As a young child, one could already see that Marta Morilla was destined to share her beauty and talent with the world. Originally from Spain, Marta was born into a loving family that supported her creativity and her dream. At 15 she began traveling the world to begin what would become a very illustrious international modeling career. Since then she has been featured in countless campaigns, worked as a professional actress in both film and television, and also is a collage and mixed media artist. This month, Up & Coming Online was lucky enough to sit down with Marta and learn more about this creative talent.
What word do you feel describes you best as a professional and why?
It’s difficult to think of myself in one word because I am such a Gemini, but I would say that all the versions of me resonate with the word genuine. I work hard on trying to get the best version of myself and don’t try to be anyone else. Professionally, it is a bit risky, but it feels good.
Were you always sure you wanted to be in the industry that you are in?
I bought my very first video camera when I was about 16 with all my savings. I remember recording myself a lot, being completely silly but myself having fun. Those moments were priceless for me. Subconsciously, I probably knew I was going to be in front of a camera much, much more. I never really planned it, I just went with the flow of my life and here I am, doing what I always loved.
What motivates you to continue your work?
I get very motivated when out of the blue I receive a sincere and honest compliment about my work, it is a very beautiful and very powerful feeling.
Do you have any advice for those looking for a similar career path?
My advice would be ‘just try to go beyond your own expectations and don’t forget to enjoy the ride!’
I feel I owe my success to the many angels I met during my life, especially to my agents, Bernardo in Madrid, Maggie in London and Jeffrey in New York.
Who are your top three idols and why?
I have an enormous admiration for Pedro Almodóvar and his honest and raw pieces of art. Also, Marion Cotillard is included in my top three, for her uniqueness as an actress. And last but not least José Mujica, a very beautiful soul in a powerful position, which is very rare nowadays. The three of them are my biggest inspiration to keep going and to continue bettering myself.
What was the hardest part about getting where you are today?
The hardest part about getting where I am right now is not being able to enjoy my family as much as I would love to.
Currently, I am working on a beautiful project directed and produced by Kevin Foong and Adrian Lopez. We will be shooting in Bali this upcoming June. Also, waiting for some of the pilots I am in to get picked up soon, let’s see 😉