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Sasha Calle’s Journey to Super Girl & The Flash

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Meet Sasha Calle, the first Latina to play Supergirl, as she shares her Colombian roots and how she found her voice as an artist. Plus Glorelys, Ivana and Jessica reminisce about the on-screen mujeres who inspired them. This episode is motivational AF!
Show transcript
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Your name is Sasha.
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And Sasha means defender means you're like defender of the
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streets.
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What's up?
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I'm I Rojas, what's up?
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I'm Jessica Flores and I'm and welcome back to girl.
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Let me tell you.
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So we missed you, we missed you.
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You were so career is.
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How do you feel?
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Ivanna, how do you feel?
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I feel good.
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I feel like things are like lining up and instead of me pushing
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towards it, they're like falling into place after working
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hard.
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So I'm just kind of like taking the, the opportunities as they
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go and going with it.
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And I finally feel prepared and ready for it like I'm not scared
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or I'm not like, oh, can I do this thing?
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Oh, I could do this.
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And I like I like that.
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Somebody told me yesterday that I have fear of like I keep,
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you know, the universe listens to what you say.
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And lately I've kind of been like, I'm not ready yet, I'm not
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ready yet.
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Just give me five more minutes.
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And then so I was what we were talking about behind the scenes
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like, you know, just preparing yourself for these projects
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that are coming out.
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Do you ever feel like, you know, like an existential outer
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body experience?
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Like this is so surreal because you're in a movie, you're about
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to be in a movie on a TV show?
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I like, do you feel um I don't know, I was, I'm sitting in the
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trailer and next to me is Elizabeth Banks getting her makeup
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done, like just chilling with her feet up talking to the makeup
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and I'm sitting here like, how did I, how did I get here like
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this?
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Like, it's just a normal day in Hollywood.
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But I mean, I know exactly how I got here a lot of years auditioning
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and work and training, but it does feel surreal all the time
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Yeah.
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And then you're also like apart from the fact that you're now
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releasing the success that you're wanting rightfully.
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So, I mean, also like, girl I read something on your story.
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So launch, launch, I had a little soft launch with the guy that
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I've been dating for for a bit.
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Now, is it the first time that I ever posted?
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I mean, also granted me with the Laker game.
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It was not like anything romantic or crazy fun of the game.
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I had a great weekend and I had I, I like posted, I was like, I
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took, I was like, should I, should I post it to all of us too?
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I've never posted a guy on Instagram ever in my life.
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Literally.
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And if I do it, like, in the background, it looks like part of
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like scenery.
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But I just haven't been ready behind a tree.
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Nobody knows.
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But I just haven't been ready or like, proud.
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I feel like the first time I was like, you know what I'm like
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Yeah.
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And the funny part was that I look at him and he was like, he took
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probably one second to be post.
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He's like, you better, I better post before you change your
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mind.
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Like he got so excited.
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He said he was all like the rest of the day, like so happy that
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I like was proud to show him and I didn't expect that reaction
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So it was cool to know that like what you think you're more scared
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of is like people can react differently and think like, wow
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this makes it better.
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It was like it like strengthen our bond as corny as it is like
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you know, just I mean, posting on honestly, like people don't
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think it is a big deal but when you're in the limelight, like
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you are, it is a big deal but you are, you have followers, you
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have people that are paying attention to what you're doing
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So it is something that you're like, ok, this is for real because
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you have to think the people that are following you, they're
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going to notice if you're not posting them anymore.
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Like people get and and also in a personal way.
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You also wouldn't post something if you weren't kind of like
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not serious, but you didn't take it seriously.
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Like, you don't want somebody to be like, oh, you guys aren't
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together anymore, like me posting, that was kind of like,
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OK, I'm committed to this right now.
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Do you feel like, oh people, like, let's say people break up
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do you feel like they owe the audience an explanation?
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Like, hey, everybody, we broke up or you think they have the
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right to I think no, no, you don't owe anybody anything.
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But I will say for the couples that go on social media and they're
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very much, it's like a couple brand together, they make the
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blogs together, they have like their youtube pages or whatever
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Then it's kind of like, OK, well, now people are emotionally
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invested.
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You don't owe anybody anything.
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But it's kind of like one of those people want to know, you know
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and I have a question.
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If you break up with a person, you delete the photos, you keep
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them up there.
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I think you take a grace period because you also don't want
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to, you know, I like that that you get a credit card.
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These feelings, obviously, it depends how it ended.
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You wanna be like I don't exist but like, I think it takes a little
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time and then eventually you, you filter it out because you
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you keep that energy there it stays and people notice that
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and some people won't approach you or come to you if like, they
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didn't give a boyfriend.
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So I've been, I just, I've been struggling with the internet
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I'm not an internet girl.
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I feel like the rules on the internet are always changing.
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Like you got to have 30 seconds now.
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Two seconds.
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I'm like, I just want to post, I just want to post my meme.
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Like I don't care about the algorithm, it's picking up.
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But some people like, and then I just feel like I've started
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on Instagram over so many times.
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I'm like, I'm rebranding, I'm rebranding and it's kind of
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like messing up my momentum.
