Christy Chilton is an actress who rose to fame for signing a lot of small films and TV series in just the last 18 months and acted as the only female role in ‘The Paint Job’ along with Vin Diesel (shown at Cannes film festival). She is a model, works for charity and is a yoga instructor.
We recently had a conversation with her about her life and career. Here it is.
Pro Media Mag : First of all, please tell us about the start of your professional career?
Christy Chilton : I began modeling for department stores when I was about four years old. I began acting,singing and dance lessons shortly after and landed my first starring role in a stage production of Hansel and Gretel at the age of five.
Pro Media Mag : Who or what inspired you to get into the entertainment industry?
Christy Chilton : I suppose my mother did initially, but it was always in my blood, my DNA… I cannot remember a single day that I’ve lived without an aspect of performance art being intertwined into it somehow (on the most meager days, it’s just thought about).
Pro Media Mag : How was your experience in Vin Diesel’s production ‘The Paint Job’ ?
Christy Chilton : It was a great experience, Vin produced the film, while his father, Irving Vincent and talented Sarasota director, Jennifer Huck, directed. I was really impressed by the collaborative effort between Irving and Jennifer. Everyone on set of that production impressed me actually, they were all incredibly dedicated and talented.
Pro Media Mag : What has been your favorite role so far?
Christy Chilton : It would probably be Elizabeth in Chinatown (stage prod.). She had so many layers, so much underlying tension and depth. It was a great part to delve into and get lost in.
Opening night, the entire audience burst out laughing at me -mid scene- I remember feeling so angry, defensive and confused by their behavior. I looked at other actor in the scene with me, she didn’t seem upset, so I continued on with her. It was only after curtain that I was reminded,the majority of Elizabeth’s scenes had been comedic.
Pro Media Mag : And your worst role so far?
Christy Chilton : None that I’ll mention, but I will say, when I went from brunette to blonde, my manager was right to be angry with me, Boy, was I typecast!
My audition pieces went from seductive power players to ditzy blonde bombshell types overnight
Pro Media Mag : What’s more interesting? Modeling or acting?
Christy Chilton : Acting, definitely.
Pro Media Mag : Advice for aspiring actors/actresses?
Christy Chilton : Never stop training and never stop trying. I will never consider myself a great actor, I may have a good performance or understand a certain character well, but once you claim greatness, what is left to strive for?
For further info on Christy you can visit www.theofficialchristychilton.com