She’s the fabulous actress who plays the fan-favorite role of Maggie Hollister in FOX’s highly-acclaimed series, Deputy. Say hello to the outstanding Valeria Jauregui! From an unforgettable quinceañera to having her dad meet her boyfriend for the first time, we always enjoyed getting to see what Maggie was up to in each episode of Deputy. Jauregui truly shined portraying her fantastic role. The 17-year-old defines what it is like to be a multi-talented, young lady. Aside from being a wonderful actress, Jauregui is also an excellent singer, dancer and model. In fact, she was even a finalist in La Voz Kids USA. Jauregui has shared several cover videos on her Instagram account, and needless to say, you will instantly find yourself mesmerized by her phenomenal vocals. She’s beautiful inside and out and one gifted gal – the sky is the limit for the amazing Valeria Jauregui and her brilliant career in the entertainment world!
Alexisjoyvipaccess had a stellar time interviewing Valeria Jauregui all about what her favorite episode is that she’s worked on from Deputy, a moment that sticks out to her the most from working on the show and so much more only in our VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE interview. Jauregui even revealed which actor and actress she would like to work with in a future project – see what she had to say in our VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE interview below.
Read my VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE interview with the lovely Valeria Jauregui below and be sure to follow her on Instagram: @Valeria_Jauregui.
Alexisjoyvipaccess: Congratulations on all of the terrific success with your career! Can you tell us what inspired you to focus your life around acting?
Valeria Jauregui: I was a timid child in public and really outgoing in my room and where I felt comfortable. My mom, who has always had an unwavering faith in me, pushed me to audition for theatre, and that’s sort of where it all began. I guess I just felt such a rapturous joy when acting that I never wanted to stop. I’m also a very demonstrative person by nature, so that helps.
Alexisjoyvipaccess: We love watching you in FOX’s series, Deputy. Do you have a favorite episode that you’ve worked on from the show?
Valeria Jauregui: I loved shooting the quinceañera and I think that was my favorite episode to watch. My favorite to film was probably episode 12 because of the car scene I got to do with my TV mom, Yara Martinez. I admire and love her so much, and that was my most extended scene with her. It was also fun to shoot a scene in a moving car.
Alexisjoyvipaccess: Is there a moment that sticks out to you the most from working on Deputy?
Valeria Jauregui: So many, but if I had to choose one, it would probably be working with the horses. It’s not every day that we got to shoot on location, and when we did, getting to see how the crew would use intricate equipment to film was very interesting. Doing scenes while on a horse just added so much to the acting; and it was something I had never experienced before.
Alexisjoyvipaccess: A fun fact about you is that you also competed in La Voz Kids USA. What was that experience like for you?
Valeria Jauregui: Still, to this day, one of the best experiences of my life. I spent most of my seventh grade year in Orlando filming the show. The experience taught me a lot of things that I still carry with me today – vocal discipline, like not drinking milk or eating anything dairy that would cause mucus to keep a clean throat, and getting enough rest every night to be able to wake up to our 5:00 AM vocal training classes. I learned essential things like breath control, choreography, and how to handle a mic. I still keep in contact with my closest friends from the competition. I have dear memories from it that I will never forget.
Alexisjoyvipaccess: You were a part of music icon Daddy Yankee’s team in La Voz Kids USA. Is there something that you learned from him that really stuck with you as a musician?
Valeria Jauregui: I do remember in one of our rehearsals that he told me I was a really good performer and dancer, and that, at the end of the day, you don’t have to have the most perfect voice if you know how to put on a show!
Alexisjoyvipaccess: Who are some of your musical inspirations?
Valeria Jauregui: David Gilmore, John Lennon, Lennon Stella, Taylor Swift, Olivia Rodrigo (she’s my age and posts videos of her singing songs she writes and they’re all fascinating), Eloise, Lana Del Rey, Led Zeppelin, Billy Joel, and many more. Those are just the few I thought of at the top of my mind.
Alexisjoyvipaccess: Going back to your acting career, what would be your dream role to portray?
Valeria Jauregui: I would love to play Audrey Hepburn in a movie version of her life. I’ve always loved and admired her so much and getting to portray her would be a dream come true.
Alexisjoyvipaccess: If you could work alongside any other actor / actress in a future project, who would you like it to be?
Valeria Jauregui: Natalie Portman – I think she is so incredible, timeless and such a good actress and person. I am also a huge fan of Lin-Manuel Miranda. Everything about that man is amazing, and I believe he is one of the geniuses among us. Just to live in the same era as him is wonderful.
Alexisjoyvipaccess: Lastly, if you could bring out one message to all of your fans, what message would that be?
Valeria Jauregui: Stay true to yourself and never limit your learning – there is always something to learn to expand your mind and acting space. It will get hard and you’ll have to make sacrifices, so make sure you really love it. When you love something, the hard things won’t matter much.