With a breakthrough role now added to her resume, Mishel Prada, star of Starz Vida, is part of a revolutionary movement. Fully embracing her character as Emma in the new sexually charged sensation, Prada doesn’t just tell a story through her character – she is implementing and demanding the recognition the Latinx community deserves. Calling on the audience to pay attention and take a deeper look into what Vida stands for, Prada delivers a groundbreaking performance that pushes boundaries with a vulnerability and rawness unseen ever before. Prada’s soft, yet real and complex delivery is refreshing and intense at the same time. Proudly exploring sexuality and individuality, Vida has given Prada a platform and voice for her often overlooked over community. The all Latinx writers along with Netflix’s One Day at a Time have launched One Vida at a Time – a campaign organized to raise funds to pay for the bonds of parents that have been detained and separated from their children at the border. #onevidaattime Jute Magazine had some questions for the acting sensation and she had all the right answers.

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Talk to me about the challenges and greatest learning experiences you’ve fostered since taking on the role of Emma in Vida.

Emma is such a strong, complicated and wonderfully flawed character. In my experience, I had never been given the opportunity to not only play, but also see these types of women represented on screen. Living in her skin truly challenged me to explore those complicated and not always pleasant parts of my inner workings. I find it so important to show women that they don’t always have to have it all “together”. We are all figuring it out as we go.

In what ways do you feel Vida, or even more specifically Emma, is such a vital character considering our country’s current state of mind and leadership.

More than ever we are seeing what has been there all along: this fear of the unknown. It is vital that we see diverse stories, in a way that is thoughtful and evocative. The status quo will no longer do, and specifically how can people know our Latinx population if they never see us as more than the stereotypes of cheap labor and thugs. Truth is, most immigrants come to this country to work hard and give their families a better life. Both Emma and Lyn are products of that and I am too. My mother was an immigrant, my grandmother brought her over with my uncles. It is never lost on me that it is because of her, I’m here getting to do what I do.

 

Playing Gabi in Fear The Walking Dead must have been an intense, yet awesome role to jump into. Please share a bit about your experience with Gabi and how you prepared for this role.

I had no time to prepare for it! I accepted the role and a few days later I was on set, in the blistering Santa Clarita mid-summer heat. I was literally on a plane to Paris when I got the call, I landed in Charles de Gaulle airport and had to turn right around on the next flight back to LA. It was such a twirly experience; it’s not every day you get a turn at fighting zombies and stabbing people!

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As a Miami native and now Los Angeles local, what are some of the major difficulties or differences you’ve felt making that major move?

Miami truly feels like a melting pot. It’s also so very Latin. You need to know Spanish there to get by.  There are signs on some stores that say “we speak English.” When I moved to LA I was surprised at how segregated things felt. There are these rich communities, but they are in very specific areas. So you really need to drive a bit to experience them. I will say, I love the food in LA. From Koreatown, San Gabriel Valley, Little Tokyo, and East LA, I’ll never get tired of discovering places to eat.

What is your motivation and inspiration for your work, and in life?

I want to honor stories. There are so many voices that have been either silenced or ignored for far too long. We offer ourselves a huge disservice when we miss out on opportunities to learn more about each other. I want to tell my stories so hopefully one day someone can hear theirs.

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Give me your dream collaboration. Be it a director, artist, actor etc.

My dream collaboration is always to work with my friends. I love creating in a collective, with people I love and whose minds I admire.

Do you consider yourself to be a private person? How do you feel social media plays into society’s perception of being in the spotlight?

I think social media has created a space for people to take control of how they express themselves. I think it’s wonderful how it can connect people with like minds.

What are the greatest hardships or setbacks you’ve faced on your journey in your career thus far?

I actually feel very lucky to be doing what I am doing. I think my greatest hardships have always been my own mind, to be honest. It’s crazy how hard it can be to just get out of your own way and believe in yourself. Self-love is a daily process for sure. Just take the time to truly enjoy it all as it comes.

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Do you have any hidden talents?

Well, I love to cook. It’s one the most therapeutic things. I used to think it was so exclusive from my acting, but now I feel it all arises from the same instinct; the desire to create. Food itself tells such a story

Can you offer up any advice to our next generation of creatives?

Oh god, just keep going. Make sure you are doing it for the right reasons. If it isn’t pouring out of you, don’t bother. If you’re a writer, write every day. If you’re a musician, play in every shitty dive bar you can get into. If you’re an actor, make your own stuff. It’s more accessible now than it’s ever been.

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photographer: Lynzi Judish

stylist: Sydnee Paige

hair: Megan Motter

makeup: Sofiia Strykova

location: Mother of Pearl

story: Amanda Szczembara

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page 1

earrings and rings by Valani

jacket and dress by Nicole Miller

Mishel’s own ball ring

page 2 & 3

earrings by Elizabeth Cole

dress by C/MEO Collective

rings by Valani

page 4

ear cuff and rings by Valani

earrings by Argento Vivo

top and skirt by Ulla Johnson

page 5

earrings by Argento Vivo

dress by Sachin and Babi

shoes by Vince Camuto

page 6

earrings by Elizabeth Cole

dress by Ulla Johnson

bracelets by Valani

Mishel’s own ring

bag and shoes by Parme Marin

page 7

earrings and ring by Elizabeth Cole

dress by Sachin and Babi

page 8

bracelets and ring by Valani

necklace by Elizabeth Cole

page 9

ear cuff and rings by Valani

earrings by Argento Vivo

top and skirt by Ulla Johnson

shoes by Vince Camuto

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