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Adria Arjona – Front, Center, and Rid of the Mask

Adria Arjona – Front, Center, and Rid of the Mask

When you ask Adria Arjona how she’s coped with lockdown, her answer is unflinchingly honest. “Lockdown? Oh, it fucked me up,” the 28-year-old actor admits candidly. “It’s been so harsh. I’ve never spent this amount of time at home, never.” Since childhood, Arjona has rarely stayed in one place for long. After living a nomadic childhood on account of her father’s job (he is renowned, award-winning singer-songwriter Ricardo Arjona) and traveling frequently from set-to-set as an adult with roles in True Detective, Emerald City, and Pacific Rim: Uprising—to name a mere few—Arjona has struggled spending months-on-end in the same place for the first time in her life.

“It’s messed me up,” Arjona adds, speaking from her L.A. home over Zoom about adjusting during lockdown’s early stages. “I felt a bit trapped, but I also understood everyone else was going through the same thing. If it weren’t for quarantine, and I was trapped because I was trapped, I would be going manic: because I knew and I understood that everyone had to stay put for the safety of everyone else, it made it bearable.”

There were further struggles too. As Arjona saw the detriment the pandemic inflicted, her thoughts turned to a vulnerable friend shielding to keep safe. Even after restrictions eased, she was still fearful to see them. “Because I’m human,” she shares, “I really cannot deal with the responsibility of potentially giving it to someone else. I have a friend who has an autoimmune disease. I don’t want to see them just in case… I became that paranoid person. I’m always wearing a mask and gloves; I still wear a face shield. People look at me like I’m crazy, but I don’t care. If I have it, I don’t want to give it to you and I don’t want you to give it to me… I go the whole shebang. I’m Miss Covid Cop,” she laughs, “That’s what my friends call me now.”

The process took an emotional toll, Arjona says, explaining that while everyone else was seemingly keeping busy and active during the start of lockdown, she was the opposite, unable to focus on anything at all. “Towards the beginning, I was so unproductive,” she recalls. “On social media, I kept seeing workout routines, meditation, all of that. It made me feel bad about myself because I was like, ‘All I’m doing is watching Friends!’ I always say I need time, but when I had it, I wasn’t doing much with it… I think at the beginning, it hit me more. I was sad for what people were going through.”

Eventually, she found some solace. Arjona read the works of Haruki Murakami and started to write herself, something that proved a timely distraction. It also helped her to cope with missing her family at home in Puerto Rico (she was born in San Juan) and in passing the time before she could return to work once more. “I got really lucky that right before quarantine, I got my next job,” she continues. “That gave me peace of mind. I didn’t have to look for another job in the middle of a pandemic: I got very lucky there. I know a lot of people can’t say that, so I feel very grateful for that.”

Head over to the Flaunt Magazine website to read the rest of the article!

Gallery Link:
Photoshoots > Outtakes > Session 020

Photos: The Hollywood Reporter Scans

Photos: The Hollywood Reporter Scans

I have added a digital magazine scan of Adria in the current issue of The Hollywood Reporter into the gallery.

Gallery Link:
Magazine Scans > November 18, 2020 | The Hollywood Reporter

Photos: “Monsterland” Episode Captures

Photos: “Monsterland” Episode Captures

If you didn’t know already, Hulu is now streaming “Monsterland”, in which Adria is featured in its sixth episode. I’ve added a poster, an episode still, and screen captures from the episode into the gallery.

Gallery Link:
Television Productions > 2020 | Monsterland

Photos: Marie Claire Scans

Photos: Marie Claire Scans

I’ve just added a couple digital scans from this month’s issue of Marie Claire magazine into the gallery!

Gallery Link:
Magazine Scans > September 2020 | Marie Claire

Adria Arjona on starring in Giorgio Armani’s unretouched fragrance campaign and her bargain beauty hacks

Adria Arjona on starring in Giorgio Armani’s unretouched fragrance campaign and her bargain beauty hacks

Welcome to Beauty Bytes, a place where I chat to celebrities about all things beauty, from their favourite products to the best advice they’ve ever been given. Read on for the beauty low-down from Adria Arjona…

If you’ve not heard of Adria Arjona, chances are you’re going to see a whole lot more of the 25-year-old American actress from now on.

The Mexico City-born daughter of a Puerto Rican beauty queen and a Guatemalan musician spent most of her bohemian childhood travelling the world, before landing in New York City to pursue an acting career.

Now she’s gearing up for international success. She’s not only signed up to star across from Jared Leto in the Spider-Man spin-off Morbius. But she’s also the face of Giorgio Armani‘s new sustainable perfume My Way.

Here Arjona tells Marie Claire’s Fiona Embleton how the Armani campaign pushed her out of her comfort zone…

Fiona: Starring in an unretouched beauty campaign is groundbreaking, but also daunting. What did it feel like to show your wrinkles in a fragrance ad?

Adria: The My Way campaign was probably the most vulnerable thing I’ve ever performed in. Usually you hide behind a character or the lines that a writer has created for you. This time I decided to just be myself. I love the fact that the campaign wasn’t re-touched. I’m not a model, I’m an actress and I love to be relatable. You can see my freckles and my little smile wrinkle, and that’s one of my favourite things of the whole campaign. It tells you, ‘This woman smiles.’ To embrace and feel confident with who you really are – that’s a powerful message to send out.

Head over to Marie Claire UK to read the rest of the interview!

Gallery Link:
Photoshoots > Outtakes > Session 018

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