Very rarely does your career fall into your lap unless you work very hard at it. A career may catch you by surprise and before you know it, one gig lands you to another gig and it turns into your career. This is what happened to actor Alex Kruz, an American, but with Ecuadorian descent. His most recent accomplishment is his film “Red Cloud: Deliverance” which won the Spirit of Comic Con award at the 2014 Wizard World Film Festival. Kruz sat down with Latin Trends to discuss more about his evolving career.
Latin Trends (LT): You are an actor with many talents. Can you highlight one thing that you are known for from each of your talents like movies and televisions?
Alex Kruz (AK): Regarding movies and television, I have a very diverse and physical background, everything from military, competitive MMA, languages, music, and extreme endurance sports. As an actor it allows me to do a lot of different things that I enjoy, so for me it is hard to pick just one highlight from my career.
LT: Who is your favorite comic book superhero and how has he impacted you throughout your life?
AK: I liked the X-men, because I always believed man was capable of so much more. Scientists believed 97% of our DNA was junk for many decades but only now are we finding this “junk” functions like solitonic/holographic computers using DNA patterns to store information similar to language, vibration, frequencies. So there must be higher levels of programming accessible to us.
LT: What is the significance of your red face paint that covers your face? Does it relate to any upcoming new or existing roles?
AK: Mental and spiritual preparation. The Red paint pattern is traditional of the Red Cloud historical figure and of my father’s Native American background and name. Red is strength, energy, vibrance, blood, power.
LT: What has been the most fun role for you to play and why?
AK: Roles with a wide range of physical and dramatic intensity are what stimulate me. One second I’m jumping three stories out of tree with an axe holding my blow short not to injure the other actor the next I’m doing an intense family scene with a tv actress. It’s about challenge.
LT: Would you do anything differently in your career? IF so, what would you change and why?
AK: I got into acting by accident and never planned for it as a career. It was my therapy and I took it with the same fearlessness as the rest of my life, but if I could have changed one thing it would have been to be more constant in my training like I am now. It’s a muscle.