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Face of The Week: Erica Papasergi – Unveiling the Artistry of Transformative Tales



Hailing from Italy and now rooted in the heart of Hollywood, she found her passion for acting amidst the vibrant ambiance of a dance and musical school owned by her mother. Enthralled by the transformative power of storytelling through performances, she embarked on her journey, graduating from the prestigious Los Angeles acting conservatory.

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Beyond the camera’s lens, she finds solace in dance, nurturing her passion whenever time allows. Grounded by her values of kindness, hard work, and an unyielding belief in oneself, she continually evolves, embodying the spirit of perseverance and grace both on and off the screen.



Can you tell us a little about yourself and what you do?
I’m an actress based in Los Angeles, working mainly in film and TV. I was born and raised in Italy and later moved to Los Angeles, where I graduated from the Los Angeles acting conservatory.

What inspired you to pursue your career or business?
I grew up in a dance/musical school owned by my mom, so I was always in that environment and fell in love with acting at a young age. I remember watching movies and being amazed by how much you can learn and experience through actors’ performances.

What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced in your career/business and how did you overcome it?
I always knew that in this industry, facing rejection is part of the deal. I initially thought I could handle it, believing I was mature enough. However, it wasn’t the case, and it took time and effort to learn to cope. Eventually, I understood that rejections aren’t personal; they don’t define my skills. It simply means someone else was a better fit. I’m grateful for every rejection; it pushed me to work even harder.

How do you stay motivated and focused on your goals?
I admit there are times when I feel unmotivated and unfocused. It’s important to understand what can bring you back on track. For me, watching a great movie, listening to a motivational speech, or talking to a loved one usually helps. Also, reflecting on how far I’ve come keeps me going.

What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned in your career/business journey so far?
This industry taught me resilience and the importance of not giving up. That’s the key—never giving up, no matter how tough things get.

How do you define success?
For me, success isn’t about fame. It’s about being part of meaningful movies. If I can make someone in the audience laugh, resonate with them, make them feel seen, learn something, or inspire them, I consider that a success.

What is your biggest dream, and how are you working towards achieving it?
My main goal is to be a successful actress to a point where I can choose which movies or characters to portray. Additionally, supporting my family is crucial. Continuous learning, improvement, and perseverance are my pathways toward these goals.

Who is your biggest inspiration, and why?

“My mom is my biggest inspiration. She taught me kindness, hard work, and so much more. I owe her everything, and I strive to be as good a person as she is.”

How do you maintain a healthy work-life balance?
Balancing opportunities and personal life can be tricky, especially in the early stages of a career. It’s essential to prioritize and recognize when to focus on different aspects. Ultimately, solely focusing on a career won’t lead to happiness.

What advice would you give to someone just starting out in your field?
Be prepared to fail and fight not to give up. Above all, believe in yourself.

What is something that people often misunderstand about your work/business?
Many think it’s all fun and easy. As much as I love what I do, sometimes it’s incredibly challenging—long hours on set, minimal sleep—yet you have to give your best.

What is the most rewarding aspect of your work/business?
Being part of meaningful movies and doing what I love for a living is invaluable. Additionally, learning new skills for different characters is both exciting and rewarding.

What is something you’re passionate about outside of your work/business?
Dancing has always been a passion of mine. Whenever I have the chance, I enjoy going to the studio to dance and have fun. However, my primary passions revolve around my work and the continual learning it offers.

What is the most valuable skill you have learned in your career/business?
Learning basic ASL (American Sign Language) for a character is something I’ll always be thankful for. Moreover, this industry has taught me strength.

What is something you wish you knew when you were just starting out in your career/business?
I wouldn’t want to know everything ahead. Learning from mistakes is the most powerful way to evolve and improve.

How do you deal with failure or setbacks?
It’s a learning process—keeping focus on the goal and believing in oneself.

What is your philosophy in life?

“Be kind, treat people well, stay humble, and work hard.”

What is that one life lesson that you learned a little too late?
The importance of believing in myself earlier in my journey.

What is one thing that you have accomplished that you’re most proud of?
I’m proud of my career progression thus far and proud of not giving up, despite the challenges.

How do you give back to your community or make a positive impact in the world?
I believe movies are a powerful tool to teach and make an impact. I aspire to be part of impactful movies and possibly produce them.

What is your biggest regret in life?
I don’t have any regrets; every mistake has taught me something and led me to where I am today.

Do you have a favorite quote? What is it?

“It’s not a quote, but something I’ve heard: Use all of your potential. You don’t want to get old and be haunted by the ghosts of all the things you could have been.”

What is the best advice you have ever received?
Instead of thinking that things are happening to you, consider that they are happening for you.

How do you stay innovative and adapt to changing circumstances in your field?
Researching, watching movies, and keeping an eye on the current market trends.

Finally, can you share a funny story or experience related to entrepreneurship that you’ve had?
During my first in-person audition, although I’d prepared meticulously, I encountered a room filled with at least 30 other women who resembled me. It was such a strange sight and threw me off completely. When I went in, my mind went blank—I couldn’t recall any lines. It was a moment of panic. Looking back, although I left that audition in tears and frustration, I’ve learned to laugh about it and move forward, understanding that circumstances sometimes affect us, and that’s alright.


“Celebrating Impactful Achievements Across Various Fields”

DIZZYDIDDY+PLUS has launched a new initiative called “Face of the Week,” which aims to showcase the achievements of men and women who are making an impact in various fields, including entrepreneurship, entertainment, education, communication, and more. Each week of the year, from January to December, a new face will be introduced to the public through DIZZYDIDDY+PLUS’s platform.

Many of these faces of the week will also be honored at the Crownys, which are the DIZZYDIDDY+PLUS Awards and where all the faces and people who worked or partnered with DIZZYDIDDY+PLUS will be celebrated. The ultimate goal of this initiative is to give recognition and exposure to individuals who are making a positive difference in their respective fields.

The initiative will culminate with the release of a printed magazine in December for the Face Of The Year.

By highlighting the achievements of these individuals, DIZZYDIDDY+PLUS hopes to inspire and encourage others to pursue their passions and make a positive impact in the world.