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I actually have a question.
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I need some advice about something.
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Now that I'm in this situation, I've noticed that the way that
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I deliver things can come off as aggressive, like to, to the
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person that I'm speaking to aggressive or like in a negative
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way, but my intention is very positive.
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So I'm wondering if you guys have any advice because I, because
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I have a feeling and I think it's this way and I'm like, you know
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I'll say it the way I do, but it's only with good intentions
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and it only to make this person, you know, be aware of something
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would be better.
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Like how can I do it or deliver it in a way that isn't so blunt
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and aggressive.
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But I don't really know that's just my personality, you know
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I have the same question so you have to answer it.
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Not because I say you answer things with a lot of grace you like
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you think about them.
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It's always nice and sweet.
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So like where does?
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Yeah.
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Oh OK.
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Well, OK, I will say it's really important being honest with
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people if you guys have yes men and, and, and I'm happy you guys
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aren't you guys whenever I brought something, you guys support
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it, but you guys will be like, yes, maybe not or like, you know
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I think you, it's always about being honest with your friends
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You're only doing your friends a disservice if you're lying
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to them or enabling them doing toxic things.
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I think at the end of the day, like I think we had talked about
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this earlier.
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Every single person is raised in from a different environment
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different shoes, they see the world in a completely different
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lens.
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So taking it into consideration if you have advice for someone
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maybe they were brought up in a certain way.
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They have traumas they haven't healed from.
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So saying, you know what I'm seeing it from this lens where
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maybe I'm a little bit more healed or I have like a different
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perspective on it.
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This is what I feel.
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I understand.
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I think it's about understanding and then the delivery and
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then the tone, the tone, my voice is very deep and aggressive
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and like, I can't be like, well, I just think that I don't have
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no self awareness of my tone.
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Like I really don't like, I'm just like, I've been getting
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a lot of arguments lately.
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I don't know if it was mercury retrograde or just like me.
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Right.
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But I'm just like, you know, this is what I want done and I just
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like people, like, you can say it a different way.
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I'm like, why do I need to create all these buffers when I'm
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just letting you know, like I just want to get this thing done
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you know.
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So I mean, you talk really, I've never been offended by anything
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You're very, you're not nice.
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Well, yeah, maybe, maybe it's a Latina and me, I just come off
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speaking fast and aggressive and kind of crazy people.
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I think you're like in Spanish when you speak like it's like
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a humorous aggressiveness.
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But then when I translate in English, I sound like a crazy,
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crazy person.
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I'm having the same issue.
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But I mean, I would prefer having friends like that than a friend
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That's just kind of like, yeah.
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Yeah.
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Keep, keep up with your, you know, toxic behavior.
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Jezz, like, keep enabling it.
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I'd rather somebody tell me sternly, you know, but, but again
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some people, not everybody has a tough skin and I will say
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this about friends.
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I moved in with my roommate in September and like we've known
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her since high school, but now we're really getting to know
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each other.
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And I think at the beginning when I would say things, she would
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take it a little bit personally and kind of be like, whoa.
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And now I see the thing and she starts laughing and she's like
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yeah.
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Yeah.
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But because she knows that behind my tone and my way of speaking
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is really just a good, you know, person underneath.
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I hate when people get really sensitive, someone called me
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mean the other day.
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And I was just like, am I am I, I don't think I'm just honest,
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like I'm literally like super honest, I'm like, you know,
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I don't know, I just feel like I'm honest and some people take
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that as meanness.
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But how old did your mom raise you?
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Is she like super like your parents, my parents were straight
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up with me.
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She said you're not going out tonight.
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Tough skin, I guess to somebody that we have on our as a guest
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today on our show.
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Oh Yeah.
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Uh It is a huge deal.
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It is the first Latina supergirl.
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Uh she's Colombian.
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Let's go Colombia.
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Her name is Sasha and it's so dope.
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She's gonna be on our show talking about everything Supergirl
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everything, how she got here.
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And it's just so nice to have another strong, amazing woman
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here, the one and only Sasha guy in the house, everybody, every
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time someone walks into my apartment, I always make noise
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kind of noise.
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Like what kind of noise?
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No I was just being I wanted to, I wanted to let our guests know
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that I took the sat, I, that I, that I don't know if I did, it doesn't
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even matter.
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Did you?
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So, so, yeah.
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So I'm like, wait a minute.
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But I'm sorry, I don't know.
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It, it's actually a funny story because I, so I auditioned
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for, it's a really long story, but I auditioned for college
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to, so I grew up singing and I auditioned to this college and
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we didn't really, like, we didn't have a lot of money.
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And so it was like, you know, I was walking in and my audition
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and I, I walked down and I was like, I'm gonna, I would call him
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every day.
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I'd be like, so am I in, so am I in and then, like, eventually
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they call me and they're like, you're not accepted.
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And I, like, it was like, I had, you know, I never felt a heartbreak
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at that time, but I was doing the most, you know, like I was eating
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like a bucket of ice scream.
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Like I was like, this is what I, I wanna.
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And so the following day I took my mom and my brother to school
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and work and I went to this, um, do you guys, have you been, have
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you been in Miami at all?
