Jordi Vilasuso

Soap Opera Digest|August 03, 2020

Jordi Vilasuso
First Soap Role: Tony Santos, GUIDING LIGHT, 2000-03

First Audition: “I had just moved right after high school to Los Angeles to pursue a TV and film career, so I knew that getting the role [of Tony] would mean relocating to New York City. I really felt like it wasn’t this obsession that I sometimes have with other parts. I was really kind of like, ‘Well, if I don’t get it I still win because I’m really starting to like L.A.’ When you don’t make things too precious and you have perspective on it, it kind of makes it more objective. I was more relaxed and like, ‘Whatever happens, it’s all good. I can’t lose.’ But then I got it, and I was like, ‘Okay, I’m moving to the big city.’ ”

First Day: “I remember walking into this huge hall to rehearse because they didn’t rehearse on set. They used chairs to represent the furniture on set and we’d work things out with the director. The second thing I remember for my first day is that I was going to shoot two guns at the same time. I was fired up because I had never shot a gun before. Even though the guns shot blanks, there was a lot of safety to be considered. I don’t know if any of it really got through to me because I was so excited. When we shot it, I was jumping through the air, shooting two Glocks.”


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August 03, 2020