GIRLBOSS: Interview Melissa & Michelle Macedo
As you probably know we are big fans of women in entertainment. So of course when we have the chance to talk to Melissa and Michelle Macedo we didn’t think twice. Born in CA the twins are not just actresses they are musicians as well. Their upcoming album “Ghost Town” will be available soon. You can check out there music page at www.macedomusic.com.
Our interview with these very talented ladies is below and be sure to watch them in the show GIRLBOSS, currently streaming on Netflix.
GIRLBOSS: What a great show to be a part of. Girl power along with some crazy stories and also realism in coping with how to deal with what you thought you wanted once you get it. Had you read the book? What did you like about the roles?
We read it and listened to Sophia’s GIRLBOSS podcast, we love it! We love the entire message behind the show and were instantly attracted to the characters and the series. It’s all about female empowerment and portraying women as human beings who are messy and flawed as opposed to an impossible ideal women have to live up to. We play a band on the show called “Animated Discussion” and since we are a real band it was so much fun to play the lead singer/guitarist with Johnny Simmons (Shane) as the drummer.
MUSIC: You have an album coming out soon. “Ghost Town” came about when you [Michelle] were dealing with a down time in your life. What is it like to end up sharing such a personal time? Is it cathartic or just nerve wracking? What else can you tell me about the album?
Yes, “Ghost Town” emerged from a really difficult time. It’s a reflection and exploration of the ghosts that we all have and the ways in which we are haunted by our past. This album is a reflection of memories that became a part of our identity. In essence, how we’re each being haunted, in good and bad ways. It was a very raw experience to write, there was no holding back. It’s both cathartic and nerve wracking, it can feel very vulnerable to be so honest, but it’s an essential component to being a songwriter. We hope that others connect and feel empowered when they listen to it.
PROJECTS: Do you guys have any upcoming projects you would like us to look out for? You guys already sing and act, will we see you produce, write or direct anything?
We are incredibly excited to have a just wrapped a film. We were leads in a film starring and produced by James Franco called “Blood Heist”. We absolutely loved the rest of the cast which includes Edy Ganem , Carlitos Olivero, Shakira Barrera and Dakota Love. It was an incredible experience and we can’t wait until it comes out. We’d love to produce, direct and write in the future. Right now we’re focused on acting and music but in the future we’d love to create empowering content.
CHARITY: Favorite charities to support?
We feel very strongly about women’s issues. We have always supported RAINN (Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network) and Melissa used to be a Rape Crisis Counselor for them. We interviewed hundreds of women and men and co-created a theatrical show called “Dirty Talk” with our theatre company (World Kin Ensemble) about the spectrum of violence against women, ranging from catcalling to rape. We acted in and toured college campuses around the country with that show. We also performed it as part of USC’s Visions and Voices. We feel strongly about any organization that supports and empowers women. It’s exactly what we try to create in our art. We think as artists it’s important to help the world empower the otherwise marginalized and silenced.