Date of Birth: 8th March, 1989
Star Sign: Pisces
Main occupation: Personal trainer
Media-related occupation: Actor
Josef Mizzi describes himself as a happy-go-lucky kind of guy who always strives to find the positive in every situation. He likes to do everything to the best of his ability, whilst endeavouring to go out of his comfort zone and grow as an individual.
In his free time, he likes to go out, socialise over a few drinks and meet new people. However, he also enjoys being on his own a lot of the time. “I believe being able to spend time with yourself is very important in terms of self discovery.”
In 2015, he had the privilege of being selected to play the part of Carmelo in Strada Stretta. Carmelo is quite a challenging individual for him to portray, since his personality is not as bubbly and carefree as his. “However, that’s the best part of being an actor. You get to play different characters while forgetting who you truly are if only for a few minutes,” states Josef in this interview.
How did you first discover drama?
I’ve always enjoyed watching movies and TV series, and always felt a connection to the art itself. It was only after Justin Farrugia and Steve Dalli offered me a part in Strada Stretta that I finally got the opportunity to see what it actually takes to act.
How do you nurture your acting skills?
I guess that practice makes perfect. However, the advice and tips you get from other established actors and actresses on set is what ultimately allows you to improve your acting skills and get better. If you’re the smartest in the room, then you’re in the wrong room.
What’s your preparation process before every shoot?
Nothing fancy really. I usually go over the lines until I know them by heart. I then focus on giving them life by applying a particular feeling or emotion to them. I believe that the best results are achieved when the lines are executed in the most natural way possible.
What are your essentials?
I believe family is the most essential thing in life. Material things are also nice to have, but to have a supportive and loving family is the best feeling in the world for me. I feel that all of my relatives are an extension of myself, with a different twist in character.
What makes you happy?
To be loved and feel appreciated. I believe that love conquers all, but then again, I am a hopeless romantic, so I may be a bit biased.
Do you have good skills in the kitchen?
I like to believe that I do. Not master chef skills of course, but I do think I have above average skills when it comes to cooking, and exceptional skills when it comes to eating said cooking!