Zack Santiago. Photo courtesy of Zak Santiago
Leading actor Zak Santiago (“Signed, Sealed, Delivered”) sat down and chatted with this reporter in West Palm Beach, Fla. during RomaDrama Live! 2022.
“It’s amazing to be here,” Santiago said. “It’s amazing, I feel like I’m finally alive.”
He plays Ramon Rodriguez in the “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” series on Hallmark Channel. “What I love the most about Ramon is that he’s chimerical, he’s an enigma, and he changes a bit from episode to episode and you never know what to expect from him. Ramon is unpredictable,” he said.
Fans of this show are affectionately referred to as POstables.
Every day he is motivated simply by his “faith.” “As an actor, everything else flows from that,” he said. “Above all, I think I’m an artist first, so I don’t make art because I want to make money, I make art because I have to and someone will get out. I just want to tell stories, learn, provoke and express. I learn about myself and the world through my creations.
The digital age
On being an artist in the digital age, he said, “I’ve seen a change. The way people consume their content is so different these days. In many ways, that’s great because a lot more people have a voice these days, and more people are able to tell their stories. You can make an entire movie with your phone now. The digital age gives everyone a platform, it’s like a democracy. »
“On the other hand, there’s too much content out there, and you have to filter to find the good stuff,” he added.
Regarding the title of the current chapter of his life, he replied: “Tired”.
Santiago has named Daniel Day-Lewis as his dream acting partner in the entertainment business.
For young and aspiring actors, he said: “Act because you have to, not because you want to be famous and make money. Act because there’s something inside you and always have a way. to feed you and take care of your family. Don’t think that someone is going to come looking for you, there is no one coming to rescue or save you. Take action because there is something you need to say You try to reach people.
If he were to have a superpower, he revealed it would be “to heal people.”
He defined the word success as “peace of mind”.
To his dedicated fans (the POstables), he concluded, “I love you all and miss you already.”