A newcomer to Hollywood, Alessio is primed to be a true breakout star with his starring role in the film Rim of the World available on Netflix now, and an appearance on “Genius: Picasso,” playing the teenage Picasso on the series. With this new film, he is sure to charm audiences around the globe and takeover teen Tinseltown! (Image Credit: Bobby Quillard)
Directed by the mind behind “Supernatural” and “Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments” McG, RIM OF THE WORLD revolves around four misfit campers, including Alessio, who plays Gabriel, who must band together and conquer their fears in order to save the world during an alien invasion. The sci-fi adventure, scripted by Zack Stentz (THOR, X-MEN: FIRST CLASS), also stars “School of Rock”‘s Tony Cavalero and “The Kids Are Alright”s Jack Gore.
Beverly Hills Magazine: Tell me a bit about yourself? Where did you grow up? What are some of your favorite hobbies?
Alessio Scalzotto: I grew up in Italy in Vincenza, north of Venice. When I lived there, I played a lot of soccer. Then I went into music and acting.
Beverly Hills Magazine: When did you discover your talent for acting?
Alessio Scalzotto: I was young when I started doing theatre and I did five to six plays. I also took some film class. Then I found some great representation.
Beverly Hills Magazine: What is your favorite part of the making movies?
Alessio Scalzotto: I love how you can become another character. I like how I can transform into someone else but I still incorporate parts of myself into the character. I also love connecting with the cast.
Beverly Hills Magazine: Why do you think movies matter so much to people?
Alessio Scalzotto: Some people take movies lightly but some movies really hit home. I am striving to be a part of a movie that hits home emotionally.
Beverly Hills Magazine: What is your process as an actor?
Alessio Scalzotto: I go off the cast members’ energy. I mesh into the whole cast. It makes it so much more real.
Beverly Hills Magazine: Who or what have been your Hollywood inspirations?
Alessio Scalzotto: Jordi Mollà who is Diego in “Blow.” I also got a chance to meet him and went for dinner with him.
Beverly Hills Magazine: What projects have you worked on in the past?
Alessio Scalzotto: “Marriage Boot Camp” and “Genius Picasso”
Beverly Hills Magazine: Any memorable experiences you’d like to share?
Alessio Scalzotto: The memories with the other actors and actresses on “Rim of the World”. After three months of shooting, we are still literally talking a year later. We made a huge impact on each others’ lives. It was a blast and we were just blasting through.
Beverly Hills Magazine: Current projects?
Alessio Scalzotto: Right now, I’m waiting to hear back about a project.
Beverly Hills Magazine: Dream roles as an actor?
Alessio Scalzotto: I would like to be in a serious drama movie. When I’m older, I want to be in a love or romance movie as a heartthrob.
Beverly Hills Magazine: Where would you like your film or television career to be in 5 years?
Alessio Scalzotto: At the peak of its game, as high up as soon as possible.
Beverly Hills Magazine: What do you think of Hollywood?
Alessio Scalzotto: There are a lot of people. I live in Denver and it’s really chill here. In downtown Hollywood, people are jamming on the streets. It’s super amazing. One day I hope to get my name on one of the stars.
Beverly Hills Magazine: Favorite part about your job?
Alessio Scalzotto: I love transforming.
Beverly Hills Magazine: Worst part about it?
Alessio Scalzotto: Auditions- they take a big toll on your day. I can’t say I hate them completely though because there is no bad part of acting.
Beverly Hills Magazine: What type of project would you like to work on next?
Alessio Scalzotto: Well, I’m also a musical artist. I am on Spotify under the name Zotto. I’m also on Instagram @therealzotto.
Beverly Hills Magazine: Do you have a life motto or quote you live by?
Alessio Scalzotto: It might seem a little dark. Gary V.- “You’re gonna die”. It’s true, you are going to die so why not. It’s a game of talking yourself into and out of it.
Beverly Hills Magazine: How has God played a hand in your life journey?
Alessio Scalzotto: I can see He’s always been there with me. He’s helped me thrive in successes and prepared me with failures. You’ve gotta keep going. You can’t always think on failures. You have to keep going.
Beverly Hills Magazine: When God promotes someone, there is usually great responsibility that comes with it. How do you intend to be a force for good or evil in today’s society?
Alessio Scalzotto: I feel it’s important to be an inspiration to the youth. A lot of people get inspired by social media, but have to get it from God and other people. Actually, you can’t even get it from other people so much. They know what’s best for them and not you. I was shocked when I hit 100,000 followers in less than a week. Now that I have followers, I have to be mindful and responsible.
Beverly Hills Magazine: What makes you YOU? Different from everybody else. Quirks, style, attitude, etc.
Alessio Scalzotto: I’m a chill person. I’m the type of dude that doesn’t like having issues with people. I think it’s pointless. I play video games and music. I’m a normal guy who gets noticed. All celebs are normal people.
Beverly Hills Magazine: Yeah, God’s word says “Blessed are the peacemakers.” It’s important to keep the peace with others.
Alessio Scalzotto: Absolutely.
With such charm and boyish good looks, we are certain Alessio Scalzotto is a brightly shining rising Hollywood star. Sill in his teens, landing a starring role in a major feature film is a good sign. We’re looking forward to what God has in store for this young man, on screen and off. We believe he will use the spotlight to be a force for good, and make a positive difference in this world for his generation.