Angelica Chitwood is an actress and singer whose big-screen profile was raised with a starring role in the film The Chosen. Now she’s starring in the highly anticipated Psychos, fromSandy Chukhadarian.
When three young women receive shocking videos anonymously, a nightmare is reawakened that ignites a thirst for bloody vengeance. They embark on a journey to locate the house, their sadistic captor, and to discover the truth behind those locked doors. But, the most shocking revelation of this chilling tale is the identities of the victims.
There’s more insight into Psychos contained in our interview with Angelica Chitwood below… and, of course, there’s more to learn about Angelica herself.
Hi Angelica. What do you consider yourself first and foremost: an actress or singer?
Honestly, it’s a total 50/50 split. I get so much pleasure from both arts, and I’m so passionate about both that this question is always a hard one for me. I use both skill sets when practicing the other, so they really do strengthen each other. When singing, I use my emotional knowledge to convey the feeling of the song, and when acting I use my knowledge of tone to help cement different feelings and characters.
What came first?
Acting came first. I started professionally acting at age 7, and started training at age 3. I didn’t start training my voice until I was 12, although my love for singing and music started at a very young age. My father was a musician, and we always sang together when I was little.
Did you have encouraging parents? Were they in the industry, too?
My parents were wildly encouraging, and still are to this day. My mother was an actress-turned-acting-teacher, and my father was an ex rocker, and they always believed in me. They knew what this entertainment world was, and they still thought I could handle it. I have always been so appreciative of their support.
What was your first job in the industry?
My first acting job was a Friendly’s Restaurant Regional Commercial at age 7. I still remember the monologue. Ha.
What’s been the high point so far?
So far, I think my high point has been producing my own music and music videos. Just the accomplishment alone was so fulfilling. And I think in my acting career, my high point is still coming, but starring in the film The Chosen was a huge part of my current career take off, because I acquired a wonderful small fanbase of young girls, who inspired me to start producing and writing my own music again after a few silent years.
Where does Psychos rank?
Psychos was a great experience because, for the first time in my life, I played a role in the production side of the film as well as starring in it. I had the pleasure of casting a few of the roles, and that was a really fun experience. Getting to choose the actors you surround yourself with, after you get cast, is a blessing. We had a role cancel last minute, and I happened to hear about it. So, I told the director, Sandy, that I could help with last-minute casting through one of my acting studios, since it was so last minute, and I got the chance to hold auditions and help with the selections.
More to come from Angelica Chitwood’s interview after the jump…