Latin Artist Sol Romero on How Being Multicultural Has Given Her a Global Outlook

Editor-In-Chief: JB Livingston
Publicist: Rick Krusky, MWPR Inc

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As a multitalented performer of Latin and Swiss heritages, Sol Romero has garnered impressive credits during her career as an actress and international recording artist. Her filmography includes appearances in Casino Royale (Daniel Craig), The Legend of Zorro (Antonio Banderas), Edge of Darkness (Mel Gibson), and most recently Memory (Liam Neeson). With a life full of international travels and exposure to cultural diversity, Sol has gained a cosmopolitan perspective on living and connecting with others.

Born in Mexico City, Sol hails from a multicultural background with her mother originally from Switzerland and her father from Mexico. “When my father met my mother it was love at first sight. Fate had conspired to bring my parents together all because of her mother’s passion for the Spanish language.” The exotic and romantic sound captivated her mother and fuelled her passion to learn the language in a native country. She thus embarked on a journey to Mexico, where she served as a personal aide to a counselor at the Canadian embassy. After their paths crossed, their love story began with a chance encounter that led to a whirlwind romance, resulting in marriage just six months later.

Sol always had a keen interest in the arts and studied Opera in the conservatory in Mexico when she was twelve. After the tragic loss of her father in a car accident left her grief-stricken, she was unable to find the joy in singing again. It was not until her family uprooted to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico a few years later that she serendipitously got the opportunity to be part of Robert Rodriguez’s film Once Upon a Time in Mexico. Her family’s relocation coincidentally led to her inaugural introduction of the film industry where she would become Eva Mendez’s camera double. 

This initial experience was made all the more valuable by the opportunity to meet some of Hollywood’s biggest names including Johnny Depp, Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino while on set. As time went on, she found solitude in taking on the personas of different characters through her newfound passion for acting. This motivated her to pursue her dreams and attend the prestigious RADA Academy in London, widely acclaimed as one of the best drama schools in the world.

During Sol’s upbringing, her frequent travels between Mexico and visiting family in Switzerland gave her the opportunity to learn multiple languages and immersion in various cultures. She acquired an innate understanding of the social cues and codes, gestures, history and customs. Sol speaks fluent Spanish, German, Swiss German and English. She also dabbles in French, Russian and Bulgarian. Through the process of learning other languages, Sol was able to see the world through a new lens and with a fresh perspective. This experience has been invaluable for her roles as an actress and has helped her grow as a performer. Furthermore, she offers valuable insight into the mind of someone who speaks multiple languages, a perspective that is beyond the reach of most of us. Multilinguals can articulate their emotions, thoughts, and feelings in multiple languages.

In 2007 Sol moved to Los Angeles and year later found the courage to start singing classes again, having regained her confidence after her heartbreak. Along with working on her acting, she continued to pursue both passions and gave various performances at the Howard Fine Studio. Sol’s debut onto the music scene came in 2011 with the release of her first singles “BiPolar Love” and “Y Did You Leave” from her debut independent album Dark Fantasy. When she released her single “Turn It Up” in 2015, it shot straight into the top ten on the Swiss music charts.

Sol’s newest release pays tribute to her Spanish roots with “Te Quiero Asi” (I Love You Like This), originally composed by Juan Carlos Calderón. This beautiful ballad also features Latin artist Pablo Montero, adding an extra layer of emotion to the already powerful lyrics and vocals. Featuring renowned producer Humbert Gatica (Celine Dion, Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban) the duet highlights the romantic essence that is inherent in the Spanish language. The lyrics emphasize the importance of loving someone unconditionally. Accepting someone for who they are and not pressuring them to change themselves is a multicultural approach through song.

Sol Romero has lived a life rich in global experiences exposing her to a wide range of cultures, languages and traditions that have shaped her worldview. She presently lives between Los Angeles and Switzerland with her daughter Elina and spouse of seventeen years, New Zealand director Martin Campbell (Mask of Zorro, Casino Royale). The demands of their work require Sol and Martin to be constantly traveling to different destinations worldwide, where they have the privilege of exploring and learning from the diversity of cultures. In order to evolve and progress, Sol exemplifies how we must challenge our beliefs about the world and be open to growth; something that she hopes to pass onto her daughter. “It has transformed me into a person who is always seeking a deeper understanding of human nature and traditions.” 

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