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Have, you know, like the Wynwood District?
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There's a coffee shop.
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Yeah.
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Yeah, there's a coffee shop there.
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It used to be like a dead zone.
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But I'm, I, I love coffee and I called every single college
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and everybody was like, no, it's too late.
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And I called the college again and I was like, you need to let
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me in college.
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Yeah.
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The college that rejected me.
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I was like, you have to let me in.
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They're like, you can't, you have to wait a whole year to audition
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again.
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I was like, I need another audition.
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You don't understand.
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Like, I didn't have money.
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Like I, how am I supposed to know?
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I need to go.
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How am I?
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Good?
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You're the one that's supposed to teach me, you know, and I
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wait to get it.
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It was true.
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And after an hour of me being on the phone, he's like, fine.
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You have an audition in a month, don't let me down.
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Yeah.
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And so the pressure, the pressure.
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So I really prepared.
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I did the audition and I walked out of there and I just didn't
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know I had cracked.
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Actually, I sang the song and I did a monologue because it was
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a performing arts degree.
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So I, I, yeah, and I um I, I did the audition and I was like, I don't
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know, but I, I left it the first time I was calling every day
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and I left it, I was like, whatever the universe wants, it's
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fine.
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So my sad face, like, I hadn't gotten a call and I was like, I'm
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gonna take the, you're like, so I was like, damn.
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So I like, I was like, I need a number two pencil, you know, I
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absolutely, absolutely.
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So actually the story is I went and took the sats and I have the
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number two pencil.
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I get home and I go in the shower and my mom was like, oh my God
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number number and I was like, I was like, I don't, I didn't want
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I didn't want to hear another.
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No, you know, so she picks up the phone, I'm like naked in the
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shower.
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She's like number and so I like get out, put on um a towel and
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I go, hello, like, hey, we're calling from, we just wanted
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to let you know that unfortunately you've been accepted.
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Why would they say I was like, ok and it was great.
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Yeah.
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And she, yeah, she went on because she's like, so in the notes
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I see that like you've been really trying to get in and I just
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kind of wanted to give you a heart attack.
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I was like, wait, that heart attack that she gave it to me.
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But at that point, were you already doing a auditions?
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And were you already doing that for you?
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You were just getting started?
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I didn't, yeah, I didn't have like opportunities to do in.
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This was at the time I was in Florida.
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I was in Florida actually.
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This is so interesting.
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Well, it's a different, it's a different we're in right now
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Yeah.
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Yeah.
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But it is ironic.
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Right.
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And, and how I got into AM too, was that, that summer, um, this
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kid from my high school posted on Facebook, Facebook Times
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and he was, like, from Hollywood to Hollywood.
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And I was like, what are you going?
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And he, and he was like, no, you belong here.
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And I was like, what do you, what are you talking about it?
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Like you belong, you baby, I admire you calling the admissions
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office and be like, you're gonna let me in.
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I had to, I had to and so does this.
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So how does that, how did that help you now with that?
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I mean, not, I don't know if we address this but we have the first
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Latina super girl in the movie comes out the flashes out in
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July and how did that?
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I mean that was the beginning of your journey, right?
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Sing singing journey, going to going to school, you go to schools
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where you fell in love with the high school.
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Yes.
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No.
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Um Well, I've been singing forever writing my own music and
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um it was like it was the the whole goal was vocal training.
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So I was like any school that can train me because I, I've always
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loved singing, but I was like, I need vocal training.
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Like I have to like get elevated and I couldn't afford it.
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So that was like the goal but I had to do a monologue for Yeah
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That's so hard.
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Yeah.
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Yeah.
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And the crazy part is that when I did that audition, I picked
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the second time around, I picked this monologue.
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There was just like, I was waitressing at the time and it was
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this girl who was a waitress and she was talking to the love
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of her life and she's like, I gotta go and I gotta, I gotta sing
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and you have to come with me.
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Like please come with me.
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And it was a sad monologue about how he didn't really want to
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but she's like begging him.
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But also saying like, if you don't come, I'm going without
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you because this is like the love of my life and what had happened
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in the audition which is crazy, really?
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Trust the universe is like a real thing is that I picked a really
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a song that was actually harder for me and I cracked.
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So when I was in the room, it was like a song.
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So I'm like dancing, you know, Latina in Miami.
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I'm like, what was it?
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Um It was like uh raise the roof, it's like lock the doors and
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stop complaining.
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Gather around.
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Yeah.
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Yeah.
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Yeah.
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Yeah.
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And so I did it and this is the serendipitous thing is that in
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the not that safe couch over here apparently.
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Um But yeah, II I, what I, and um I got really sad and I was like
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I'm not getting in.
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So by the time I finished, you had to do this thing back in the
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day where you had to turn around, I was heartbroken.
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So the monologue became like the most real thing in the world
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So I was sobbing and because I was just like, I need, this is
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what my like body is.
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I knew I've always known it's like a thing in my, my body and
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it's like this is what I have to do.
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So it was just, it was, yeah.
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And I remember looking up and the uh the judge was like, but
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I didn't, I couldn't process that.
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Like I was like, I fucked up that this is it.
