While we await the outcomes of Valdez’s class, which can be revealed throughout night time 4 of the Creative Arts Emmys on Thursday, Sept. 19, get to know the trailblazer a bit higher along with her thought-frightening responses to our Emmy First-Timers Club questionnaire.
Whose performances impressed you to turn out to be an actor?
I grew up loving romantic comedies. So something Julia Roberts or Sandra Bullock did, I acted out in my bed room. I additionally beloved Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday. She lower her hair brief and ran round being very adventurous whereas hiding this secret. It jogged my memory a lot of myself and of my secrets and techniques. I bear in mind pondering, “I can do that.” So I lower my hair actually brief, which obtained me into a number of bother with my mother. But I did not care, I wished to be Audrey.
What was the final non-performing job you held?
Prior to COVID, I used to be working with a distinguished director, which helped me be taught a lot extra concerning the trade. I additionally train the primary and solely LGBTQ+ performing class in Los Angeles. So when I’m not performing, I really like instructing. In phrases of non-trade-associated jobs, I have not wanted to attend tables or cater in a short time, which feels good. Those kinds of jobs are so nice although, due to that flexibility it lets you go on auditions. I’m very grateful to have had these jobs.