SKSM: Could you start with telling me a little bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do?
Antonio Mireles: My name is Antonio Mireles, and I’m an actor. I’ve worked on several independent films, short films, a Christian film, stage theater, and I also worked on a Warner Brothers film as a Latino gang banger in the movie Gran Torino.
SKSM: When did you know you wanted to become an actor?
Antonio Mireles: I’ve always wanted to be an actor since childhood, but as I got older I tried pursuing other things besides acting (barbering & robotics). However, my heart just wasn’t into other things and that’s when I knew that acting was my true passion.
SKSM: How did you become involved in The woman in the room Dollar Baby film?
Antonio Mireles: Tyger messaged me and asked if I was interested in reading for the lead role of John. And I happily excepted.
SKSM: What do you think it is about the story that attracts people so much?
Antonio Mireles: There’s a time in life that we all experience that pain when it comes to a dying loved one. Sadly, its just part of human nature. My character John is dealing with the same situation with his dying mother, and what I think that attracts people about this story is that he’s dealing with this alone with no one to comfort him.
SKSM: Did you have to audition for the part or was it written directly for you?
Antonio Mireles: Like I mentioned before, Tyger reached out to me and asked if I was interested in the part. So I guess you can say that it was written for me. Lol
SKSM: You worked with Tyger Sharee on this film, how was that?
Antonio Mireles: Tyger was awesome to work with. This was our first time working together. And I’m truly honored that she chose me to read for the lead role.
SKSM: Was there any funny or special moment when they made the movie that you would like to tell me about?
Antonio Mireles: I don’t recall any funny moments, but I will say this. I had a great time filming this project with the cast & crew. And that right there was special to me.
SKSM: Do you still have any contact with the crew/cast from that time? If so with who?
Antonio Mireles: Yeah, actually I do. I just worked on another project of Tyger’s not long ago. It’s called Apartment 296. And everyone else I still talk to here and there on Facebook.
SKSM: What are you working on nowadays?
Antonio Mireles: I just got an invite to read for a part of a hitman for an independent project, which will be filmed in Detroit. I don’t know the full details for this project as of yet, but stay tune.
SKSM: Are you a fan of Stephen King’s work?
Antonio Mireles: I’ve been a long time fan of Stephen King’s work, and having the opportunity to read for the lead role for his script (The Woman In The Room) is a huge honor.
SKSM: What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
Antonio Mireles: That my middle name is Rene. Lol
SKSM: Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Is there anything you want to say to the fans that read this interview?
Antonio Mireles: You’re very welcome and thank you for the interview. I would like to say thank you to the fans for all the love and support. It truly means a lot!
SKSM: Do you like to add anything else?
Antonio Mireles: I like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, and a happy safe New Year!