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Oh you, you took it as like that's a negative.
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Yeah.
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Well, no, the crack.
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I couldn't stop thinking about the crack because I never acted
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before.
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I was a singer, right?
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I never acted before.
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No, that was it.
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And so I did this thing where like, you know, we get out and I
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was like, OK, I'm gonna, and I'm like, no, we're staying.
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She was like, what do you mean?
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We're staying?
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I was like, we're staying until he comes out and I'm gonna thank
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him because he, he because he did this thing where he like um
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did some scales with me as opposed to the first judge.
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Like didn't even look at me the whole time and I walk out, I actually
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ended up meeting him in New York City when I did my bi coastal
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program again.
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And I was like, thank you so much and I go, um, thank you for your
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time.
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You know, I was like, thank you so much.
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He goes, wow, you're a phenomenal actress.
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But I'm 17.
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So I'm like, no, I'm a singer.
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Yeah, he's like, he's like, no, like, where do you study?
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I'm like, study what?
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He's like acting.
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And I was like, well, I don't study acting.
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He's like, you don't, I was like, no, I'm a singer and I like
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you know, I was young, I'm like, bro, I'm a, what are you talking
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about?
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And um and he was like, dad needs a little help.
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I was like, I know that's why I'm here.
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And um anyways, I was, no, this is really interesting.
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I'm so happy.
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I love this.
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How do you feel?
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I feel like all of us are doing our own, our own audition processes
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sometimes.
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Do you know when you get a role or like, do you have a feeling
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because I guess from that experience, you like no idea.
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I, I know when something feels very authentic to me and in my
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body as opposed to something that I'm auditioning for and
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I'm like, I could not get this easily.
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So with Supergirl, what was it that you felt like that you had
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most in common with that character?
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What was it that you were, there was 400 people that are, for
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that role.
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You know, I didn't know who it was.
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I signed a contract.
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I signed my life away and I didn't know who I was playing.
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Seriously.
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You didn't know who you were but you knew you were gonna be in
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the movie.
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Yeah, I signed, I went, I don't know who I'm playing.
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Let's go.
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Oh, they don't tell you?
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Uh, not for this, it was such a big character that they were
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really protecting her.
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Um I knew so I had like three auditions in one day and it was untitled
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Warner Brothers film dark character.
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Um I give you the description but yeah, but, but Supergirl
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is naturally not a dark character.
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And then in the audition, I had a gun.
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Supergirl doesn't carry guns.
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They were, they were going, they, I was confused but it didn't
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really matter because for me at the time, like when I just got
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the audition, it was like dark character, you know, like these
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like things about her, it was an action movie.
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I love action.
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That's another thing in college.
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I fell in love with stunts.
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Um And so there was a lot of things in it, out of all the three
17:45
of them I remember at the time um my friend was helping me with
17:48
the tapes and he was like, this is so you and I was like, I know
17:50
it's so good and my manager called me and she's like, you need
17:53
to get a backdrop for this one because I would never do like
17:55
a backdrop and then I was like, can I get a prop gun?
17:57
Can I get a?
17:58
Yeah.
17:59
Yeah.
17:59
No, like a, like a gray instead of a wall?
18:02
Like a, like a, you know, is the only time I've ever used, um
18:06
for this one tape.
18:08
Yeah, I like, I like, ok backdrop but I like to check but I don't
18:12
use it.
18:13
I don't, I, I still do, I don't, you know, um but yeah, so I, I
18:16
was like, can I get a prop gun?
18:17
And she's like, yeah, so I went on Amazon and got like an air
18:19
pressure gun and I learned because she had a gun and she was
18:22
like pretty much like kind of an assassin.
18:24
I thought it was like, it gave like atomic blonde vibes, you
18:28
know what I mean?
18:28
Like that's the vibe.
18:30
And so I was like, I'm ready for this and I did the audition and
18:32
it was like a couple of takes.
18:34
He was like, you're perfect in that, you know, it's funny because
18:36
the ones that are fit the best for you take less time, it just
18:40
aligned like they just know they know right away.
18:43
Well, no, in your body as an actor, you know, you sometimes
18:46
they give you uh sides and you're like, I can't get, why am I
18:48
forgetting this line?
18:50
Why can't, I like, you know, and sometimes I know by just me
18:53
reading the script where I'm like, I can't play this character
18:56
It's not authentic to who I am.
18:58
You know?
18:58
How did you feel about your young and the restless role?
19:00
Did you feel authentic to that role?
19:02
Um Yeah.
19:02
Lola.
19:03
Yeah.
19:04
At the beginning.
19:04
Yeah, I'm trying to remember that.
19:06
You like so long ago.
19:08
Yeah, we was doing homework.
19:10
That was in the back.
19:17
What kind of homework?
19:18
I, we know your social security.
19:21
I'm kidding.
19:24
She's like, no, no, no.
19:25
I mean, I can't remember a lot but I think it was just like, I
19:29
think Lola, I mean, look, Lolo was like a tough girl who came
19:33
from nothing.
