Latin Times: Tell us about your Family history where you come from?
Lourdes Colon: I was born in Puerto Rico, but raised in Waukegan, a Chicago suburb. My mom and dad moved their when I was 1. I grew up with my mom, dad and my other 4 siblings.
Latin Times: When did you know you wanted to be an actress?
Lourdes Colon: I knew I wanted to be an actress the moment I saw “I Dream of Jeannie” I wanted to be on TV doing the same thing. I wanted to blink things into existence and watch people be amazed, but all caught on camera. Hahaha!
Latin Times: Tell us about “Option C” and what it means to you?
Lourdes Colon: Option C means you educate yourself on everything that is going on with your health. How the body works, what things help nourish the body and repairs the very thing you are having a problem with. Learn why it happened in the first place then avoid those things all together. Once you understand your intake on food and what it is doing to your body, you will then have the solutions to your problem, then you take actions and be responsible for your health.
Latin Times: What is your favorite Latin Food and do you like Cuban Sandwiches?
Lourdes Colon: My favorite Latin food is Pasteles. It is a Puerto Rican dish made usually during the holidays. And yes who doesn’t love a good Cuban sandwich. Though I have become a vegan since I learned nutrition and I had to fight cancer.
Latin Times: Are there any new projects you’re working on?
Lourdes Colon: I am working on a film called “Crave: The Fast Life.” We shoot this coming January. I read the script and fell in love with the story and the characters in the film. So I knew I was on board.
Latin Times: What advice do have for young Hispanic/Latinos today?
Lourdes Colon: My advice is, Follow your dreams and your heart and don’t let anyone or anything take you from that. And while you are doing that don’t forget the very thing that is most important.. “You” so take care of that so you are able to achieve what it is you want to achieve. Care what you put in your body, because it will be the very thing that will save your life.
Latin Times: Who has been your hero and inspiration in your life?
Lourdes Colon: My mom. She did what she needed to do to raise us five kids, and made sure we had everything. She showed me Love and family. She showed me that no matter what you are going though, you just figure it out and when you do, you win.