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The Extraordinary Life of Actress & Musician Sol Romero

Q&A with Actress and musician Sol Romero. Known for her singles "Money Makes the World Go Round" with French Montana and "Turn it Up" (Top Ten in the Swiss charts), Sol was born in Mexico City where she had her first brush of entertainment at 13 years old playing the body double of Eva Mendes in "Once Upon a Time in Mexico." She's since appeared in films like "Casino Royale," "The Legend of Zorro" and "Memory" (2022) with Liam Neeson. Most recently, she dropped a new single with legendary producer Humberto Gatica of Michael Jackson, Celine Dion, Michael Buble, Barbara Streisand & Andrea Bocelli. She now resides between Los Angeles and Switzerland with husband and director Martin Campbell, known for the "Zorro" and "James Bond" films. 


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Interview: Angel Neal

Photographer: Courtesy of Sol Romero



You sing, act and write poetry. First, we’d love to ask what prompted your interest and subsequently your foray into the entertainment industry? 

 I’ve always loved doing it. It’s always been in me. I can’t see myself doing any else. And I think if I were not able to do it, I would be really depressed [laughs].

 

You recently charted on the international music charts. What made you want to focus more on acting when music has been doing so well?

 I kind of like to challenge myself. I’ve always loved changing from one thing to another. So, I think that’s why I did it.

 

You’ve mentioned so far in your career “Once Upon a Time in Mexico” has been your favorite project you’ve been in so far. You were the double of Eva Mendes. What did you learn from that experience?

 What I learned was to work, work, work, work, work—never ending. If you like something, you just have to work for it. It was fun and really hard. But I enjoyed it so much. 

 

In an industry with so much competition, how do you stay uplifted, motivated and even inspired to push through and maintain your happiness while still cultivating necessary relationships?

 I think it helps when I can stop for a second and see all the beautiful things in life and to just be grateful. I always tell my daughter to be grateful for five things every day. I think that can be motivating. It’s nice—and it helps a lot. 

 

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You’re into dramatic roles. Do you remember your first cinema memory or TV show that resonated with you?

 Yes, of course. It was actually a book that I read called La Dama de las Camelias

by Alexandre Dumas. And after I read that I watched Queen Margot. For me that was an epiphany. 

 

It’s always something new and interesting—with film and music intertwining. Would you ever want to be a part of a musical or live action film where you could combine your love for music and acting?

 I don’t think I would like that. I’m so shy. Acting is so different from singing. But you never know. I feel like if I were asked, I would probably not do it.

 

How has it been juggling being a mother, wife to the inspirational director Martin Campbell while also maintaining your own multi-hyphenated artistry?

 I like it. It’s always something new and always challenging. It’s never easy, but as long as it’s not something repetitive, love it. 


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Speaking of your husband, you two are working on a new film “Cleaner.” Can you tell us a little bit about the film and what we can expect? What role do you play on the project?

 It’s about a terrorist attack. But it’s also about a relationship. It stars Daisy Ridley, Clive Owen and Taz Skylar. And me! I can’t really tell you too much about my role. But I can say I play a funny role. I mean, supposedly I’m funny. I guess we’ll see!

 

 Let’s talk about the role fashion plays in your life. Your social media is quite fashion savvy. Do you have a natural love for fashion? 

 I love fashion. I guess fashion has to do with “odd.” Odd is fashion, so I love it! 


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You’re half-Swiss/half-Mexican and have had a diverse upbringing. And also speak a few different languages. Would you like to take on more diverse roles that you can relate to and utilize the languages you’re fluent in?

 Yes, for sure. I wouldn’t mind. Spanish or Swiss, or French. I wouldn’t mind any of them. I think I would find it challenging. And I think I would love it!

 

Speaking of diversity, such a big topic in the entertainment industry. In your own words, can you share with our readers why you think it’s important to have diversity represented in film and television? As well as the music that also plays throughout film projects? 

 It’s as if you have a blank page. If you only have one color on that page, it could be pretty boring. But if you have tons of colors and textures it makes it so much more interesting.

 

Musically, what inspires your songwriting process the most? What sort of stories do you want to tell?

 When I’m depressed, I would say that’s when I write the best. In terms of a story, I love it when you are at your worst and how to build yourself up to be the best. I think that’s what I would like to say. And how to have fun, too. If you are not smiling or having fun in life, you can’t really be a better person. 

 

What are you currently working on in the music world?

 I have a few projects that I haven’t been able to finish because I’ve been traveling so much. But I do have some music that I need to finish. I’ll keep you posted. 


For many to get to where they want to, they have to be comfortable in the now of who they are. For you, is self-love a practice, a destination, or something else entirely? 

I’m always working on self-love, a happy family, and also being grateful. You need to center yourself and focus on what’s important in life. 

 

What’s next for Sol?

 I don’t know! We’ll have to wait and see. But I feel this year is going to be epic!


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