“I feel like everything up until this point has prepared me for this and now I’m ready.”
– T.V. Carpio
ISSUE: Spring 2011
STORY: Linda Lam with reporting by Anna M. Park
Of all the roles T.V. Carpio has played, she likes the role of the mythical eight-legged goddess best.
“It’s a side of me most people haven’t seen yet,” says the Chinese-Filipino American actress who was just promoted to female lead villain, Arachne, in the Broadway “mega-musical” Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, directed by Julie Taymor, music by Bono and The Edge.
The highly anticipated Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark is officially opening next week, March 15. We highlighted the Chinese-Filipina American actress T.V. Carpio in our Spring issue, who is tackling the role of Arachne, Spider-Man’s villainous love. Here, 10 things about T.V. you may not know.
1. She was born Teresa Victoria Carpio, named for her mother, Teresa Carpio, an award-winning Hong Kong performer.
“But my name was initially just T.V. My father said, ‘this T.V. is here,’ because my mother had a TV show at the time and for some reason he just wanted to call me T.V. and mom was appalled by the idea.”