We had long talks about how buffoonery, an acting technique, makes you so bold and free. We once talked for hours about how we could change the world if we spread this knowledge with every human in the world, maybe people will feel so free and happy that this would be a happier world.
As a part of my series about the rising stars in popular culture, I had the pleasure of interviewing Billie Alpuche. Billie was born in Yucatan, Mexico. She started her career in: “La Dona” ARGOS TV Show and after appearing in Short films such as “Crimes of Art” Directed by Chilton Crane, “Nothing Ever Happens” directed by Georgie Daburas, between others. She has also participated in theater plays such as “De donde” Directed by Bruce Dawson.
Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?
I think it all started with a disease in my thyroid, confronting this disease made me learn how to manage my emotions and fears. As Acting was something I always feared, I decided it was time for me to face this fear in order to try something I always wanted and feel passion about.
Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started this career?
I was playing Ophelia for a play called “Dead men’s fingers” by Don Nigro and I had this lucid dream about myself as Ophelia being in this kind of limbo waiting to be judge, I felt that I was constantly drowning and tasting this muddy water, the strange thing is that when I woke up I could still taste the muddy water.
Can you share a story about the funniest mistake you made when you were first starting? Can you tell us what lesson you learned from that?
Of course, this was one of my first professional jobs as an actress and they called me last minute so I had few hours to prepare, I was feeling a little lost in the set, because everything was new to me, so we were going to shoot the first scene and I was a nurse in the scene and one of the main characters was in a wheel chair so I thought as a nurse I naturally would be pushing his chair during the scene, so I got in behind him grabbing his chair, and then I found out that that was the place of the star of the show, I felt very ashamed because it look like I wanted her place but I was just confused.
What are some of the most interesting or exciting projects you are working on now?
I’m working on a theater play that we will present in September here in Vancouver which has a very controversial and bold writing. And the vision of my director Trilby Jeeves is full of color and creativity from bottom to top. I think people will love the innovating ideas, the amazing costumes and the crazy Story. I’m very excited to perform it.
Who are some of the most interesting people you have interacted with? What was that like? Do you have any stories?
One of the most interesting people I have talked to is Trilby Jeeves. We had long talks about how buffoonery, an acting technique, makes you so bold and free. We once talked for hours about how we could change the world if we spread this knowledge with every human in the world, maybe people will feel so free and happy that this would be a happier world.
Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”?
I think taking care of your health is one of the most important things, and meditation is always helpful for a good mental health. But never use as an excuse any kind of disease to not pursue your dreams.
You are a person of great influence. If you could start a movement that would bring the most amount of good to the most amount of people, what would that be? You never know what your idea can trigger. 🙂
I will love to start a movement that motivates people into take a daily hour to take care of themselves. Because healthy people are often more happy.
Can you please give us your favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share how that was relevant to you in your life?
“Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition” from Steve Jobs
I love this quote because when you pursue a dream it requires a lot of courage but when you are building your path towards it, your life changes in an amazing way, and is the best feeling you can have.
None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story about that?
I feel very grateful with Chilton Crane she was my teacher in acting for film and TV and she help me focus in the things that help me grow as an actress and help me get rid of what doesn’t help me. That for me was very important because I was carrying a lot of things in my mind that were stopping my progress. Also just from watching her, how strong and sensitive she is at the same time taught me there is a lot of power in being vulnerable.
Some of the biggest names in Business, VC funding, Sports, and Entertainment read this column. Is there a person in the world, or in the US whom you would love to have a private breakfast or lunch with, and why? He or she might see this. 🙂
I will love to have a breakfast with Jim Carrey, I think we are crazy in the same way, and I will love to ask him questions about his vision of acting and life.
How can our readers follow you on social media?
You can find me as Billie Blue Blue in Instagram and Facebook