Awakening All Senses With His Jaw-Dropping Looks, Andrea Carpinteri Never Stops For Looking Ways To Channelise His Creativity.
Talent: Andrea Carpinteri @andreacarpinteri
Photograph: Massimiliano Cozzi @max.cphotos
Management: Nadia Bravo @nadiabravomanagement
Styling: Gianni Occhionero @gianniocchionero
PR company: Say Media @say__media
From his face to his chiselled abs on the big screen, we just can’t seem to take our eyes off him. Experimental, determined and focused on his craft, Andrea Carpinteri is owning his presence across the landscape. From trying out stage and screen to trying out as a singer. We are wondering what next role he is going to play. The rising star sits down for some real talk! Want to catch up? Read ahead to find it all.
Welcome to L’Officiel! Speaking of humble origins, where did you get the inspiration to become an Italian actor and TV host?
Hello to all readers of the L’Officiel, I am Andrea Carpinteri and I was born in Switzerland to Sicilian parents. I grew up with my mom, my sister, and a nun aunt named Maria. I grew up in a serene environment where sharing and mutual support have always come first. I was a shy child but with a great desire to express myself. I admired great actors like Leonardo Di Caprio, Al Pacino, and Tom Cruise, and I always dreamed of becoming like them. After High school, I moved to Rome and after graduating in Communication Sciences I attended the acting academy. In 2015, I discovered the world of television by taking my first steps in this sector and I fell in love with it. I divide myself between projects where I appear in videos to projects where I deal with writing.
You’ve starred in hits like The Lake and All American. What do you think is the hardest part of being an actor?
The actor works with his soul, and techniques can be learned, but most of the work is done by the heart. The actor always lives with the doubt of not being able to play a role a great work of inner research is needed to fully understand and live the life of another person. But this is precisely the beauty of this job because in a lifetime you can experience so many.
You’ve been in this industry for quite some time now, what’s the one thing you wished someone would tell you when you were starting your career?
At the beginning of my career, I met people who discouraged me, telling me it was going to be difficult and that I could have opted for something else. But I didn’t get discouraged and continued to work on my way. Any young person just starting out would like to be told “well done” and should be committed that results come with sacrifice. When I relate to a young person, I always try to encourage him/her to continue studying and following his/her dream.
Tell us about your work experience in the theatre, playing the role of the son in “Six characters in search of an author”.
Since I was a child, my favourite play was “Six characters in search of an author” by Luigi Pirandello. I read this work and put myself in the role of the son. He was totally a different character from me. He was contemptuous of others while I was welcoming. For me, it was a challenge. One day I went to cast for this role together with a great director. I played my cards and got the part. For me, it was a great training ground because we were on stage for 30 days out of 30 and having a live audience was exciting.
What are some fitness tips you would like to share?
Sport has always been a part of my life. At the age of 7, I started practising athletics for 10 years I dedicated myself to sport, also winning national competitions. A few months ago, I started training in the gym, it lets me off steam and makes me feel good. My advice is not to fixate on your body, to train to restore mental balance, to eat healthy but not to be fiscal. The basic exercises can also be done at home and you don’t need to spend money on a gym.
Are you working on future projects that your admirers don’t know about? Please shed some light on some of these.
I’m working on a music project and a podcast. I met music producer’ “Soul Klamour”, and together we made a summer song that will be released in a few months, we mixed Arabic sounds with European sounds and I can’t wait for it to come out. I’m also working on a very interesting podcast, which you’ll be listening to in some time. Stay tuned.
Our readers were going haywire to have you on board. What message do you want to give to people who aspire to become like you?
My advice is to find your way and understand who you are and who you want to become. Underlying everything is study and love for what one does. My secret has always been to always believe in it, not to give up and to fight to achieve my goals. Don’t become like me but become yourself.