Vincent Rodriguez III Quotes

Vincent Rodriguez III Quotes.

Filipino food is not common when compared to your local

Filipino food is not common when compared to your local Chinese food options.
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I was crazy into performing when I was younger. I was obsessed with the craft of acting, and theatre, and stage. You know the term ‘theatre geek?’ I am the extreme theatre geek.
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For me, acting is not a hobby. It is a career that I have chosen and was not willing to let go of so easily after seven years of hard work.
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I can play multiple instruments. I love a cappella. I love barbershop. I love magic.
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I definitely have had my down times and also have had my times of being very, very unemployed.
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I basically learned hip-hop from *NSYNC. And then while I was touring in theater shows, and I couldn’t take classes in hip-hop but I wanted to, I just watched Justin Timberlake concerts.
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I am ambitious, and I’m excited for my career to grow, and I do want to represent the Asian community and the Filipino community.
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I was singing R&B songs, listening to Boyz II Men, and I wanted to take dance classes, but I waited until my senior year of high school to take my very first dance class.
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I booked my first national tour of a Broadway show right out of college. It was the tap show, ’42nd Street.’ I had only been tap dancing for three years when I booked that show.
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We need to encourage the presence of more Asian writers and executive producers so they can fight for normalizing the casting of Asians in traditional American roles.
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New York reminds me of what my career was like when I lived here, so when I walk through the streets, I remember when I had ten bucks in my pocket and all I could eat is Chipotle.
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Times are changing, and it’s catching on that the roles on TV and film need to reflect its diverse viewers.
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I count my blessings every day for getting to play Josh in ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.’
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Between acting jobs, I’d go visit my hometown and college town to see family and friends. But I would also teach acting, dance, singing, and audition techniques in high schools and colleges. I take great pride in all the survival jobs I worked, because I learned so much from them.
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I think the best thing you can do for an audition is to just do your work, be creative. It’s OK to be spontaneous.
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From what I’ve experienced so far, I’d say the traffic in L.A. is frustrating. You spend a lot of time driving your car for an audition that could last just three minutes.
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I felt like I wasn’t considered for minority or Caucasian male lead roles. There aren’t really a lot of roles written for me, and I mean me and who I am in real life.
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Upon graduating from my acting program at The Pacific Conservatory of Performing Arts in Santa Maria, CA, I went to my first tap audition. It was for the 1st national equity tour of ’42nd Street.’
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I knew in my heart I wanted to do musical theater professionally. I just didn’t know how to go about it or how to communicate that to my parents.
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I didn’t even drink until I was in college. While other people were out partying, I’d be home watching the Tony Awards and Bob Fosse movies… I so badly wanted to be part of the club.
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There is no doubt that diversity is a problem in show business and that this fight has been going on for a long time.
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Both my parents were born in the Philippines. My dad is full Filipino, but my mom looks a little mixed, and her mom’s name is Estelita Coquico.
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Acting takes a lot of practice, but so does auditioning.
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It’s the best gift any teacher could possibly get, to go back to where you came from and offer knowledge and camaraderie.
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I remember, after getting my very first CD player for a birthday, I immediately purchased the soundtrack to the movie ‘Grease.’
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My dad wanted me to be a businessman, but I felt that wasn’t for me.
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The life of an actor is not filled with limousines and talk-show interviews. I’ve moved crates of beer; I’ve been a bartender, personal assistant, butler. But all those skills have helped me in the business aspect of what I do.
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Rejection doesn’t always mean I’m not good enough.
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Many times, you have to sacrifice the paycheck for doing what you love.
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It’s so easy to make an Asian person the doctor, the lawyer, the smart kid in school. What’s harder is challenging the norm and hiring Asian actors to play your Average Joe.
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I don’t believe in rituals that produce luck. I believe that a good preparation can raise my chances for a callback. With that, I know what I need to do, so I go in there and do my best.
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