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Breana Raquel Chats About Being On Criminal Minds And More

Known for her guest-star role on Criminal Minds, as well as her recurring role on CBS’ Seal Team, Breana Raquel is an actress that is taking over televisions around the country. Raquel, also an impressive singer-songwriter, recently released her debut EP called Beginner’s Love prior to touring with High School Nation this past spring. The multi-talented star is taking advantage of every opportunity coming her way and her success has not gone unnoticed. In an exclusive interview with CelebMix, Breana Raquel opened up about her acting roles, touring and more.
You have guest starred on Criminal Minds! What can you tell us about that experience?

Criminal Minds was such an amazing experience. I had so much fun shooting the episode and being with the cast! It was so fun to be in an episode Matthew Gray Gubler directed too! 

Do you have a favorite role you have played thus far? 

Yes! Bethany (Criminal Minds). She was a very fun character to tackle. Stakes were high in that episode which required me to be very emotional. It’s always fun to push myself. 

When did you first realize that you wanted to be an actress?

I remember as a kid when I found a movie I liked I would be obsessed with trying to play that character. It’s always been a passion of mine. 

Shifting gears a bit, how was it to tour with High School Nation recently?

Tour was amazing! The schools and students had so much energy. It was also a great learning experience for me as a performer. Seeing how my peers responded to my music was awesome. 

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Your first EP, Beginner’s Love, was released earlier this year! What is your favorite song off of that EP and why? 

My favorite song off my EP is “Numb.” I love how intense the beat it. It’s a song everyone can relate to. Wanting to not let someone or something have power over you anymore is basically what the song is saying and that’s why I like it so much. 

I know you were recently diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. How has that journey been thus far and what advice would you give to others who also have the same disease?

My journey with T1D has been really hard. My life changed completely. Learning about my disease and how it specifically effects my body has been challenging. I’m getting better and learning new things all the time. I would tell other people with T1D that no matter how long you’ve had it, it can feel very lonely when you’re the only one having to take a few extra steps to eat and make sure you’re healthy. Make sure you surround yourself with a great support system. Family and friends help me through everything. 

What can fans look forward to in the near or distant future? 

I plan on continuing to work hard at my acting and singing career. I have a few small things in the works that I hope to share with y’all soon! 

Thank you, Breana Raquel, for taking the time to speak with CelebMix.

 

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Listen to her debut EP here.

Find out more about her acting career here.

Written by Alessandra

A music journalist originally from the New York area who loves to speak and write about music of all different genres. The world of sound is filled with endless possibilities and experiences.