintendo Switch, State Farm, Target. BuzzFeeds “Black Belt Kid” with 24+ million views. Music videos and a few other movies.
How does a normal day in your life look like?
Get up early to stretch, breakfast, school, train for 3-4 hours, maybe an audition or 2 (hopefully a day, it has happened) study, shower, tv & bed
What has been the hardest part of your career?
I would say- when you trained, practiced and went to multiple call backs, run thru’s on set and came in 2nd to a major part in a huge movie franchise. That was so hard to loose that job, but the person who got it, did a awesome job. I was happy to have gotten in a door that never thought would have opened for me.
Best advice ever given?
Stay true to myself – you can’t please everyone.
What’s your favorite show on T.V. right now?
What do you do when you have some free time?
I love to ride roller coasters!
What is on your bucket list?
Going to Paris when I am 15 and Jumping out of a plane at 18
How would your best friend describe you?
Loyal – true – helpful, respectful and humble
What quote do you live by?
I have a couple “Never be bullied into Silence.” “Just remember the people that say your dreams are impossible, have already quit theirs!”
Your idea of a perfect Sunday?
Get up early – have an amazing breakfast with my family – either go to the beach or a hike or see a movie.
What’s next for Paris Bravo in 2019?
“Judy Small” and box office movie with Alicia Silverstone, Rob Coddry and Haley Joel Osmet will be coming out. I am so excited, I played Zooey the BFF of Alicia and Rob’s daughter. They were both so very nice, funny and humble. They both taught me a lot and encouraged me to keep going as an actress!!!
A commercial and training in Mo-Cap and wire work. Continue training in Dance, Martial Arts; etc.
Something people don’t know about you?
I have a birth mark on my right inner calf muscle
What is your own definition of happiness?
Family Outings at the beach or a hike. Memories with lots of smiles
How would you describe your fashion style?
Tomboy with a classy style
What is your favorite healthy food?
And your favorites cheat food?
Popcorn or Cotton Candy
What music do you like?
POP / Top 40
If you could meet someone living or dead, who would it be and why?
Prince – Incredible musician, singer, performer and was a very charitable man.
How important is Social Media for you?
It’s not too important to me. It’s great to keep in touch with friends and family…but in this industry Social Media is majorly important.
Where we can follow you?
YouTube: Paris Bravo
Do you support any charity?
Several Actually! I raise money, donate time and perform throughout the year at: Talent for Epilepsy – American Heart Association – American Diabetes Association-Olive Crest for Foster Children – “Salvation Army -Saffyre Sanctuary & Operation Gratitude
Song: Fake Smile by Ariana Grande and any Song by Billie Eillish
Travel destination: Paris and Hawaii
Movie: Disney’s “The Little Mermaid”
Actor/Actress: Dove Cameron and Johnny Depp
Sports team: NY Giants