19:34
Um, and she just, you know, she was in a food truck at the beginning
19:37
of the soap opera and I, I know what that's like, like, I know
19:39
what that's like to not really have much and, and really, like
19:42
own your shit and, and, like, really try to get to a place and
19:46
you know, at the end of the show really, at the end of my journey
19:48
like, she was a Michelin star chef with her own restaurant
19:51
you know, and I think that that's like a really cool thing
19:54
is that like, you know, II I was proud of the fact that there
19:57
was a Latina portrayed in a soap opera that's been going on
20:02
for years.
20:03
Um as a, as a, as a person of success and as a person of, of, of
20:11
you know what I mean?
20:12
They looked in the, in a good light, like, it's not like a maid
20:14
or it's not like a janitor.
20:15
It's like somebody who has something worth so much more than
20:19
that.
20:19
Exactly.
20:20
Exactly.
20:21
The type of the stereotype.
20:23
And so I think I related a lot with her in that way where she was
20:26
just like, I'm she, yeah, she was also like, really sassy and
20:30
took shit from, from no one.
20:31
Like her first scene was like with this who she ends up marrying
20:34
at the, at the, you know, but her first scene was uh with Michael
20:38
Miller at the time.
20:39
He was my husband, my onset husband and she was just like, not
20:43
with it.
20:44
And he's like, can I have and she was like, what do you mean?
20:45
Like she was very like, you know, like, you know, a respectable
20:51
woman like there were parts of you in her.
20:53
Yeah.
20:53
Always I think, yeah, I think when I, when I choose to be in things
20:58
um obviously that was a very different situation with, with
21:01
y and I like, I was so fucking broke at around that time and I
21:04
was auditioning crazy and I was like, man, but um so grateful
21:10
you know, I really like, that was the first time when I got
21:12
that job.
21:12
It was the first time that I was able to walk into a supermarket
21:14
and just buy.
21:15
Yeah.
21:15
Crazy.
21:16
Yeah.
21:16
Whenever I wanted without like thinking about it.
21:18
Oh my gosh.
21:19
I can't imagine how like nerve wracking your first big gig
21:22
would be ok.
21:23
So I come from like a radio background so completely different
21:25
And the first time I was on radio was radio Disney.
21:27
I had 00 right experience.
21:31
And I, I was like, how is this my life right now for my audition
21:34
it was like a month long audition.
21:36
And I just remember I wanted to throw up, I think I actually
21:38
did throw up all my weight to the studio of how my, of my nerves
21:41
I, but it's the truth.
21:42
I was literally shaking, nervous.
21:44
Was that like the case for you or did you feel like a sense of
21:46
calm?
21:47
Well, you don't, they don't tell you, but I was doing 45 pages
21:50
a night.
21:51
Like I was memorizing 45 pages a night and, and it was crazy
21:56
too because they were trying out this new thing when I got there
21:59
on my first day.
22:00
And the new thing was that we were shooting outside in a food
22:02
truck because I was in a food truck.
22:04
So they're like, we're gonna go crazy.
22:05
But I didn't know any better.
22:06
Right?
22:07
And so we walked in there and everybody, it was like everyone
22:09
was trying to get used to it.
22:11
Um So I was like, is it me?
22:13
And they're like, no, it's camera but it's great.
22:14
It's a wild, especially soap operas.
22:16
I would say it feels a lot like live theater.
22:19
It's a one take.
22:20
Wonder, like three takes.
22:24
Someone's lacking someone's, you're memorizing 45 pages
22:28
and three takes is like the max and you, you don't rehearse
22:32
But that must have really prepared you for what you're doing
22:35
now.
22:36
Yeah.
22:36
It's different though, you know, like I go in right now totally
22:39
It is a, a learning ground but it's so different now.
22:42
It's like now you, you realize honestly that sometimes even
22:44
learning a page is actually harder because now you're touched
22:49
Well, well, more so that like it's so little lines that sometimes
22:53
you're like, whoa, you know, like it's a different experience
22:56
But yeah, you do, man.
22:58
I used to think like now I have so much more time but I don't know
23:00
I don't know if I felt like I have more time, maybe a little
23:03
bit, but I feel like every production really has a, a tempo
23:08
to it.
23:09
You know, that is what happened between young and the restless
23:12
and when you got supergirl, like, what was that time for you
23:15
I wasn't, I was young and the restless when you the whole time
23:18
I was, yes, I auditioned for it and I was on Y and R and they were
23:23
like, you're supergirl and then you have to leave.
23:25
I had to leave Y and R uh Lola Rosalez.
23:27
She went to Miami.
23:29
They had, they had to be like, we're dead.
23:33
Her, she's going to Miami.
23:35
So I went and opened up a restaurant in Miami, which is great
23:38
Like a boss girl.
23:39
That's a good ending.
23:40
I like that.
23:41
So I feel like I was talking to Ivana too because Ivana's following
23:44
her dreams.
23:45
I'm like, does it ever feel like surreal that your dream like
23:47
literally came true?
23:49
Do you ever have like existential crisis?
23:50
Like, yo, this is, this is what I wanted.
23:52
When you saw the super girl uniform hanging in your tree.
23:55
Do you wear it?
23:56
Like like what I would crazy for me.
