Born in Goiânia on October 17, 1985, Camilla Camargo discovered her passion for the arts at a young age. During her Radio and TV degree, she made a bold turn by choosing performing arts as her true calling. Through intensive studies and professional training at the Wolf Maia Actors School, in addition to collaborations with renowned theater names, Camilla solidified her career in the arts. She particularly stood out in productions of acclaimed musicals in Brazil.
Her stage debut took place under the direction of Wolf Maia in the show “O Musical dos Musicais” in 2005, marking the beginning of a journey that would take her to participate in more than 20 theatrical productions. In addition to theater, Camilla also made forays into cinema and television, gaining prominence for her performance in the soap opera “Em Família” and in the film “Travessia.”
Camilla Camargo’s versatility and talent have taken her beyond Brazilian borders, as demonstrated by her involvement in international projects and her participation in the Netflix streaming platform. His story in the entertainment industry continues to unfold, with exciting projects on the horizon, including his appearance in the second season of the Disney+ series “Tudo Igual… SQN.” Camilla Camargo is a multifaceted and talented artist whose journey into acting, both in Brazil and beyond, continues to surprise and inspire.
His career in the world of arts is impressive, including performances in theater, cinema and television. How do you balance these different forms of artistic expression?
Firstly, thank you! I’ve been on this road for a long time and I really love what I do. What I try to do is art, regardless of its language and form of expression. If a character, a work, touches me, I jump in. I think the balance lies in this, in playing the game and not being shy or afraid to take risks.
Having performed in several theater productions, could you share a theater experience that was particularly meaningful or challenging for you?
I think playing Luiza in “Zorro, the Musical” was challenging and a huge gift. I had never played a protagonist and my first one had to act, dance flamenco and sing. The trust that Roberto Lage, director, placed in me was a huge boost and I dedicated myself a lot, more than 12 hours dedicating myself 100% to that work and to giving my best at the time.
You were part of the cast of the soap opera “Em Família” on Rede Globo and acted in a feature film. How was the transition from TV to cinema and what are your future prospects in the world of cinema?
In reality, I had already done both TV and cinema, so it doesn’t feel like a transition but rather like just inserting myself into different languages. This happens a lot, and we often do TV, cinema, theater, all at the same time and we have to adapt to each job and character. As for cinema, I’m starting to produce, let’s see if I’ll have any news soon.
Can you tell us more about the experience of playing Diana in the soap opera “Carinha de Anjo”, which was a huge success on SBT? What is the importance of children’s production on television?
The importance is enormous. It’s an audience that lacks works specifically aimed at them on open TV, so making this soap opera is still one of my greatest gifts to this day. Just yesterday I was stopped by a mother and daughter who were watching the soap opera, since it is streaming, and people’s love for the character is priceless.
During the pandemic, you continued to produce content and launched your YouTube channel. What has the experience been like creating digital content and connecting with your audience differently?
Nowadays I’ve stopped using the channel for a bit due to lack of time, but I think connecting with your audience, whether on the internet or in the theater, for example, is always enriching.
You recently participated in the feature film “Intervention”, which addresses public safety issues. What was the most challenging aspect of this project and what do you hope audiences take away from it?
The most challenging thing about this project was showing the reality of journalists who cover this subject in a way that I think is fair. Reporters go to places where they often don’t know exactly what they’re going to find. Imagine knowing that you will have to put on a bulletproof vest to work? It only makes me admire the work more, as it is a profession that requires an extra dose of courage.
I hope that those who watch will reflect on how important it is to encourage public policies that solve some of society’s chronic problems, that the need for debate on better training and preparation for police officers will be remembered, as well as, of course, better remuneration. It is regrettable to see that in our country teachers, doctors, police officers (people essential to our basic rights, education, health and security) do not receive even close to what would be correct, while we have some politicians accumulating positions and benefits with very high salaries, higher than than in many countries around the world.
His narration in audiobooks, such as “ABC dos Bichos” and “As Princesas Caracoladas”, is an interesting addition to his career. What attracted you to this type of project?
The opportunity to talk, do and participate in children’s literature in a different way, and being able to add to such a cool project.
We were informed that you will be in the second season of “Tudo Igual… SQN” on Disney+. What can fans expect from this series and what role will you play?
I play Ariane, who will encourage one of the characters to develop her artistic skills and even solve some of her problems through art. I think the series really captivates the teenage audience, it has a very incredible plot, people can expect a lot of surprises, the series is really really cool.
As a mother, actress and content creator, how do you balance the demands of your career with your personal life and what has motherhood brought new to your approach to acting?
Look, it’s not easy (lol), but we do the best we can, and it’s not always the best, but I dedicate myself to everything I do. I try to balance it the way I can, focusing, making an effort, dedicating myself, but I understand my limits and try not to overcharge myself. Motherhood has only done me good, I think, it has brought me another perspective, more attentive, more willing, as well as showing me other paths and introducing me to the greatest love in the world.
What are your future plans in the entertainment industry? Is there some kind of dream project you would like to do?
I have many dreams and projects and I am already working on them to make them come true. These are still projects, so I can’t say anything further. But what I plan to do is start producing my own work, that way I do things that I really want to do and I’m not dependent on what the industry wants to produce at that moment.
Producing is something I really enjoy too, after all, I graduated from Radio and TV college, I think this role only adds up.
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