Vittória Seixas, a 14-year-old girl from Rio de Janeiro who now lives in São Paulo, is standing out as the protagonist in the soap opera “A Infância de Romeu e Julieta” broadcast by SBT, an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s classic. From the tender age of five, she entered the artistic world, immersing herself in theater classes and constantly seeking to improve her skills. Her range of studies includes singing, dancing, acting for theater and television, dubbing, English, in addition to her physical skills practicing skateboarding and biking.
In addition to her notable presence on television, Vittória Seixas already has extensive experience on the theatrical stage, participating in productions such as “Shrek The Musical”, “Annie”, “The Kingdom of Simba” and “High School Musical”. This artistic versatility also extends to cinema, with roles in notable films, consolidating Vittória as a young actress on the rise, ready to make her mark in the entertainment industry.
What was it like for you to take on the role of protagonist in the soap opera “The Childhood of Romeo and Juliet”? What were the challenges and highlights of this experience?
For me, all characters are important to tell a good story, because the success of one is the success of ALL! But it is clear that a protagonist has an additional responsibility. The challenges are daily in relation to the amount of texts, and the responsibility of not letting school performance drop.
As highlights, I highlight the opportunity to experience an incredible and timeless character from literature. And the learning, and experience of living inside this dream factory called SBT.
At just 14 years old, you already have a very broad artistic trajectory. How do you balance studying and practicing different artistic activities?
I’m a good student, and I pay close attention in class so I don’t take any questions home; this makes it a lot easier. At night I do homework, study scenes for the next day, and even find time to fit in some fighting classes to de-stress. The secret is not to let it accumulate. Recordings take place from Monday to Saturday. It’s tough, but with organization everything works out.
What elements of your artistic training do you believe have contributed significantly to your success as an actress to date?
I am very focused, determined, and driven by challenges. I study a lot, I go after it, I do a thousand things at the same time; theater and TV courses, workshops, presentation of plays, dancing, singing, skateboarding, Kangoo, I try to catch a wave, and I recently discovered indoor Skydive.
I do a thousand labs. I watch films, series, soap operas. I always try to find something different that I can add to the next character, while having fun. I live observing people and learning from them. I am tireless, because I understand that there is no success without effort! I take everything very seriously because I love what I do!
In addition to acting, you also engage in activities such as singing, dancing, and even playing sports such as skateboarding and biking. How do these activities complement each other in your artistic life?
Any and all extra activities can be a differentiator for a new role, and the cool thing about this is that we have fun with all these possibilities.
What has been the most challenging role you have played so far, whether in theater, TV or film? And how did you deal with this challenge?
I believe it is Juliet. She is a dense character, with many personal and family issues. Not to mention that the product is a children’s soap opera. So, it is not easy to find the right point of suffering and pain, and to build this character so beloved by everyone for centuries on a daily basis, as it was written byWilliam Shakespearebetween 1591 and 1595.
Being part of the cast of “The Childhood of Romeo and Juliet”, what did this experience bring in terms of learning and growth for you as an actress?
Every teamwork brings a lot of learning. We are a large cast made up of various ages; but the important thing is that we all have a common goal, which is to deliver beautiful work to the public. I just have to thank all the people I have met here, and for all the exchanges received.
In theater, you have participated in musicals such as “Shrek” and “High School Musical”. What attracts you most to this type of show?
All! Musical theater explores many of the actor’s skills, including acting, singing and dancing. Not to mention that once the curtain opens, you can’t stop, cut, redo… what matters is the well-decorated text, the well-made markings, the interaction with the audience, and the ability to improvise. Furthermore, the audience’s response is immediate, and it is wonderful to receive people’s affection at the end of each show.
What is it like for you to participate in film and television projects, such as “Grande Sertão” and “Quanto Mais Vida, Melhor!”? What are the differences in relation to theater?
Each project has its value. I love all forms of artistic expression, as well as all the channels that bring this art to its audience. I am very grateful for all the projects I had the opportunity to participate in, and for the incredible people I had the opportunity to meet and learn from them. I met many generous people along my path, who helped me a lot. An example that I will carry in my heart was Rodrigo Lombardi in O Grande Sertão. WONDERFUL!!! I hope to repeat this duo someday.
You’ve had the opportunity to work in different genres, from drama to comedy. Is there a role or artistic style you would still like to explore?
I haven’t done comedy, but I’m always willing to face challenges. Other styles? Horror movies. I love the books by authors Raphael Montes and Ana Paula Maia. And maybe present a program…..
Looking to the future, what are your artistic plans and aspirations for the coming years? Is there a dream project of yours you would like to share?
I intend to live abroad to study. Go to the United States and study at the big film schools. I love acting and I don’t intend to stop, but I also think about directing, behind the camera.
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