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Mexican actor Sebastián Zurita was born into the arts. "It's weird because I don't really k now any other type of upbringing," he chuckles. "For me, it was natural. Back in the day, it was the golden era of soap operas and TV back in Mexico. We couldn't go out that much, the day-to- day was going to sets and being in the movies. It was really interesting for a k id to watch and grow up around that, but also, you have the thing that your family is really public and there are small private moments. It's k ind of a weird upbringing in a way, but I loved it," he says. H is mother, Christian Bach, and father, Humberto Zurita -- both household names-- introduced him to an industry he would fall in love with at a young age. Now 33 years old, Sebastián founded Addiction House, a production company, with his younger brother Emiliano. This summer, they launched the mini-series Cómo Sobrevivir Soltero on Amazon Prime —which Sebastián wrote, co-directed, and starred in. But Sebastián still remembers the days when he would hound his parents about casting him in the soap operas they produced. All he wanted to do was act. "I knew since I was a little kid that I was going to be an actor. I enjoyed being on set so much, just pretending to play different characters," he says. "'You have to be a kid. You're going to have plenty of time to work. And now, you have to educate yourself and play around,'" he recollects his parents telling him. After a lot of asking, Sebastián finally got his wish. At 10 years old, he made his first television appearance on Cañaveral de Pasiones. He remembers his parents telling him, "If you really like it, we will support you" —and they did. Even though his parents had successful careers, they managed to make time for Emiliano and him. "Both my parents would take turns, depending on who was working, the other one would stay home. Something they did was that if I had a competition or any thing, they made sure they would always prioritize family first." Family has always been important to Sebastián, which is why it's no surprise that he teamed up with his brother to create Cómo Sobrevivir Soltero.

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