Meet Student and Actress Flavia Del Prete
Flavia Del Prete is a Marketing major and Business Administration minor from Rome. Flavia recently starred in Prime Video’s new original series, Prisma (2022), directed by Ludovico Bessegato. Prisma explores gender fluidity and freedom of expression, and is set in the outskirts of Rome. Flavia is expected to graduate in December 2023.
Tell us about Prisma.
I’d say it was a big break because until now, I had only been studying and having small acting experiences. I knew that it was going to be a big project and, as a result, I felt great responsibility. I was immediately treated as a cast member even during the auditions, and I was definitely not used to all this attention. In big projects like this, there is an incredible care for the actors.
How did you get into acting in the first place?
I started studying theater at the age of 11, and at 12 I enrolled in a film acting school where I took a 2-year course. Then I went back to the same school at 17 for a 3-year academic course from which I earned a film acting degree. In this school, we had courses in film history, diction, acting, stage movement, and improvisation. I’d say the most significant push to start working in acting came when the acting school gave me the outstanding student award of my year, granting me priority access to artistic representation offered by the school’s management. From there, I really started acting, with lots of auditions, and that was the turning point.
How did you end up at JCU?
I applied to JCU because it is an environment where different cultures, languages, nationalities, and identities converge, and through which we can enrich each other every day. I also chose JCU to be able to study in English here in Rome, but more importantly, to develop my other professional skills through internships, as well as to benefit from the expertise of the professors, who really motivate and encourage students to give their best.
You’re pursuing a B.A. in Marketing with a minor in Business Administration. What sparked your interest in this field? Do you plan on combining it with acting?
My interest in marketing has been with me since I was a child. I was fascinated by all the commercials on TV, and I wondered about the specific language behind them. Over time, I found that I was also interested in the psychological aspect behind consumers’ choices, a company’s approach to their target, and their communication choices. Being a digital native, I am also very interested in the areas of digital marketing and social media marketing. This interest is mainly fueled by the fact that, as an actress, I also want to curate my personal brand and communication channels to convey the ideas and values I bring forth with my projects.
What are your plans for the future?
My plans for the future are mainly to continue my studies at JCU, and my acting career. Of course, I keep auditioning, but for now, all new projects are top secret. I will continue to follow my path because acting and business are my two great passions.
(by Sara Segat)