My guest for today on The Flashback Show is Holly Zuelle.
She is an American actress, singer, model and screenplay writer
She has bachelors degree in Broadcast Telecommunications and Mass Media and a minor in screenwriting.
Her subsequent supporting roles include The City of Gold, deadly gamble, Person of Interest, Law and Order
She won best supporting actress” in 2013.
Her new movie “The church” will be in theaters on 5th October
Can you please tell me something about yourself?
Guest: I am Holly Zuelle
My childhood was quite exceptional because I grew up in a religious family and in the church.
I had the opportunity to perform as a child actress in musicals and plays both in church and in school.
Acting has always been a big part of my life without actually realizing it was happening.
My father was a pastor and he gave me a love for the arts as well as nature for what God has created.
I was a bit of a Tom boy always playing on tractors, and helping sick animals in the woods
I have been very fortunate to be surrounded by loving family and friends
I performed as a model first.
High fashion model doing fashion week and international designer shows
I got into modeling because they thought I was too skinny to act at 14 years old
My mom was very supportive always being there for me. Helping me when I entered pageants, took voice lessons, and all the other things that helped me get into acting later on.
My father was a writer and pastor so he wrote poems, sermons, and songs which truly inspired me and my writing to this day.
But I would like to say I was bullied as a Child and teased by the kids at school
I did experience years of various types of abuse including verbal, other people trying to exert total control over me. Almost to the point of enslavement.
I now have to turn the negative experiences into positive actions.
I started my own company which at the core has the movement Called Forsaken Heroes
“We are not victims, we are heroes for survival”
That’s the most important thing in life to rise above every obstacle and be thankful for ever blessing.
How many films have you starred?
Guest: Too many to recount- since I was two years old.
What kind of roles have you played throughout your career?
Guest: My most recent roles -a variety of genres and characters. A distraught maid in “Tea Time, that got me best supporting actress, a vampire countess in “The Story of Sarah”
An atheist school teacher who has to chose whether to believe in God- In “American Lock Down”
And a conflicted mistress , Veronica leeks where I’m
Co-starring in the feature film – The Church – in Theaters this fall
How different is it to act in a movie and to act in a theater play?
Guest: My acting coach once told me there is no difference, but I have to disagree
Theatre to me is a fabrication of the truth and Film shows your soul
Do you ever think that you could have done a bit better in any particular role?
The only way to truly become the character is to let go, immerse yourself fully unconditionally and emerge as the character.
Which has been your favorite character that you have performed?
Guest: My favorite character was playing a school teacher up against the cold hard reality of a gun pointed in my face by a young student. I was literally imagining the reality of that extremely unnerving situation. How a child could be so angry and lose control to the point of actually pulling the trigger at another human being. I was crying and shaken from the reality of the performance.
What are your strong points as an actress?
Guest: I can become a chameleon in each performance I undertake.
What have you learned from the directors that you have worked with throughout your career?
Guest: That’s a great question. The importance of the term team – the film is a collaborative effort
How important it is to listen to the director for every nuance that they are is trying to extract
Please tell me about your nominations and awards...
Guest: I been told by Oscar winning directors and award winning producers my talent is unmistakable. Compared to the likes of Uma Thurman , Nicole Kidman, and Milla Jovovich and Meryl Streep.
I won best supporting actress.
What have you learned from your senior actress?
Guest: Trust your gut.
Everything happens in due time do not rush the inevitable .
What are your educational qualifications?
Guest: I have bachelors degree in Broadcast Telecommunications and Mass Media
And a minor in screenwriting
Guest: I like to sleep in!
And I’m obsessed with Snapchat and growing my instagram following
Apart from acting, what else do you do?
Guest: I’m an graphics animator and screen play writer. I also like to donate my time to animal aid rescuing them from kill shelters.
I am passionate about helping other people solve problems and lead them out of from abusive situations
Any advise for upcoming actors and actress?
Guest: Yes. Make your own content. Pick up the camera and shoot yourself already!
Get yourself out there and don’t be shy.
Just because they said “next” doesn’t mean a great role for you is not right around the corner.
Always be humble to your senior teacher.
Never bring your giraffe 🦒 on set !
what’s the one question you wished someone should as you doing an interview?
Guest: That’s a good one Noble!!
Would you accept this 5 million dollar check to finish this interview…
Tell me something brief about your new movie and your role
Guest: The Church is a supernatural thriller about a group of unlawful board members who get haunted by an angry spirit in the church.
In my role I had to train in wirework. Had to sign a contract saying I wouldn’t sue if I died on set.
The director had me flying over balconies and pulled. It was an incredible experience. You have to see it for yourself on the big screen!
How can your fans contact you?
Guest: They can get in touch on
Instagram – @hollyzuelle
Facebook – HollyZuelle
Edited by Frederick