Photography by Birdie Thompson Grooming by Allison Noelle
Twelve-year-old actor, Roman Chritou was born in Denver, Colorado, USA. At the age of 7, he moved to California with his parents. “I was in a theatre camp when I was young, and I enjoyed it. My older brother is an actor, and I watched him practice for auditions, so I learned about it that way. My brother’s manager asked me if I wanted to try it and I said I would give it a shot!” He made his acting debut in 2019 horror drama movie The Curse of La Llorona starring alongside Linda Cardellini, Jaynee-Lynne Kinchen, Marisol Ramirez, and Raymond Cruz. He was picked out of a group of 15 other kids. “I read about the story of the Weeping Woman, and I worked with an acting coach for the auditions. I also got a lot of feedback on set.”
E: How was it on the set of such a scary movie? RC: “It wasn’t scary at all, that is the misperception! Everyone was so nice on set, and the scary moments in the movie are not scary on set. What the audience sees is movie magic.” E: What was your favorite moment on set? RC: “When the producers rented the ice cream truck!” E: Are you into thrillers, or do you have another favorite genre? RC: “I love comedy; that’s my favorite. I do like thrillers, but I like the pace of comedy. E: How was it to see it in theaters after it was finished? RC: “I wasn’t scared on set, but that doesn’t mean I wasn’t scared watching it. There was so much suspense. I was at the edge of my seat even though I knew what was going to happen.”
Just take a lot of deep breaths and go for it. Roman Christou
E: What is your advice to other young actors or actresses nervous about their first role? RC: “Everyone has a first time; it’s not unique to any of us. Just take a lot of deep breaths and go for it.”E: I read somewhere that you love Fortnite as well. Do you plan on becoming a streamer or a p rofessional Fortnite player like Ninja? RC: “My mom says no, but I say maybe!” E: I also read that you love DC Comics. What movie would you want to be a part of? RC: “If I could be part of any movie, it would be Justice League because of all the special effects and visual effects. It would also be awesome to see how they put together all of the fight scenes. ”
E: Do you have any projects coming out after this one that our readers should look out for? RC: “I don’t have any projects that will be coming out at the moment but stayed tuned!” You can follow Roman on social media @romanchristou for my updates.
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