Caroline Aimetti is an actor-singer who hails from Long Island, New York. She holds a BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and has a certificate in Shakespeare from The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.
Caroline is a proud member of Actors Equity, and a member of three theater companies in New York City: Shakespeare in the Square, The Joust Theatre Company, and No Stone Productions. She is extremely passionate about classical theater, and has performed in any medium you can name: NYC theater, commercials, soap operas, independent films, television crime dramas, web series, and web spots. She has been acting since she was two years old.
Meet the Artist: NY Elite Interview with Actress & Singer Caroline Aimetti
NY Elite: What are you latest and current movie projects?
Caroline Aimetti: The most recent full-length feature I worked on is called Delenda, and it’s one of the most interesting films I’ve worked on. It’s basically a political thriller, but it has its comedic moments as well (mostly provided by my character!).
NY Elite: Can you tell us about your character in the film?
Caroline Aimetti: My character’s name is Chelsea, and I had a fantastic time playing her because of the lighter moments I mentioned. She is the bumbling intern of the main character, but she also gets some pretty terrifying moments as well when her boss gets caught up in a terrorist plot. In one of the scenes we filmed I had to drive a car speeding in the night to avoid gunfire from said terrorists- super high stakes stuff!
NY Elite: What was it like working with the director?
Caroline Aimetti: I was given a lot of freedom to improvise, especially in Chelsea’s comedic scenes. This was a unique experience in that the director was also the writer, so he was able to provide a lot of insight into what the character’s backstory might be outside of the script. I felt like our collaboration really allowed the character to feel personal.
NY Elite: In which movies have you played lead role?
Caroline Aimetti: I played the lead in a short film called Winstead Women, and I was a super moody, rebellious teen. We shot for a few days in the woods in Pennsylvania, and I just had the best time with the cast and crew.
NY Elite: Among all your roles so far, which has been your favorite one and why?
Caroline Aimetti: My favorite role ever is a theatre role- a few summers ago I played Desdemona in Othello. Shakespeare is my favorite material in the world, and Desdemona specifically speaks to me on a really deep level. As an actor I felt really privileged to go on her journey from the throes of a new, forbidden romance to the ultimate betrayal and heartbreak. Not to mention (spoiler!) that she gets one of the most dramatic death scenes in all of Shakespeare. Onstage deaths are a lot of fun to act! Desdemona spends a lot of the play defending her honor and intentions, and the strength and unwavering love she does that with moved me so much. Though her heart breaks, I found it easy to slip into the role each performance because of the admiration I felt for her. I would love to work on her again someday.
NY Elite: What do you enjoy most about your acting career?
Caroline Aimetti: I love when I am lucky enough to hear from audience members or viewers how I moved them, or made them laugh or think. Acting is the best way I have found to reach my fellow humans. After one performance of a play I did this spring, a woman came up to me afterwards and held my face in her hands while she talked about my performance. It might sound strange from the outside, but to me it was the ultimate sign that I had communicated something very intimate to her. We had connected through my character, and she felt like we knew each other. I’ll never forget it.
NY Elite: What other hobbies and interests do you have?
Caroline Aimetti: I’m really into most nerdy fandoms- Disney, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, you name it! I have washed many hours down the drain reading fan theories. I travel as much as I can- my time living in London was the best of my life. I write as well, and have some blogs and short screenplays in the works. And I spend a very large chunk of my time eating, looking up where I am going to eat next, and watching food shows.
NY Elite: Are you working on your next project now?
Caroline Aimetti: As it goes when you’re an actor, I have a couple of projects up in the air right now, and I am waiting with bated breath to hear what will happen! I have taken part in developmental readings of two plays in particular that I am head over heels in love with and I am praying get their full productions!
NY Elite: What personal advice would you give to someone about impressing the directors during audition? How to audition?
Caroline Aimetti: The hard truth is you never know what the director is looking for- so give them your interpretation. Aside from being prepared and present, that’s all you can do. It’s hard sometimes to accept how out of your hands it truly is. A far as auditioning in general, I learn something new each time I audition. I am working on accepting that the nerves will be there, and fighting them is a losing battle. Remember to be a human and that the people in the room are just regular old humans too. No matter what happens, it’s never the end of the world. When one door closes, a window opens.
NY Elite: What causes/charities you actively support or feel strongly about?
Caroline Aimetti: Human rights are at the forefront of my mind and activism right now. I have an incredible community around me that has held gatherings supporting Black Lives Matter and Women’s Rights that I have attended. I need to do more work on translating my words into action.
NY Elite: What are the things in your life that you’re most grateful for?
Caroline Aimetti: My loved ones. Without them and without love, it is truly all for nothing. I have a wonderful circle in NYC, and my family is a short train ride away on Long Island. I am beyond grateful to be able to see my family on a regular basis. I would be lost without them, and my best friends and boyfriend.