We had the good fortune of connecting with Omar Lopex and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Omar, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
A mix of narcissism, stubbornness & aversion to steady income all had a hand in directing me towards this Path to Glory which we collectively call “The Arts”.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
How did I get to where I am today: I’ve been likened (not only by my own grandmother but by many people’s grandmothers) to a brown, obese, bald Cary Grant. So, besides my killer good looks, I’d credit my success to my blackmailing anyone that makes the mistake of taking me into their confidence & threats of physical violence to my competitors. On overcoming challenges: It’s all about what’s in here (points to head & heart & gut simultaneously). I don’t want to jinx anything or count my eggs before they hatch, so I’ll just say this: I decided that I was literally awesome, for sure. Going into any challenge with that sort of mindset, you cannot fail. I mean, you can fail, yes, in a literal sense. But in a metaphorical sense, I think maybe you cannot fail. On my brand: There’s that Groucho Marx line, “I don’t want to belong to any club that would accept me as one of its members” –but that’s not a problem for me. Nobody is inviting me into any clubs. The furthest I’ve got with the Industry is some over the sweater stuff.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Go see a movie at Digital Gym Cinema, get a cheeseburger at Nunu’s & go to Tijuana.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Shoutout to my mother & grandmother & all the bullheaded, good-looking women in my family who passed their genes on to me.