Bullz-Eye interview with actress and cover model Amy Weber
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Amy Weber was raised a small-town farm girl in Mapleton, Illinois. While growing up she learned to love the outdoors and activities like racing motorcycles. After moving to Ocala Florida, Amy attended Lake Weir High School where she was a varsity track athlete as well as a cheerleader.
Amy attended college as a psych major at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. She grew restless knowing this was not what she wanted to do with her life, and like so many before and after her, made the move to Los Angeles in pursuit of an acting career.
But, unlike most who migrate to Southern California, Amy had that special something. A modeling agent discovered her very shortly after making the move, and soon her abilities as a model landed her numerous print ads and television commercials.
Amy was first seen in commercials for products such as Nestea and the Miller Brewing Company. One of her first television roles was in the high school sitcom, "Saved By the Bell." She then had a recurring role on the series "Silk Stalkings."
Amy then appeared on "Melrose Place," and followed that up with roles on "The Young and the Restless," "Port Charles," "Baywatch," "USA High," "Pacific Blue" and many others.
Amy has dreamed of becoming an actress -- it's the reason she made the move to sunny California in the first place. On her way to realizing that dream, though, Amy has become one of the most sought after bikini models in the world, appearing on numerous magazine covers.
Amy's resume is very impressive. She could have easily gotten caught up in being such a successful model and aspiring actress, but she's anything but pretentious. She has the reputation of being one of the nicest people in the business, which is a big reason why her fans love her. Being one of the most beautiful women in the world doesn't hurt either.
Q: Amy, you've played so many different roles on TV, in movies, theater, and you're one of the most sought after models in the world. What do you think is your biggest accomplishment to date?
A: I guess I am most proud of my unstoppable drive. It gets hard in LA when you are constantly losing parts to actresses with a bigger name than you. You start asking yourself, "When do I get to be the big name?"
Q: Have you always wanted to be an actress, or was this something that hit you while attending college?
A: As a child, I was always performing in some way, whether it was school monologues or putting on a show for the neighborhood. My parents called it acting out!
Q: You have performed in TV, movies and theater. Which do you prefer and why?
A: I love making movies. Everything is on such a grander scale. The only bad part is that everyone becomes like family to you and then when the movie raps, you move on.
Q: Are there any roles you've played or things you've done professionally that you wished you wouldn't have done?
A: Yes. I have my one regret. I guess we are all allowed one. I did a movie when I first started acting (I refuse to acknowledge the title!) and it turned into the biggest nightmare. The director made all of these changes when I got on set and I spent most days crying in my trailer because my agent at the time told me not to buck the system.
Q: What do you like most about being such a successful model?
A: I will be very honest. I like making enough money to have the freedom to pick and choose which roles I want to take as an actress. Acting is my passion.
Q: What do you like the least about modeling?
A: I guess I am burnt out from all of the traveling. After your 13th country, you say to yourself, "Enough."
Q: You have a beautifully toned body. Do you spend a lot of time working out?
A: I do work out consistently. I am a co-author of a health and fitness book that I am trying to get published. So, I guess you could say that it is a fairly big part of my life.
Q: Travel is obviously a huge part of both of your jobs as a model and actress. This is probably a tough question, but what destination did you enjoy the most and why?
A: I loved Prague. It is one of the oldest cities in the world and you can look like a world-renowned photographer by using a throw away camera. The buildings are just so amazing and the people there are so gracious.
Q: Southern California is known for its abundance of shallow people, especially in the entertainment industry. Have you found this to be true, and if so, how have you dealt with it?
A: I think you just find a group of people that are true to you and ignore the rest. It will only drive you crazy trying to understand them.
Q: You have a reputation for being a very nice, grounded person. How do you keep yourself from being negatively affected by the fame and the entertainment industry in general?
A: We all have our bad days. I am extremely hard on myself and am trying to learn how to ease up. I guess I am in the business for the right reasons -- not the fame or perks, but because I really love telling a story and entertaining people.
Q: Who are some of the most fascinating people you've worked with or met?
A: Leo Rossi is incredible. He was the actor in "The Accused" that raped Jody Foster's character. He was in a film with me that we shot in Prague and I was having trouble with another older actor that was telling me what to do in every shot as if he was the director. He was actually telling me to do the exact opposite of the director. Leo gave me such good advice and was a tremendous shoulder to lean on.
Q: Do you just want to be an accomplished actress, or do you eventually want to be involved in all aspects of making movies?
A: I would love to produce again. I produced a theatre piece that was quite successful. I love doing business, so I will always need to be involved in something that stimulates my brain.
Q: What is your ultimate goal as an actress?
A: I want to win an Oscar. I want to be respected by my peers.
Q: If I asked your best friend to describe you, what do you think she or he would say?
A: I think that she would say that I am a driven, hard-working and compassionate person that loves animals and making people smile.
Q: What do you do in your spare time outside of modeling and acting? Do you still ride motorcycles?
A: I love to cook and read. I am pretty boring person nowadays with my limited time.
Q: Is it hard with your schedule to have a social life?
A: I make time.
Q: What do you look for in a man?
A: I love a man who is confident and secure in himself. Someone who can handle my drive and being constantly pulled in a million directions.
Q: What turns you off the most about a man?
A: I don't like fake people or people with a false sense of security that makes them seem full of themselves.
Q: What is the best way a man can approach you to ensure interest?
A: Just be yourself!
Q: Describe a perfect date with Amy Weber.
A: A perfect date would be where a man cooks me dinner and we share a nice bottle of wine and then watch a movie, preferably on a plasma screen TV or a Big Screen.
Q: What is the number one philosophy you live by?
A: Do what you love and the money will follow.
Thank you very much Amy for taking the time to do this interview. It's been fun.
To see and learn more about Amy, visit her Website at www.amyweber.net!