23:59
The Barbie oh The Barbies, I think they, I think they have her
24:04
in the car.
24:04
Somebody can go get her Barbie girl but I was just actually
24:08
at my towel right before this and they show me how they made
24:11
her, they would show me how they put her hair.
24:14
Um They showed me, oh my God.
24:17
Bring her in.
24:18
Yes.
24:18
Oh Let's see her, bring her in her.
24:23
Oh my gosh.
24:27
I would say this is legendary.
24:29
That's legendary supergirl.
24:32
So how did you guys um get get the like you cut your hair, you
24:35
you kind of pick the, well before, before I picked the, before
24:40
I got the job and the the director called me.
24:43
I know it's so crazy.
24:43
So freaking so crazy.
24:45
Do you know any of the story?
24:46
Like what, what about you, you went today to do the Yeah, I went
24:49
today to do it.
24:50
Um It was beautiful.
24:50
It was really emotional.
24:52
This was, this was a big moment for me.
24:54
I, I don't know what happened.
24:55
Somebody sent me a link and I was like, what?
24:58
Oh my God.
24:59
Could you imagine?
25:00
I didn't know they were being made.
25:02
So I was like, somebody sent me a link and they're like, they're
25:04
selling a barbie.
25:05
And I was like, so I bought it.
25:06
I was like, boom, I bought it.
25:08
You knew it was you.
25:10
No.
25:10
Well, somebody sent it to me like there's a barbie owl and I
25:13
was like, I need to buy it.
25:14
So I bought it and they came home and my mom was like, so you get
25:17
a Barbie for you and now for me, oh my God.
25:20
And I was like mom, I was like, let me get it.
25:25
So it's like a limited edition.
25:26
They're only making a certain amount.
25:27
I don't know they're on sale or anybody can get, anybody can
25:30
get them.
25:30
Please get them because I think it's like such an iconic thing
25:33
Like so I'm interested a click on my head.
25:39
Click on my about the production for something so big like
25:43
this.
25:44
How do they prepare you for it?
25:45
Like how does it go?
25:46
How does, how do you go into being supergirl?
25:48
Oh my God.
25:48
Like you take martial art classes or you, you have your own
25:50
personal coach.
25:51
Like, what goes down.
25:51
So, I was, my stunt team was literally, they were like my safe
25:56
haven, believe it or not.
25:57
They were like my happy place.
25:58
Um, I spent five days a week there, two hours a day minimum.
26:03
Um, for seven months.
26:06
Yeah, it's fun, you know, like it was a seven month production
26:10
It was so much fun.
26:12
Um, I was blessed that they pretty much allowed me to do all
26:15
my stuff.
26:16
So, yeah.
26:17
Yeah.
26:17
So I, I just had some, a lot of time really to, to, to get in and
26:22
do it and um it was just so much fun.
26:25
Like I, I did so I would do like 30 minutes of stretching.
26:30
It was like a lot of stretching because the harness is really
26:34
like, I had to be flying is the hardest thing.
26:37
Fighting is a piece of cake.
26:38
But you were like flying.
26:38
They have like in the like a studio like this, like just flying
26:41
up in the green screen.
26:42
I, I've never been on a, that's how I was flying.
26:44
I was like, I've been like, I kidding about, we're like, what
26:48
do you, you guys are talking about?
26:50
You really do?
26:51
No, no.
26:52
Yeah.
26:52
Like, you know, M CV Awards, like when they have you flying
26:55
through the workshop, I don't know about that.
26:57
I can't remember her performance.
26:59
Doesn't she be?
27:00
Yeah.
27:00
So it's so there's different rigs, but it's truly like a harness
27:04
Oh, I'm gonna, I'm not gonna say that it was like us like a harness
27:08
and then there's wires, you know, and then they lift you up
27:12
and then you pretty much have to fight the wires because, you
27:16
know, I'm a hero.
27:16
So the wires are obviously pulling your waist up.
27:20
Right?
27:21
And if you dangle, that's how you dangle and you have to physically
27:23
push up.
27:24
Oh, you need core, core, core, core.
27:26
So I was doing a lot of core, all of that.
27:28
I was doing a lot of fight training.
27:29
I was doing flight training.
27:31
I was boxing because I love to box.
27:32
I was jump roping like I was just like training.
27:35
Yeah.
27:35
Was a, was a I miss it all the time but it was that I got it.
27:40
That was 2021.
27:42
So I was like, damn, it's already been two years.
27:45
So I wanted, so you're managing all that while you're also
27:47
acting, right?
27:48
Like you're managing like the stunt while you, no, no, no,
27:53
the the doing the ST while you're acting and like tapping into
27:57
your emotions.
27:58
You have to.
27:59
There was a lot of like, I remember my, who was my fight coordinator
28:02
He would make me yell every time I hit like boxing when we were
28:05
boxing, he would make me yell, be like, ha ha ha because it's
28:10
like get into emotion and like really in real life, did you
28:13
ever have like a hard moment on set that you were like, fuck
28:16
how can I get into this?
28:17
What am I doing?
28:18
Like, oh, how did you overcome that or?
28:19
Like, what did you feel?
