Jody Mortara Exclusive Interview – ‘Don’t Fight With Yourself, Just Allow Who You Are To Emerge’
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Jody Mortara was recently interviewed by TheCelebrity.Online Magazine and below is the Q&A session we had with her.

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How do you introduce yourself?

Jody Mortara: As Jody Mortara, actress, writer, director, producer, musician/singer.

Childhood to adulthood – How was your transition from childhood to adulthood and what are the bad and good things you remember?

Jody Mortara: I had a wonderful childhood with a terrific family and a beautiful home. All was well until my brother was killed in a car accident. My life changed overnight. My mom had an impossible time coping with the loss of her son and she couldn’t focus on my brothers and me. I was forced to create a world where I could find happiness. At that time in my life, I loved singing and gymnastics.  I threw myself into choir, musicals, piano and joined a gymnastics team. Those activities became my life and those friends, my world. When it came time to look at how I wanted to spend my life, I only had one choice, the arts.

Struggle – what hardships have you gone through in life?

Jody Mortara: Besides my brother’s death, I found the road to any sort of success in entertainment to be elusive. There were a lot of ‘offers’ that I couldn’t succumb to because of my moral construct. So, I had to either give up a life in the arts or create my own way. I started creating tv content and writing and recording music. Of course, as life would have it, more hardships infused themselves into my existence. The most brutal was the passing of my mother in the most inhumane way. One that was unexpected and devastating and that caused the undoing of my entire family as well as extended family. Families seem to cause the most grief and the most joy.

What do people usually not know about you?

Jody Mortara: I think I give off the impression that I am a person who has everything given to me that life is just a breeze. Life has NEVER been easy. It has required a lot of hard work and perseverance.

Also, I think many who don’t know me well, believe I am fairly simple minded.  But, in actuality, I have a broad range of interests, from politics, to spirituality, to quantum physics to being a good wife, raising my children, chickens, cats and designing and building our home. I study many topics and find that the most interesting is the relationship between politics, prophecy and the bible. I go all the way back to the beginning and endeavor to see how everything fits together and how it brought us to this point in history. I love what I do as an entertainer and creative person, but discovering the truth about who we are, why we’re here and how this puzzle called life fits together, has become the most interesting study in my life.

What sets you apart from your competitors in the industry and in life?

Jody Mortara: The most important distinction is that entertainment is what I do, not who I am. I realize that we are in this life for a very short time, and enjoying the adventure supersedes a mere career. I don’t compete with  anyone and  wish everyone in this business well. What I do has nothing to do with their success and what they do has no effect on me or my happiness. 

What are your upcoming major events?

Jody Mortara: My film, “Cocoa” is streaming on Amazon Prime, Apple+ and Tubi and that success has opened doors for appearances on talk shows both on radio and in-person interviews. I have been asked to write and will star in the tv version of my film. It is a continuation of the film with all the zany characters, complex story lines, supernatural elements and the spiritual overtones with the two sisters. Their journey continues!

What are your food preferences and physical attributes?

Jody Mortara: I have always been athletic and careful with my food intake. I eat all organic and healthy meat and poultry choices.

What expert advice would you like to give?

Jody Mortara: Mainly that we are all unique. I know that’s an over used and simple statement, but it is absolutely true. We waste a lot of time trying to be like someone else, instead of the miraculous creatures we were created to be. This lesson took me most of my life to learn. If I had listened to all the advise I heard about writing, I never would have written, “Cocoa”. It was my first film script. I just decided to start writing and found the words just pouring out Then I acquired the funding, produced, edited and found a distributor. Almost everything I did to make Cocoa a reality was something I had never done before. “You walk on water because you don’t know you can’t”. 

I tell anyone who wants to listen, don’t fight with yourself, just allow who you are to emerge. If something is giving you too much push back, stop.  Breath. Go outside and pull weeds, organize your hall closet, read the bible! Let what you’re supposed to be doing emerge and stop fighting with what comes up. There are many roads to your destiny.  Sometimes you are directed down a thorny path that leads to a beautiful oasis with more beauty than you could have imagined.

Social media handles and website links?

Jody Mortara:

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jody-mortara-17643914/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jodymortara/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100085998135133

To watch “Cocoa” – Amazon Prime: https://www.amazon.com/Cocoa-Jody-Mortara/dp/B0B8TQRMYS/ref=sr_1_5?keywords=cocoa&qid=1687384054&s=instant-video&sr=1-5

Tubi:  https://tubitv.com/movies/723510/cocoa?start=true

Film trailer link: https://vimeo.com/user17224871