Francesca Capaldi has been on tons of auditions over the span of her career – and has starred in several of your favorite TV shows and films. Which means she has picked up a thing or two about working in the entertainment industry – and now she is sharing her wisdom and advice with us. When TWIST caught up with the star to chat about her newest movie, Max 2: White House Hero, which is now available on DVD, she dished the best tips she would give anyone who wants to follow in her career footsteps.
"When someone says they really want to be an actor, I always say if it's your dream, then pursue it, be devoted to it and never give up or get discouraged," Francesca exclusively tells us.
But just because Francesca is an experienced actress doesn't mean she never worries about getting her lines right or snagging a role – and who among us hasn't been in that place before, even when it's when you're studying for a test.
"I always get so nervous before I go into an audition and I'll think, 'gosh I should've prepared more,' and I read it a bunch of times, but I'm always like I should go and study," Francesca says.
"Sometimes I just stress myself out because I think I should prepare more, but basically I would just go back and tell myself, 'okay yes you should study now, c'mon don't just say you need to do it, do it' and get into character more so that way I'm not as nervous, so that's what I would say to myself."
Even if you're not dreaming about becoming an actor one day, Francesca has some advice for the rest of us, who may be dealing with worries of our own – including mean comments from social media haters or school bullies.
"If someone is being bullied, I would say just never change for anyone no matter what. Just honestly be yourself and don't let anyone ever change you."
Reporting credit: Jennifer Maldonado