28:20
Because I'm sure you never been on something that huge before
28:23
you know?
28:24
Yeah.
28:24
But I oddly felt really in place sometimes like I sometimes
28:27
no, I did.
28:28
I, I feel like, yeah, I feel like I'm, I am where I am supposed
28:34
to, I'm supposed to be, but I did, I had a moment.
28:36
It's not gonna, I didn't make it to the film.
28:37
I think it was a little violent but I have um I had a, a stunt scene
28:43
Um The asylum one.
28:44
Did you guys see the trailer where she like slides in?
28:47
So she was supposed to hit like a lot of people.
28:49
It was a big, big stunt scene.
28:51
It took a week and there was a stunt scene where she like lands
28:54
furiously and she grabs one, there's two guys shooting at
28:58
her or three.
28:59
I can't remember.
29:00
And it was like 10 moves in one stunt.
29:04
So it was really hard.
29:06
Like I had to holy smoke.
29:08
I, I had to like grab him by the skull, throw him up backhand
29:15
this guy then grab him back.
29:18
It was like this, like it was like 10 moves and it was so overwhelming
29:22
because obviously everyone was, it was a timing thing too
29:26
So like this one guy was being pulled back in wires.
29:29
This one guy was being pushed up in wires and I had a hard, I had
29:33
a hard moment.
29:34
I was like, this is, this is hard.
29:36
And um I took a second and I cried a little bit because I was,
29:41
I think I, I just really love what I do and I can put, yeah.
29:46
Yeah, I put a lot of like, love and effort into everything and
29:49
I was like, fuck what's going on, you know, and sometimes it's
29:53
so, it's so much more than like just it could be anything.
29:56
I'm just a little hard on myself sometimes and you know, they
29:59
came in and they were like, you got, this was there anybody
30:01
on set that you would go to during those times?
30:03
Like, do they have any Craig?
30:05
Well, no, she was just my stunt um coach, she was just my, my
30:09
right hand woman the whole time that I was there and she was
30:11
like, your name is Sasha.
30:13
Sasha means defender means you're like defender of the streets
30:18
Like you're literally like helping the people on the streets
30:21
and now you represent at least so emotional to me.
30:24
That's what it means.
30:25
And my, like the question I have for you is that there's so many
30:28
girls that are gonna be looking up to you like you're the defender
30:30
of the street to make Yeah, I wanna cry too because you know
30:33
I'm looking up to you too right now.
30:34
Like this is a dream come true to see this.
30:36
And like, I'm wondering what words do you have for, you know
30:38
the girls watching this?
30:40
Me watching this as they can keep going and like what you did
30:42
to get where you are and to never give up, you know, because
30:44
that's where you're gonna be representing, like a defender
30:46
of the good.
30:47
I think we can do anything.
30:48
Absolutely.
30:49
And I think don't allow anyone to tell you otherwise because
30:52
there will be so many people telling you that you can't do something
30:55
when we know, we know we know like that we can and, and it's like
31:01
hard because it's a constant reminder of like we can, we can
31:04
we can.
31:05
But I think take me as a testament that we also belong as one
31:10
of the most like powerful superheroes and in the big screen
31:14
that's fine women and, and, and going into that rapid snaps
31:20
we got, we got the rapid fire questions for you coming up.
31:24
But before we do that, I want to ask one question because you
31:26
know, moms in the Latino culture, they get really excited
31:29
when we do anything.
31:31
I want to know a tattoo.
31:32
That's what I'm saying.
31:33
Like I wanna know when your mom found out about you getting
31:36
this role, like, did she like hit up one of your family?
31:39
Like, are you in Colombia?
31:40
Like, like Colombia Medellin?
31:46
And he's been going to all the malls because there's posters
31:48
So he's been sending my mom himself.
31:49
He's like, look at this one.
31:51
And so my mom's been sending me like my, yes.
31:57
In every in Medellin he's like, look at this one and he's taking
32:01
photos and my mom.
32:03
But no, my mom it is, is, it was actually, you also know that
32:08
Latina moms or, or, or I think people of color parents.
32:12
Yes.
32:13
I think they always want the best for us.
32:17
Right?
32:18
So they're like, get a real job, right?
32:21
Get be a doctor because they, they don't know better, right
32:24
They want the best for us.
32:25
So they're like, this is where the money goes, right?
32:28
And my mom and I like my God, when I was a little kid, I'd be like
32:31
this is what I'm gonna do and she's like, no, but you need to
32:33
you need to go to college and I did go to college and I have a
32:35
degree but it was for performing arts, you know, and we had
32:38
this constant battle like when I was a kid, just constant where
32:42
I'm like, I'm gonna, I'm gonna be a successful singer and I'm
32:44
gonna, I'm gonna, and you, you know, you know what I mean?
32:46
And we had this constant battle and even growing up and, you
32:49
know, when I was in L A man, I had a hard year.
32:51
I have like when I graduated college I was broke, I was couch
32:54
surfing.
32:55
I was like, anywhere where I could sleep, really, whatever
32:59
friend would open up their door for me.
33:01
I was eating like pasta because, you know, pasta, like 99 cents
33:04
for the sauce and the 99 cents for the, the pasta.
