We had the good fortune of connecting with Danilo Lazo and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Danilo, let’s start by talking about what inspires you?
Nature and people inspire me. If you take time to watch people and try to understand where people come from, it can truly be inspiring as people are just trying to live a happy life. I like looking out off my balcony to see people playing tennis in the court across the way, I like seeing people hold doors for others, go on picnics, walks, laugh, even when people take smoke breaks. People can be wonderful if you pay attention. Nature on the other hand is where I disconnect with society and reconnect with all that’s beautiful and created around me. I like to push myself in nature to see what I can really do, pull energy and inspiration from the world its self. its strange that nature feels like a different wold but its not, that’s inspiring to me.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I started my acting journey about ten years ago when I walked into my high school theater class where I met an interesting group of people who wanted to tell stories. As some people fell away ito other things I continued that journey into college and out of college. there was a time where I got depressed and unhealthy as I slowly drifted from it to make a living, but that didn’t last long. I started going to the Baron Brown two year Meisner studio in Santa Monica and I moved out to LA. I have gone through extreme stress and near homelessness in this pursuit but pushed though and I KNOW Im gonna keep going because nothings stopped me yet.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Oh man, to start id take them to the beach to enjoy the waves and soak in the sun, then id hit this delicious burger place in Santa Monica called HiHo. Id have to take them to some awesome taco trucks like Leos and hit the endless karaoke around the city, oaks tavern being one of my favorites. Maybe hit downtown for a rooftop experience.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I am gonna take this opportunity to shoutout my roommate Peter Ivanov. Our friendship has been one of encouragement and growth, along with the right amount of hazing each other. When I met him he was going to the same acting school as I and we decided to go on a camping trip. I realized pretty quick, after a hike or two, and then starting to write scripts together that he was more like a brother than a friend. He really knows how encourage someone to just “be better”. Thats a talent of its own