AWARD-WINNING ACTRESS LIVING HER BEST LIFE
AWARD-WINNING ACTRESS LIVING HER BEST LIFE
SONIA CONLIN IS TAKING THE INDUSTRY BY STORM IN HER LATER YEARS IN LIFE
This Italian born actress has won awards for Best Actress and Honorable Mentions for her fantastic performances in Award-winning films screened at worldwide festivals such as American Movie Awards, Best Shorts Competition, Festigious International Film Festival, Los Angeles Film Awards, Oniros Film Awards, and Top Shorts Film Festival. Her dreams buried deep within her soul were crying throughout her years in several countries she’s lived in. As a EU citizen with a US visa, she is gaining popularity from transitioning from troubled personal life into a thriving and blooming thespian that is taking the industry by storm with her fierce dedication and stead strong ambition. She inspires me and I think she will do the same for you. You will be seeing more of Sonia Conlin in the future, I promise.
- Mary Swanson
NIE - Where did the desire to be an actress stem from?
Sonia Conlin - The desire to be an actress was inside of me since I was a little child but circumstances were not right. Then later in life the opportunity came where I decided to let the child in me come out and do what my heart desired. It actually was on a very low moment of my life full of depression that someone reached to me and offered me to audition and that’s when my smile came back and I started to live again. After that I started to go in full swing looking for projects and doing what I could to be able to be on set as much as possible. This “late journey” started in 2015 and since then I have worked on about forty projects and have been nominated and won several times.
“Don’t give up. Things will eventually fall into place.”
- Sonia Conlin
NIE - What monumental achievements and accomplishments have you made in your career?
Sonia Conlin - The monumental achievements in my career are my five awards. Three for best actress and two for best supporting actress and releasing my first single.
NIE - Who inspires you the most?
Sonia Conlin - Who inspires me are usually women that have the courage to be themselves and do what they love despite going against the stereotype, and among those are Madonna, Lady Gaga, Marilyn Monroe and Taraji P. Henson.
NIE - What process and techniques do you use to get into your characters? And what role have been the most challenging for you?
Sonia Conlin - To get into my character I tap into my memories and feelings and try to use or adapt them to the character. The most challenging role has been a battered wife [in Correlation] and a cancer patient [in External].
NIE - What obstacles do you face as an actress and what do you do to overcome and achieve your goals?
Sonia Conlin - My biggest obstacle is myself. Trying to transition from the life I have to the life I want. It seems easy and it is simpler when looking at others but responsibilities and habits gets in the way.
“Remember that others journey is not your journey and someone else achievement of success doesn’t define our lack of. Our success will always be different.”
- Sonia Conlin
NIE - What do you personally take out of a role and what impact does it have on you?
Sonia Conlin - It depends on the role. All of them make me look at life under someone else’s point of view and it is a chance to walk into someone else shoes. [Roles] definitely makes me grow more as a person and as an actor.
NIE - Any secret tips you could give to us that we all can benefit from?
Sonia Conlin - To make pasta you need to make sure the water boils before putting the salt and the pasta. That’s the secret for the perfect past and of course don’t overcook it Lol Is that a good tip? What else would you expect from an Italian?
NIE - What education did you receive for your profession?
Sonia Conlin - I did not have any professional study or training other than a few directors workshops. I am a very empathic person and it is easy for me to transform and feel others feelings. I think that side of me allows me to get into very complex roles with success.
NIE - What advice would you give young aspiring actresses about the entertainment industry and achieving their dreams?
Sonia Conlin - The advice I would give? Don’t give up. Things will eventually fall into place. But remember that others journey is not your journey and someone else achievement of success doesn’t define our lack of. Our success will always be different. Another big thing is if you want to survive in this field remember that words are just that: words. Don’t let someone else opinion of you make you lose track of you goals.
NIE - What upcoming projects do you have that audiences should look out for?
Sonia Conlin - Right now I have a few projects for which the filming is done and are in post production. El Condor en Nueva York is a feature that was released in South American (Peru’), The Mountain (starring Jeff Goldblum) should be on the screens this summer. Hail Mary!, starring the iconic Eddie Mekka will also be released this summer. Also I have War-Angel: The Awakening and Setesh in post-production for which I have supporting roles.
I have just finished filming the pilot of a web series by SunMoonRising Films LLC titled These Streets Don’t Love You Like I Do! by writer/creator/executive producers Nicole Backus and Nikole Butler for which I am a lead character and [I am] one of the producers, and second, a short titled “External” by writer/director Jackie McTigue in which I have a pivotal role.
Recently I have also released my first single “Catching Butterflies” that I have written and and I am performing and I am working on producing and releasing more songs along with my producer Harward Blew at the studios at 803 West ave. in Rochester, New York. The single is available for download on all platforms and some of the proceed will go to Children Miracle Network and some will go to help with Mental Health Cost.
NIE - Who would you like to work with in the future and why?
Sonia Conlin - There are many people I would like to work in the future. Some are directors I have already worked with and I love their format and would love to work with again like Award-winning director and Grammy winner Tyrik Keyz Washington and Award-winning director Ziad H Hamzeh. Then there are other directors I would love to work with Ron Howard, Clint Eastwood (probably will not happen because he said he will retire after The Mule”), Steve McQueen (he works wonderfully with women and does great women movies) and Taraj P Hanson.
“Don’t let someone else opinion of you make you lose track of you goals.”
- Sonia Conlin
NIE - We want to know a little more about you. Besides your career, what else is there to know about Sonia?
Sonia Conlin - I am a very versatile person and I am at a point of my life where I’ll go for most anything. If I can think of it I can do it. Hobbies di-per-se I can have many and none. I am a very busy person and most of the time I don’t get to do all I am passionate about. But when I can, the thing I like the most is to spend time with my family and have fun on the jet skis. I like speed, always had, but after I got married and had children I stopped riding my motorcycle and started to drive more conservatively so the jet skiis are my need for speed released.
NIE - Anyone you would like to take this time to thank?
Sonia Conlin - Who I’d like to thank first and foremost is God, without Him guiding me every day and watching over me I could not do it. Then I would like to thank my two biggest supporters which are my children. I always pushed them to do what they love and now they are the ones that are telling me to go for it. My whole family because after the first shock they now support me and push me to keep on going. And of course all of the directors who believed in me and gave me a place in their movies and their hearts. I have met a ton of wonderful people while filming and modeling and knowing them enriched me every day more and more. I also want to thank my Managers for modeling Ron Hallenback and for filming Susan Barr from Apollo Talents for believing in me and working with me in trying to get out there more, for more important roles. I would also like to thank my friend Ronda Swindell for all the support [in both] logistics and the morale in pursuing this career. She is my angel that always has my back and on top of it is one of the greatest actresses I know. I want to shout out and thank Bryant Pignone of Mud Man Studio in Watertown, New York for believing in me and helping me create “Catching Butterflies”. I also want to thanks all of my fans. Without them I wouldn’t be where I am . Thank you so much for the continuous support in my acting, modeling and singing/songwriting career.
Well, Sonia we hope you continue going strong in your professional career and we look forward to seeing you in more exciting and thrilling roles.