Rising Actor Daniel Monaco talks with About Insider
HI DANIEL! CAN YOU TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOURSELF, WHO IS DANIEL MONACO IN YOUR OWN WORDS?
Ahhh the hardest question out there. Haha. I think I’m still discovering and figuring that out everyday. So it’s hard to give a definite answer.
HOW DID YOU START AND HOW WAS YOUR FIRST EXPERIENCE IN THE INDUSTRY?
I went to a workshop and got signed by an associate of a manager who was there. My first experience in the industry was working on a show where I had to drown, and the lake water was FREEZING. It was my first experience acting in front of the camera and it was really cool. I loved it and I knew I was meant to be doing this.
HOW DO YOU KEEP YOURSELF INSPIRED AS AN ACTOR?
I just keep going and I find that inspiration comes naturally along the way. It’s really amazing. I love watching shows that have incredible production value and amazing writing, new shows and older shows.
WILL YOU GIVE US SOME INSIGHT INTO YOUR PROCESS AS AN ACT0R?
I think I just focus on knowing my lines and then play off of the emotion that the other actors are giving me. It’s so easy when you’re working with actors who are so giving and generous and welcoming. So if you get to work on sets that run like that, you’re really blessed.
AS AN ACTOR, WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR FAVOURITE ROLE SO FAR?
I don’t really have a favorite role. Yet. I just am grateful any time I’m working and creating.
IF SOMEONE IS GOING TO MAKE YOUR LIFE INTO A MOVIE, WHO WOULD PLAY YOU?
Hmmm. That’s a tough one because I think I’m so different I don’t really know if there’s anyone out there like me right now.
DO YOU HAVE ANY TIPS FOR OUR READERS THAT ARE TRYING TO BREAK IN THE INDUSTRY?
You HAVE to know the right people. So get out there and get to know people. Get amazing headshots and search until you get amazing reps that work for you, believe in you and get you seen..