33:07
So I was living off that and at one point my mom, I was living
33:11
in the best situation of that year.
33:13
I was in a living room and, uh, it was just like, are you OK?
33:17
Or like, you know, like it was kind of that thing.
33:19
It was just a constant battle.
33:21
And um there's a constant question of like if this is, you know
33:25
but my mom, my mom, yeah, my mom had her mom, like in college
33:28
I sang once and she was like, oh my God, you got it.
33:32
I'm so, so this is what you're supposed to be meant to do, right
33:35
But it was, it, it was, we have these moments and I know I she's
33:38
now like aware but when I booked the soap and when I booked Supergirl
33:44
she was like, you knew it.
33:46
Mm Wow.
33:48
She's like, I'm sorry, you knew it.
33:50
Not and I'm sorry.
33:52
From a Latina mom, my mom, I'm sorry.
34:01
In the Grammys we saw The Factor Live.
34:04
We were listening to Yeah, that was me in the studio being like
34:07
nobody knows what I'm doing.
34:09
My music.
34:09
Um That was like, uh yeah, that was kind of like a frustrating
34:12
moment where I was like, I'm just a big perfectionist when
34:15
it comes to music and I've been doing it my whole life and, and
34:17
I wanted to be really good and authentic and it takes time really
34:20
It does, it takes time to find the right people to do it with
34:22
It takes time.
34:23
So that was me.
34:25
Yeah.
34:25
Yeah.
34:25
So that was me kind of being like, well, if I'm not gonna drop
34:29
music, then I'm gonna drop this.
34:32
Um, never leave a little, I'm at that place now.
34:35
We're like, ok, it's time.
34:36
So we have something to look forward to because it's when you
34:39
love something you care for something you're gonna take,
34:40
you're gonna take the time to get great.
34:41
Totally.
34:42
So look out for Sasha in your radios and then for right now we
34:47
got the rapid fire wrap up.
34:50
Don't look genuine reaction.
34:53
You know what camera am I supposed to look at that one?
35:02
I've just been looking at you guys since the beginning.
35:04
I was like, what?
35:09
No, no, it's ok.
35:11
Yeah.
35:12
All right.
35:13
Shall we three?
35:14
Let's go to one.
35:15
Wait, are we, are we taking turns or are you gonna take?
35:19
I can't read that.
35:21
Who's the last person?
35:23
You dm, my little brother.
35:24
Ok.
35:25
Who would you rather have the ability to read minds or what
35:27
would you rather have the ability to read minds or to see into
35:30
the future?
35:31
Read minds if I could decide when and when not to because that
35:35
would be crazy because I'm like, I don't even care what you're
35:37
thinking, but I'd be hurting my own feelings though too.
35:39
Right.
35:41
Right.
35:41
Attractive but unintelligent partner or intelligent but
35:44
less attractive partner.
35:45
We should have both.
35:49
No, no people, guys, listen, we, we deserve both.
35:53
That's, that's right.
35:56
No, no, we're gonna get, we're gonna get, we're gonna get or
36:01
time travel teleportation.
36:04
Ok.
36:04
Center of attention or blend into the crowd depends on the
36:08
situation.
36:09
Just follow your heart.
36:10
It's OK.
36:11
Sense of retention.
36:16
OK.
36:18
OK.
36:19
That's good to know.
36:19
I am a Capricorn moon.
36:22
That's right.
36:23
So that really holds, they're grounded in the love department
36:26
Oh yeah, I don't know about that.
36:28
Wait, wait a minute.
36:29
Oh yeah.
36:29
My rising is an area.
36:30
I don't know.
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My rising is Yeah.
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Yeah.
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OK, cool.
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OK.
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So the power to change the past or the power to shape the future
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power to shape the future, for sure.
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Designer or lifetime free of travel, lifetime free of travel
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Let's go, baby.
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Well, thank you so much.
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Thank you guys.
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Let me tell you.
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This is an honor, a true honor that we have the ability to be
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with somebody that represents Latina women in such a strong
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powerful way.
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It's just the beginning and we're gonna change so many people's
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lives, but I couldn't do it without you guys.
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That's right, baby.
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It's a team effort.
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Really?
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Thank you, girl.
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Thank you for coming.
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Thank you.
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Thank you.
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Hi, I'm Jessica Flores and I'm so, I don't know if you saw but
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you are right.
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It's ok.
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You can go.
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Ok, you can say I'm so sorry.
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I was, that was a real moment.
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Girls, girls.
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It one more time.
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I wish I had that because that was funny.
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That's it for girls.
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Let me tell you, I'm Ivo Rojas, Jessica Flores and I'm your
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legendary comedian and we'll see you on the next episode of
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Girl.
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Let me tell you.
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Thank you.
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This is really fun.
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Thank you for having it.
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You guys are amazing.
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You're amazing.
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We had a blast.
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I am.
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I got a photo when I was a, I got a man.
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What did you say?
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I said I got a man.
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No, no, no, no, no, no.
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I, I be talking out loud because I'm with it all the time.
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Sorry.
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That's the most uncommon thing do on the over there.