We had the good fortune of connecting with Katery Gutierrez and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Katery, how do you think about risk?
I believe that taking risks has become very important in my career. From making the decision to live outside my comfort zone either in my preparation, in rehearsals, in auditions, have the courage to learn new languages or skills to daring to travel to different cities and countries just to act, either for opportunities or for to study.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
At the moment I am very excited about what is coming, I am preparing two albums, one of covers and the other of my authorship. Concept and quality are very important to me and I believe that each project is a great opportunity to reflect how fantastic the world is reflected with our eyes because our internal world is unique and magical.
Uff, it was easy .. no. This path is one of looooong perseverance, patience, determination, discipline and preparation. They say that this is an endurance race and it might be true. The way in which I overcome the challenges is trying to flow, trying to let go, because we do not know where opportunities can lead us and in the meantime the important thing is to enjoy the ride. Enjoy how you prepare, how you fall, how you triumph, how you create, how you shine, how you spread magic, how you despair. Enjoy it all because nothing you live today will ever experience it that way again. Or putting it in another way, it is to trust your intuition, trust the universe, surrender control because we cannot do more than our part, we cannot control everything. The only thing we can control is our actions and this is where I recommend you to take risks. Take risk doing what you like and that scares you. Do things that scare you, because each thing you defeat will make you stronger and feed your trust muscle. And when you look back you will realize that something wonderful came out from there.
Of the strongest things that I have learned and sorry if I sound a bit fatalistic, it is as my dear twenty one pilots say: we don’t believe whats on tv. I’m just living a disappointment in life, in the industry, in how they taught me that things worked. And I realize that not everything we see or believe is true, that we must not believe everything, of course they have told you many times with social networks, with artists, but we do not really apply this filter in our lives, to which I mean, we say that we do not believe everything but then we find ourselves without that filter applied comparing ourselves with other in goals, in age or physically, making decisions that we really did not want but we saw them somewhere or on our phone, wanting to have the opportunities other have, wanting to be or do what others does, just because it “seems” that it will make us happy or it is “good”.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
One of the cities that I enjoy the most is definitely LA. I think an ideal itinerary would be to go to Venice Beach early in the morning, to rollerblade or bike on the beach. Then we could have a nice breakfast at the Malibu Farm, later on we could go for a walk to Koreatown or Japantown and then we would visit a friend who lives in the beautiful Eastern building, we could relax on the rooftop with a mimosa by our side. At the evening, we would have a rehearsal of a scene, a new script reading or a songwriting session and we would eat an Umami right there or order something delicious from Sugarfish. We would end up driving around Los Feliz in the car to go to my favorite place and be able to see the sunset from there, the Griffith Observatory.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Well, first of all, to my parents for giving me the education they gave me, without it I would not be the person I am proud to be. To my brother, for listening to my craziness and encouraging me to do it. And all the muses, whether they are actors, singers, artists, directors, who have made me fall madly in love with film and music.
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