Initially, I dreamed of being a professional footballer. When I was about 16, I played in a junior league of one of the biggest teams in Italy, but I realised that in order to really make a successful career, I would have to make huge sacrifices that I wasn’t mentally ready for at such a young age, so I decided to leave that path behind. I had a year where I was feeling very down, and a bit depressed, it was a time of trauma and transition. It changed when I saw Will Smith in The Pursuit of Happyness I felt the joy, the strength and the determination of his character, and I wanted to create this same feeling in others that I had felt watching him. Through the movie, I was able to feel this joy and this hope, and everything just changed for me, I knew what I wanted to be.