Vinicius Pieri, a talented young actor aged just 15, is gaining prominence in the world of art. Originally from Rio de Janeiro, he moved to São Paulo with his mother, Andreia Aguiar, and younger sister, Gabriella Pierri, to embrace his latest TV role, playing Patrick in the new SBT soap opera, “A Infância de Romeu and Juliet.” Since childhood, Vinicius showed great interest in the arts, initially influenced by the performances of his older sister, Luana Pieri, in ballet classes. This interest led him to explore various artistic fields, including dance, musical theater, cinema and singing, demonstrating a promising trajectory in his still young career.
His participation in projects such as “The Sound of Music” and ” Além da Ilusão” demonstrates his versatility and artistic ability in different contexts. Vinicius is currently part of the cast of “The Childhood of Romeo and Juliet”, a milestone in the partnership between SBT and Amazon Prime Video, promising to continue his rise in the artistic scene.
How do you feel about playing the character Patrick in the new soap opera “The Childhood of Romeo and Juliet”? What are the most exciting aspects of this role for you?
I feel happy and grateful to play such a cool character, Patrick is giving me the opportunity to show the audience different aspects of my performance, from the exaggerated comical to the fearful and even passionate. I love Patrick and with each recording and study of scenes I’ve been learning more about how to do it in the best way.
His artistic career is impressive, with experience in theater, cinema, dance and dubbing since a young age. How do you balance all these activities and what are your biggest passions?
I love Art, from a very early age I learned that art is a beautiful way of expressing yourself and learning. I completely fell in love with dance, music and acting.
I started taking several classes and studying a lot with the help of my mother and the feeling grew more and more, and with it my dreams too, as well as the desire to have my first character on television, my first big musical, my first choreography and even the first hour of dubbing. Today I don’t know who I am without the art that lives inside me, that brings me challenges every day, and makes me learn so much. Precisely because I started very early, I think the fact that I was able to balance everything with my life ended up being natural, “studying in the morning and working in the afternoon” sums it up.
You began your artistic journey in ballet classes with your older sister. How has this experience influenced your career and what do you enjoy most about dancing?
Yes, my trajectory in dance began through my sister Luana, as by waiting for her while taking the class I followed, just watching, but admiring a lot what would later become one of my biggest passions in my career. I believe this was essential for me. About what type of dance I like most… I can’t choose a specific one, because I love tap dancing, jazz, contemporary and even street dancing, but I believe that what I’ve become most attached to is classical ballet, precisely because I practice it so much every day during so long.
At just 14 years old, you have already had the opportunity to act in productions on Record TV, Rede Globo and now on SBT. What is it like working on such diverse projects and what are the main differences you notice?
I am very grateful and happy to have received the huge opportunity to work on different broadcasters, for me it is an immense pleasure to be able to show my work in different places, especially on the biggest broadcasters in our country. I think the biggest difference to date was the style of the stories in each of the works, since the first was Biblical, the second was Seasonal and the third was Children’s, which is why I’m so grateful to have had these opportunities, since in each one of them I was able to learn a lot.
You played diverse roles, from Kurt Von Trapp in the musical “The Sound of Music” to Judah in the biblical soap opera “Genesis”. How do you prepare for such different characters and what do you learn from each of them?
As I said, having had the opportunity to work with different types of characters made me learn a lot. To prepare for each character I play, first of all I study a lot, I study the different ways I can bring them to life, regardless of what it is, I try to understand the reason and purpose of life to understand what he thinks and why, to being able to not only do it, but truly feel it scene after scene, which as I learned, after a while ends up becoming natural. But each process provides me with many learning moments, and I have the desire to do this for a long, long time.
In 2022, you won awards as Best Young Actor at film festivals for your role in the short film “Espectro”. What was that experience like and what does it mean to you to be recognized for your work?
Espectro was my first big short film, it was sensational for me, from the beginning, in which I played Fábio, a boy who lost his father, for reasons that make the boy reflect on whether they are true or not, because of this feeling of distrust he He ends up looking for different ways to find his father and the rest is a lot of history. Through this incredible idea, the short received many awards throughout Brazil, including in Canada, where I received the title of best actor at the festival. This was very important for me, and of course for my career, that’s why I want to one day be able to have a character on the big screen, God willing.
Now being part of the cast of the soap opera “The Childhood of Romeo and Juliet”, how would you describe the plot and your character Patrick? What can viewers expect from this production?
Currently I play the character Patrick, in Shakespeare’s classic plot adapted by Ms. Íris Abravanel; The Childhood of Romeo and Juliet. Patrick is a friend of Téo and Livia, as well as being in love with Juliet, which makes the boy look for the most impossible ways to impress her, but in the middle of all this misunderstood romance, he needs to face Romeo (Leandro’s grandson). Monteiro, direct rival of Hélio, Julieta’s grandfather) who falls in love with the girl.
We are now approaching the hundredth chapter, from now on I can say that there will be a lot of suspense, and that very important things will happen in my character’s story, perhaps a complete turnaround, to give it that special touch?! I just know that the audience that already follows the plot will be surprised.
The soap opera “A Infância de Romeu e Julieta” is a partnership between SBT and Amazon Prime Video. What is it like to be part of a production that involves two major entertainment platforms?
Yes, the soap opera is a co-production between SBT and Prime Vídeo, I think one of the biggest advantages is mainly the reach of the soap opera, as it is available anytime anywhere, the public can choose how and when to watch, in addition the opportunity to be available outside of Brazil, as it is a large global streaming platform. This is my first time streaming and I’m loving it, I want to do more work like this, for this and other platforms.
In addition to acting, you are also a musician and play several instruments. How does music fit into your life and do you have plans to explore this aspect more in the future?
Music, as well as Dramaturgy, has always been a great passion for me, it all started with the violin, but it also had a great influence from my family, as my grandmother played the accordion a lot, in addition to being trained at the respected Vila Lobos music school. , unfortunately I couldn’t meet her, but my mother, who is an Industrial Designer, always tells me about her. That’s why I can say that there is indeed a trace of my family in relation to my passion for art. Returning to music… as I said, my first instrument was the Violin, which I still practice on today, but I also really like the piano and drums and I want to study both to know how to play.
With a career on the rise and already with so many achievements, what are your next goals and dreams in the world of arts? What can we expect to see from you in the coming years?
Regarding my future, I usually and will always say that everything will be in God’s hands, after all, not even in my biggest dreams 1 and a half years ago, would I have imagined living everything I am experiencing today. Of course, I still have many dreams and goals that I want to be able to achieve in my personal and professional life, so I believe that the future will bring me much greater things than I dream of today, just as I dreamed when I was little, and today I am here , in another city, with new people and new purposes. Now at 15 years old, I am sure that what I do is what I enjoy doing most, but I know that I need and want to study more every day to be a better professional, since since I was little I have always loved learning.
In the coming years, I want to make today’s Vinicius an inspiration for my own future, and remember when I, at just 15 years old, had many dreams, but I used to call them goals, because I wanted them to be more than simple. thoughts, but rather goals to be achieved.
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