We had the good fortune of connecting with Julieth Restrepo and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Julieth, what habits do you feel play an important role in your life?
Definitely being persistent, not giving up and doing everything from a place of love.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I was born in December 19, 1986 in Medellin, Colombia. I decided to move to LA 7 years ago to challenge myself and open new doors in my career as an actress and producer. Acting has always been my first love and biggest passion. I started acting when I was 13, taking drama classes at school. When I was 18 I got the chance to audition for a feature film (horror film) and I booked the part!!! At the time, I remember I was taking English classes, I was assisting a photographer in the mornings, working at a retail store over the weekends and studying theater at night. I had no idea how important that opportunity was going to be for me. AT THE END OF THE SPECTRA was the begging of my professional career and that’s when I confirmed that I didn’t want to do anything else besides acting in my entire life.

I feel so grateful to say that I didn’t stop working for 10 years. I was doing theater, films and tv in Colombia and I got to work with my heroes! Actors, directors and producers that I always admired and definitely helped me grow.
Along the way I received 7 awards for my work in different projects and every time I received one I remember what my dad told me the first time I got one in my hands: “This is amazing and we’re really happy for you, but this also comes with a lot of responsibility” and honestly, that’s how I feel with every character I portray, cause I know I’m not only doing something I love but I also know I have the responsibility to honor someone else’s life, and I’m giving voice to different causes and celebrating incredible women through my art.
I love challenging myself and that’s why I’m always looking for new opportunities to keep learning.
Moving to LA in 2015 was a BIG STEP for me. First time living in another country, different culture, different language but I was up for the challenge. I got to say these years have been incredible and Ive gotten to know myself better. Here in LA I’ve learned about rejection and frustration, and also how dreams come true and how everything that happens to you is for the best. I love talking about the ups and downs ’cause its what’s made me who I am. Being persistent is something I learned from my parents and I’m so grateful for that lesson. Every time Ive heard a “NO” I just want to keep going and see how I can make it better, and later when I’ve gotten a “YES” I’ve celebrated with all my heart and I just wanna keep going for more, reinventing myself and finding new ways to do I love the most.
For a very long time I thought the only way for me to be an actress was waiting for a call, going to an audition, sending a self tape, but in 2020 my husband Sebastian Zuleta and I, decided to open BLUE RABBIT FILMS, a production company that could allow us to create our own opportunities and stop waiting for one to come.
With Blue Rabbit Films we also want to support great artists that are looking for a platform, that have ideas but don’t know how to make them happen, to make allies that also believe that dreams come true, to support diversity and have space for different voices and topics and always willing to open conversations and try to make this world a better place with the stories we make.
Through out these years we’ve been able to produce a couple of projects here in the states (THE REAL MUNE a very successful comedic character created for social media and youtube, the feature film UNIDENTIFIED OBJECTS that just premiered at the INSIDE OUT FILM FESTIVAL in Toronto and continues to play in many other festivals, KISSES TO KEVIN a short film on Youtube that in just a month has reached half million views) and we’re at the moment developing a couple more both in the US and in Colombia.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
-Santa Monica is one of my favorite places in LA so I would say going to the beach and walking to Venice and Marina del rey is part of the tour. -Los feliz offers great restaurants, great stores, art and tacos!!! I would definitely take my friend to Tacos Tu Madre.
-Hike in Los Liones in Pacific Palisades
-I love libraries so the Beverly Hills library would be an important stop for me
-A long walk in Downtown LA (specially Grand Central market and that beautiful street with THE BROAD museum and Walt Disney Concert Hall)
-Griffith Park at sunset
-Concerts and shows at the Hollywood Bowl

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I need to give a big shoutout to my partner in crime Sebastian Zuleta. My husband and co-founder of our production company Blue Rabbit Films. He’s such a talented composer, musician, kind and loving human being and has always supported me and given me the strength to keep going and keep making my dreams come true.

Website: https://www.juliethrestrepo.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/julieticarestrep0/?hl=en

Twitter: https://twitter.com/restrepojulieth?lang=en

Other: https://www.instagram.com/bluerabbitfilms/

Image Credits
Every picture has the credit in the name of the file. Thanks. Personal photo by: Andrew White

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