Updated: May 19
Amor Sanchez is a unique actress native of Madrid, Spain. She has appeared in several film, television, and theatre productions. You may have seen her in Crypto Game, Scorpion Girl, Chosen Kin Origins: New Breed and Mexican Gangster, to name just a few. Amor Sanchez’s ability to enter into character and engage with the audience has been recognized by many reputable International Film Festivals with several Best Actress Awards. Amor Sanchez got her Bachelor's Degree in Acting, Theater Arts, Drama and Auditioning Techniques at the well respected Promenade Playhouse in Santa Monica.
When did you first know you wanted to become an actor?
I always knew I wanted to be an actress. I remember watching TV and thinking “ they look they are having fun, I want to do that”. Little I knew all the work you have to put to do it! I took some acting and dancing classes, performed in different school plays, but it wasn’t until College that I decided to do it full time. I auditioned to join the prestigious Acting School NIC in Madrid and got accepted, where I had the opportunity to star in several Theatre Plays and Student Films. I was working as reporter for a local Spanish TV station when one day, I saw an ad about acting classes in California, is when I decided enroll in UCLA and came to Los Angeles for the first time.
Who is your role model or ideal in acting industry?
To me, a hero is someone who inspires you. A role model is someone you want to be. They can be the same person, but often, they're not. I admire women that are capable to combine career and family because is not easy. Some even have time to participate in humanitarian causes. My role models are Angelina Jolie and Meryl Streep. They are strong, sharp, classy, confident, badass women that never give up against adversity. Female characters in film and TV motivate women to be more ambitious, more successful, and have even given them the courage to break out of abusive relationships. I wished I had seen more female role models in film growing up.
Is there a particular role that got away? A role you really wanted?
Is not really a role that got away, but I would love to have been part of my favorite movie Back to The Future. I wish they shoot more parts, but I’ve heard they are not planning to. That’s what I like about Crypto Game and made me take the role, you can tell how it is influenced by the 80s-90s Sci-Fi movies like Blade Runner and Cube. I love 80s movies, another movies I really liked to have been part of are Alien and Terminator series. Now that they are shooting more parts of Terminator, maybe I can get a role! I also love Horror movies, some audience doesn’t give good ratings to horror but I disagree because some have wonderful scripts with twist endings and I like that, I like being surprised like the Scream series. Comedy is another genre that is not very valued by audience but in my opinion, all genres could have quality acting if the script is good. Even Dramas can bore you if they have a bad script.
What was your favorite part of filming Crypto Game?
I love playing strong, smart, badass women. I love action movies and kicking butts. That’s why I took the roles in Scorpion Girl and Crypto Game. Crypto Game is a survival game with twist ending where a group of females wake up trapped in the strange game. They don’t know why or how they got there but they must find out in order to try to scape. The role I play, Raven is the lead of the group. I had the opportunity to reunite with some cast and crew that I worked with before, it helped because we felt like family. If you’re lucky enough to get a good team, the filmmaking process is much easier and enjoyable. I am very proud and happy with all the nominations we are getting, hard work is paying off! I can’t wait to start shooting the next episodes.
Is it true the saying “if you set your mind to it you can do it”?
Believe in yourself, you can achieve anything that you set your mind to. The only limits are those that you impose upon yourself. Identify what you truly want and how you truly want to live your life, and take action. Start to create the life of your dreams. Start small, dream big and don’t ever give up. The time is now to go after what you truly want, change your mentality and your life will start to change. We do not see the world as it is, but as we are. When you change for the better then everything around you will change for the better. Your outer world is a reflection of your inner world. If you don’t believe that you can become successful then you will not take any action, and you will just continue doing the same things day after day, and you will never chase after your dreams. Success is not a sprint, it a marathon and quitting is not in my vocabulary.