Sofia Carson has some sage advice for young actors. ET’s Denny Directo talks to the 29-year-old actress in the latest episode downloadAnd she reveals her best advice for up-and-comers in business.
“Whenever I see young actors, the first thing I say is, ‘Keep your mom close,’ because there’s nothing like having a family in this business,” she said. “… I’ve been so lucky that [my mom and I are] together on this journey. She fearlessly protects me. That’s why I always say that.”
“And then, I always say to be grateful and enjoy every moment of the journey. My mom always says, ‘It’s not about where you’re going, but it’s about enjoying the moment. It’s in the now because now is a gift,'” Carson said. “It’s very easy to get caught up in what’s next or what’s greater or bigger, but it’s so important to enjoy the now.”
Carson has learned “many lessons” throughout his career, “perhaps most important is the power of our voice,” she said.
“We are very fortunate to be in the position we are in, to have the platforms we have, to have voices for millions of people around the world, and to take that responsibility seriously,” she said. “It really is a gift to be able to use your voice for good, whatever it means to you.”
For Carson, that means using social media to promote projects and causes that matter to him, while keeping his personal life private.
“I’ve always been a very private person, even before fame. Even with friends and family, I always kept things to myself. I always knew I wanted to keep my personal life private,” she said . “Social media is a beautiful way to share moments and connect with people around the world, but [privacy] means a lot to me.”
Right now, Carson is promoting her latest film, purple Heart, In the Netflix film, Carson plays Cassie, a struggling singer-songwriter who marries Luke (Nicholas Galitzin), a Marine, purely for military gain. However, when tragedy strikes, the line between the real and the pretense begins to blur.
“I’ve always loved telling love stories. It’s the heart of our film, but it’s much more than that. There’s a really important socio-political message to this love story,” Carson told ET. “It’s about these two people who were from completely different worlds, who were taught to hate each other, who come together through the power of love. If love could heal these two hearts So the world needs love now more than ever.”
Carson hopes the film will teach audiences to “look beyond colors and beyond politics, and to see people as human beings.”
“I think love is a really powerful thing. If these two people who came from completely different worlds, who were taught to hate each other, if they could love each other, then It’s such a powerful thing.” “It couldn’t be more timely with what’s happening in the world. We live in a divided world, in a divided country, unfortunately. But stories like these remind us of the power of love.” They are what we need.”
Carson didn’t just star in the movie. As the actress said, she also “put her whole heart and soul into it” by the executive producing the project and writing its soundtrack.
“It fills me with a lot of gratitude. It was such a gift. I learned a lot from it,” she said of her extensive work on the film. “It was beautiful that, at every step, they treated me with respect as an equal, and took these decisions together. From now on, I want to build on every project I’m a part of.”
As for Carson’s youthful personality if she found out about all the success of her older version, the actress admitted, “I don’t even know if she’ll believe it.”
“It’s so interesting because I’ve had the honor of living some of my wildest dreams,” she told ET. “…when I hear you introduce me as ‘executive producer,’ I’m like, ‘Oh my god, this is wild.’ I think she would be really happy and really proud.”
purple Heart Now streaming on Netflix.
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