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Interview With Actress Sadia Carone

Photographer: Denise Vasquez Actress: Sadia Carone

Featured Interview in PROMOTE Magazine issue 4 June 2024

How long have you been performing in Vegas?

I've been in Vegas for 9 years and got cast in a show within 2 weeks!

Did you grow up here? If not Where did you grow up and how did you end up in Vegas?

I grew up in Ohio and really wanted to get out and see the world! And I did! In the spirit of brevity, I lived in LA for six years before moving to Vegas. I was here BEFORE the Golden Knights!

When did you know you wanted to pursue a career in the arts?

As a young child I would recite the ABC's and demand that people clap afterwards! There is definitely energy in me that needs to be let out and shared with the world! A "career" in the arts wasn't an option in the house I grew up in -- so after college I began doing poetry readings which helped me get cast in a play. And the path kept opening up!

How old were you when you started performing?

Dance recitals and piano recitals around age 8.

Did you always want to be a performer?

It took me a while to understand that you can make a living doing creative things. Music has always been very important to me and I've been writing songs for as long as I can remember. I had this teddy bear that would play music when you wound it up and I thought it was magical! So yes I wanted to have music come out of me as a baby.

How did you discover your funny point of view?

Oh so my point of view is funny, eh? Lol

Learning foreign languages helped me see English in a new way. Living in Paris, France and Rio de Janeiro (2 years each) really showed me new ways of thinking about life and my priorities.

And I have read a lot of books! Like bestsellers from the 1800's. Before TV and before radio, books were the main entertainment. There are a lot of great stories out there if you know where to look.

Did you study or are you self taught?

A bit of both. My degrees are in English/Poetry and French/culture. Again, piano lessons and dance lessons and choir as a kid. 

As an adult I've taken dance lessons, voice lessons, and guitar lessons.

How does your life experiences influence your comedy & songs?

Wow that's a great question. There was a lot of violence in my childhood home so humor is a way to cope. Shows like "Roseanne" and "Married With Children" and Saturday Night Live taught me how to laugh at crazy situations. My songs seem to fall from the sky into my heart. Believe it or not, I have over 100 "serious" songs! I'd love to get then produced and share them with the world. And I listen to lots of music -- sometimes 1 or 2 songs that I will play every day, over and over and over. It helps understanding lyrics in different languages. I can feed my soul a variety of flavors!

Do you prefer comedy, acting, writing or does it all go hand in hand for you?

Oh gosh! They are all pieces of the big pie called CREATIVITY. I also do visual art and love to cook -- more art forms! 

We gain self-expression but we lose "control" of our careers in a sense. We have to walk through the open door. What that means is, we have to be OFFERED the acting role. We have to be CHOSEN to do comedy at this club or that club. You can't just wake up and decide "You know, I want to star in a hit sitcom." It doesn't work that way! If that's your goal you can take steps towards that, but there are no guarantees. Doctors go to med school, lawyers go to law school. Creatives? We trust the process and learn and grow and perform and meet people. And then we get inspired! We follow the inspiration to an open mike night (comedy) or into a dance studio (salsa) or write a song. And it repeats! Learn/Perform/Meet/Inspired 😊

Do you find that the more skills you have the more opportunities you create for yourself?

YES! Yes! Yes. Literally any skill will become useful and bring value. Getting better at preparing meals or learning stage fighting or studying Shakespeare or learning how to edit videos -- it all helps! Just listen to your heart and make sure you are getting skills that you WANT. Here's an example. I can admire really cool cakes that are skillfully decorated. But I don't want to spend the time to learn how to do it.

Do you prefer performing live, on TV or film? 

They are all awesome! A good project with good people -- that's what's important. With film and TV you usually get to work with the same people for a few days or weeks (even months or years!). Live performance, though -- it's an ancient art that is just magical. Being on stage with a live audience, as an actor or as a comic or as a singer, nothing compares to that feeling. You create *with* the audience. When I was doing plays, you really learn that the "audience" as a whole is a character each night! To an extent the same is true with stand-up. Their is nowhere to hide when you are performing live!

If there was anything you could change about the industry, what would it be?

I'd like to get rid of the sexual harassment that is rampant in the industry. I'd like to see more women invest in films. I'd like the focus to be on GOOD STORIES rather than sequels. Good stories will make good films. And good films will make GOOD MONEY!

Any new projects in the works or shows coming up? 

Great question!

I was approached about writing some theme songs for performers in a variety show. And my comedy album (The Total Dick Experience) could be turned into a musical! I am very excited about this!

Lately I am at Ray's Comedy World on Mondays at the Ahern Hotel some combination of Thurs/Friday/Saturday. I've been onstage at Jimmy Kimmel's on the 11:30PM Saturday show twice and the 7:30PM Tuesday show (Vicki Barbolak) as a regular. 

Any advice for new up and coming actresses/comedians?

Educate yourself. Consume good art and you will make good art. Visit museums. Read literature. Study Shakespeare. Watch old movies. And believe in yourself! You are important. Learn what makes you special by going lots of places and meeting lots of people. When people tell you that you are funny/gorgeous/a good singer, believe them! Voice and dance lessons can help EVERYONE. We all talk and we all move around lol. And trust your heart. Bad people will never bring good things. Avoid bad people.

Where can people find you online?

@sadiacarone = Insta and FB


Anything else you want to add?

Thank you so much for this opportunity!

It was wonderful being photographed by you -- we had so much fun and the photos look great! You have the equipment and the skills and the talent and the heart. I look forward to working with you again!  You are making the world a better place -- thank you!

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