We had the good fortune of connecting with Tullia Ferraro and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Tullia, career-wise, where do you want to be in the end?
I don’t have a specific goal when thinking about my career. I have achievements I want to accomplish, aspirations that motivates me throughout my journey, and people I get inspired from; however, the ultimate goal for me would be to feel fulfilled and content with the work I’m doing. If I get to wake up everyday, feeling happy, proud and confident about my job and the path that I’m following, I’ll have met my goal.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
When dealing with any artistic career, I believe the most important thing someone has to learn is how to handle rejection. Understanding that this business is based on both studies and practice, but also on talent and subjectivity, is crucial to keep you motivated to move forward. As actors, we face a lot of rejections; the biggest challenge I’ve had to overcome was to let go of the feeling of disappointment and defeat, and turn them into opportunities to learn and grow, both as an actor and as a person.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I would bring them to the beach, both Santa Monica, Venice Beach and Malibu. I usually prefer being outside, and growing up near the water, I feel like the beach is one of the most peaceful and relaxing places to be. I would also take them on hikes or to walk around Downtown LA, for a more industrial and city life experience; the traffic, the cars and the tall buildings are another aspect of LA that really fascinates me. I would show the different cuisines and restaurants that this city has to offer (my personal favorite at the moment is Mexican food, specifically from the restaurant Salsa & Beer). If they wanted to, I would show them the more touristic locations, such as Griffith Park, Beverly Hills, Hollywood Walk of Fame etc., but I think that to really get to know a city, it’s best to discover it through the less popular and unknown spots.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would like to attribute my success to my family and friends back in Italy. Those are the people who have supported me and motivated me throughout my journey, from the very beginning. With their love, affection, support, honesty and persistence, they’ve helped me grow and develop into the woman that I am today. I am, and forever will be, extremely grateful for them.