Friday, August 10, 2012
DEBORAH FUNES - ACTRESS AND MODEL EXTRAORDINAIRE
DEBORAH FUNES- ACTRESS AND MODEL
FIRST OFF- I WANT TO THANK DEBORAH FOR DOING THIS INTERVIEW, I KNOW SHE IS A BUSY GAL AND THEN I GOT BUSY AND TIME KEPT GOING! WHAT THIS MEANS IS THIS- NOT ONLY IS SHE KIND , SWEET, AND COOL- SHE ALSO HAS THE PATIENCE OF A SAINT- THANK YOU DEBORAH FOR WAITING ON ME TO GET THIS DONE! EVERYONE- ENJOY THIS- CHECK HER STUFF OUT- AND GET TO KNOW ANOTHER RISING STAR IN THE FILM INDUSTRY AND A STAR IN MODELING! SHE IS WONDERFUL~~~
JG -I was impressed with your resume, all the features and shorts you have done. What do you feel is the highlight thus far in your acting career (not to slight any project you have been a part of) ?
DF -I think "Disciples" Feature Film is the best production I had done...but does not mean that I will not do any other bigger projects on the near future.
I have a big role in a Vampires TV Series that will be shoot soon in FL. The name of the show is "Not Quite Dead". This is a big production with many episodes
and I am sure that will be a hit all over the world.
JG -So- you’ve been filming- or just finished filming Disciples (which sounds like an awesome film- cant wait to see it ) – and you had your first nude scene (outside of Playboy TV). How was that, how was it doing that for first time ? Was it difficult to do in knowing folks will be seeing you nude? Its kinda a hard question to ask ,and sound the way I mean it to sound! What was the experience like?
DF -To be nude on "Disciples" was a big sacrifice.The film was shoot in Los Angeles in Hollywood area where the hills are really cold during the winter time. I got nude
on the out side area...lol...trust me...was not easy...I was frosty!!!.
I didn't feel bad with my nudity,it wasn't my first time either. I been nude before
for Play Boy TV, for a five stars Art Gallery in Miami Beach and New York. I do not feel ashamed of my body!. I really sacrifice many hours a week exercising and
I spend a lot of money in organic food. I should feel proud of my genetic too...it is a gift from God that I shouldn't put inside a closet. Does not mean that I will become
a porn star, or a nude actress on every film. Most of the producers in the horror film industry offered me a nude role in their films but I pic only the top productions as nudity should be well done to look classy and sexy. "Disciples" gave me the opportunity to perform with big figures like Tony Todd, Brinke Stevens,Angus Scrimm,etc...great cast and great production!
JG- You do a lot of modeling also- the calendars etc- for those who don’t know, how did you get started in the wonderful world of modeling
DF -I started in Argentina: My first fashion show was when I was 6(six) years old, my second fashion show was when I was (16years old) I was also a promotional model and I performed for the first time dancing on the biggest TV show ( the show of Tinelli)...Some producers wanted me to become a big star but they asked me to sleep with the most powerful people in the TV industry and I didn't...I didn't want...and I never do things that I don't want. So I desisted to get involve with modeling and acting.
When I moved to Miami focus on working in my other career of Marketing and Advertising, the opportunity's of modeling and acting were knocking on my door. I really didn't expect to make it here...everything was happening like in a dream. Here men respect women...this is the best country in the world.
JG -Now to go along with the above, how did this chance to act come along for you?
DF -I was just modeling lingerie, bikini, pin up,glamor,etc.but the talent agency's sent me to some auditions for TV commercials.
My first lead role was for MTV commercial, I did other TV commercials for many other products for the Latin market. I been acting and performing on many Latin American
TV shows from Miami to the rest of the country....Latin people in an other states recognize me.
My first acting experience in English was with the Bay Watch producers.I was pic between 300 models to perform together with Miss World,
Miss Play Boy TV, Miss Puerto Rico,etc We were a total of 7(seven) models doing a pilot TV Series in Puerto Rico.
The Bay Watch producers asked me to take acting class and they gave me the motivation to get involve with the film industry in English, after that , many producers offered me roles on their films.
Like I said before...looks like a dream that I wanted to dream...lol
JG -Do you have any other endeavors aside from modeling and acting that you would like to delve into?
DF -I want to be able to produce my own films. I had experiences already in production. I love to write and I have to finish
a book to transform it in an script and after I want to produce my own film....why not!? Life
with out a big motivation is not a life...to me...
JG -WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE FILMS?? HORROR FILMS??
DF -In the 80's " The Shining" with Jack Nicholson
In the 90's "The Silence of the Lambs" with Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster
In the 21 st Century ""Basic Instinct 2" with Sharon Stone
As you see...they are all mix of thriller with horror. I love suspense...!
JG -Why do you feel that people like horror films? What is your impression there?
DF -People like Horror films because when they watch horror movies, they get out of the own reality and they experience the character reality.
Strong emotions are always wanted because the tendency of the humanity is to lose the emotions
and become a robotic human been.The horror films offer suspense, eroticism, death...
JG -Do you enjoy reading ??What kind of books do you enjoy ?What kind of music do you enjoy??
DF -I do not have too much patience for reading but I have passion for discovering about God, UFO's, Pyramids, the power of the mind, the influence of the planets...Metaphysics
is my biggest passion and I think this should be a passion for everybody...because it is a base and it is also the root of our existence.
About music? I am very picky about it...I like deep house, soulful house and jazzy house music.
JG -Now- a fun one- how do you feel with the comparisons to the beauty named Brigitte Bardot? She will always be known to be one of the most beautiful women ever, and your getting comparisons- which in turn says- your beautiful beyond words also!!
DF -Brigitte Bardot is one of the icons of beauty...she inspired Guess models, some top models in the high fashion industry. I personally love Brigitte Bardot.
I was reading about her the other day...and she also had a similar personality than me. I didn't know how similar personality we have...I feel totally like her.
I do have some similarity on the look as I am mix of French-Belgium and Spain, but the way that she was...and the way that she presented herself...very similar.
I love the comparison and I am so proud to get that often...of course people talk about similarity on the look only...
JG -Now you also have an online store- calenders , photos etc- tell a little about your store and the items you have!!
DF -I have some gifts and souvenirs on line at http://www.cafepress.com/deborahshop ;
where you can find my calendar with 13 of my best images. You can have also note books, gift cards, mouse pads,etc...many many products with my images
and my quotations. I like to show no only how I look on the out side,I like to show also how I am on the inside, so you get my pictures and my thoughts.
A little of my love on each product.
JG -Whats in store in the future for you that you can divulge??
DF -I don't know what is in store for me...I just know that I am a good person and I have faith that everything is going to be great. I can not manipulate peoples destiny but I can manage my own. I have patience, dedication and talent...I should use my achievements on the near future to help others.I like to influence people for better. I always do !
JG -anything you want to add or to be shared, to let fans know where they can catch a glimpse of you ?
DF -If somebody wants to follow me please check me out on my fan page at Facebook
Thanks so much John for this nice Interview. Thanks for your support !!!!