Top 40 Jaime Camil Quotes of 2020

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“I think the best thing that I collect is memories. I love traveling; I love remembering stuff, my family, my daughter, my wife. I just love collecting memories of my trips, my experiences. And I think that’s it. I’m not very glued to material stuff.”

― Jaime Camil

“I love to be challenged, and I’m never sitting comfortable in the mediocrity chair.”

― Jaime Camil

“The most important thing is to understand that this career is not about speed. It’s about stamina. This is a marathon. It’s not a 50-meter sprint. You have to persevere and understand it takes a lot of time. You have to know you’re going to knock on 100 doors and 99 of them are going to close in your face.”

― Jaime Camil

“The worst job I ever had was when I had to try to sell a service for medical waste treatment.”

― Jaime Camil

“The script that I fell in love with and adored was ‘Jane the Virgin’… but every line in the pilot was essentially, ‘Why did you keep my daughter a secret all of these years?’ I didn’t know any direction my character was going – was it going to be a dramatic character, a comedic character? – I didn’t know.”

― Jaime Camil

“The projects I have done on television, they’re sitcoms, situational comedies. The problem is, maybe because they go on every day, Monday through Friday, one-hour format, maybe that’s why they’re labeled as a telenovela. But technically speaking, they’re sitcoms because they’re situational comedies.”

― Jaime Camil

“When you have kids, all your plans, everything that you do is for them to have fun.”

― Jaime Camil

“Hollywood, they make up these Latinos because they have a certain physical type or a certain name or whatever… It’s not that easy. It’s like me wanting to do a movie with an American actor, and I say, ‘Hey listen, I have either Johnny Depp or Carrot Top.’”

― Jaime Camil

“I’ve always been a fan of Five For Fighting’s song ‘Superman.’ It’s like an anthem, and I love it.”

― Jaime Camil

“I love marketing a lot, and I’m very creative when it comes to developing ideas for shows or publicity campaigns.”

― Jaime Camil

“I have friends of mine that are actors or singers, and they’re the classic guys where, they’re onstage, and they’re like, ‘Okay, the blonde in the third row, seat 24, bring her to my dressing room.’ I’ve never, never taken advantage of that, I swear to God.”

― Jaime Camil

“I’m a big fan of fatherhood, and I’m a big fan of my family.”

― Jaime Camil

“I do more comedy, actually. I don’t do the classic novelas.”

― Jaime Camil

“Novelas are very respected in the Latin world.”

― Jaime Camil

“You should never turn your back on the market that gave you notoriety and be who you are and give you the numbers it gives you in the United States. I can’t deny that the success I’ve had in the United States or the success that ‘Pulling Strings’ was due to my work in Latin America.”

― Jaime Camil

“It would be very ungrateful of me to turn my back or stop doing work in Latin America.”

― Jaime Camil

“When you do a good comedy show, you have to understand that if you don’t have drama or sad moments, then the comedy turns into a clowning kind of situation.”

― Jaime Camil

“I love to read scripts. But I am very happy right now to say that I am a working actor. In this town of Los Angeles, the phrase ‘I’m an actor’ is overrated. So, I like to say, ‘I’m a working actor.’”

― Jaime Camil

“I love to be a working actor, and I love to read scripts as they come in. If I find the script or character that is interesting, I want to transform myself into that character.”

― Jaime Camil

“If you want to be an actor because you want to be recognized on the street and have people ask you for autographs, look for another career. If you want to be an actor because you love being on stage and want to capture a person’s heart, go for it.”

― Jaime Camil

“Phenomenons only happen once in a lifetime.”

― Jaime Camil

“I usually decide if I’m going to do a movie based on if I like the script or not. I thought ‘Pulling Strings’ had every single element that a classic romantic comedy needs to be a success. It’s very well written. The cast was amazing. It was a decision I made based on the power of the script.”

― Jaime Camil

“I had opera training for three years, and I have three albums out. I also did a Broadway show. I’m an actor that sings, so it is in my blood. It is in my system.”

― Jaime Camil

“The real mariachis in Mexico are singers like Agustin Lara and Pedro Infante and Jorge Negrete – the Golden Era of Mexican Filmmaking. Mariachis sing very soft and very beautiful. That’s old-school mariachi. They are caressing the songs.”

― Jaime Camil

“When I’m on stage, I feel alive. It’s the most rewarding feeling an actor can live.”

― Jaime Camil

“Perhaps I’ve been perceived more as a romantic comedy actor, but overall, I enjoy acting in any shape or form.”

― Jaime Camil

“I love the stage – the fact that you only have one take to get it right, the interaction with the audience, and how every show is different even though you’re doing the same thing.”

― Jaime Camil

“One of my dreams has always been to be in a Broadway musical.”

― Jaime Camil

“I love theater. That’s what I did in Mexico City. I did a lot of musical theater, and it’s where my heart is.”

― Jaime Camil

“If I had to put in order what I love to do the most, it would be musical theater, movies, and then television.”

― Jaime Camil

“I’m from Mexico, and I’ve heard some horror stories about cast members who can’t stand each other. What we have on ‘Jane’ is a blessing. We do table reads for every single episode one day before it starts to shoot.”

― Jaime Camil

“I do love situational comedy, clowning, and slapstick; I approach that with a lot of respect. The goofier you are, it doesn’t mean you’re going to be funnier.”

― Jaime Camil

“I love a good Steve Martin, Martin Short scene where they’re being super physical – I don’t mean to compare myself – but I relate to their type of comedy because they do crazy stuff but come at it in an honest way.”

― Jaime Camil

“I want Charo to live with me in my house. I want to have her in my pocket whenever I need cheering up.”

― Jaime Camil

“I do more films than television, and in Mexico, they are more situational comedies – not the typical telenovela.”

― Jaime Camil

“In Mexic,o the concept of a sitcom doesn’t actually exist – even if you do a sitcom, technically speaking, because it airs from Monday to Friday, they put it in the telenovela category. But, of course, I am from Mexico and grew up with the telenovela culture.”

― Jaime Camil

“The fact that we are playing Latinos does not mean that you have to be shouting ‘fiesta,’ ‘taco,’ or talking in the same way most Latin characters do in American television.”

― Jaime Camil

“The classic story of the Univision network is the mainstream pretends that the network doesn’t exist, but then when it comes to sweeps or the ratings, they just have millions and millions more viewers than ABC, Fox, and CBS combined; it’s that kind of a success story.”

― Jaime Camil

“I don’t know if I felt successful, but I did feel a difference in my career, or in how people perceive me, or how people reacted on the street right after I did the Mexican version of ‘Ugly Betty.’ That show was a complete success, thank God. It broke historical ratings records in Mexico and also the U.S.”

― Jaime Camil

“I will tell you this much. God himself comes down with his ribs from Heaven, and he distributes them to the TGI Friday’s. And that’s how they get them.”

― Jaime Camil
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