Rising Starlet: Larissa Vereza

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Larissa Vereza is the sort of cutie we’ll be entranced with faster than you can say “linda menina”, proving just how much of a lovely girl she is. Thank the lucky stars, 2014 has given us this Brazilian beauty who is poised to win hearts in the US and soon internationally. She may have just crossed over to Hollywood with her leading lady role in “Android Cop” but there’s already tons of buzz attached to her status as a enchanting newcomer. Set in a futuristic city, “Android Cop” sees Larissa star as Helen Jacobs, daughter of Mayor Jacobs (Emmy Winner Charles S. Dutton) who joins a cop (Michael Jai White) and his robotic partner in investigating why disease is prevalent in the Zone, a restricted section of the city. The relationship between her and her Mayor father however is not as straightforward as it seems and provides the twist in this actioner. Riding on the coattails of the resurrection of dystopian sci-fi flicks with the “Robocop” remake, “Android Cop” pits the cyborg police as a sidekick of a human rather than the titular hero. With its premiere on the SyFy Channel, VOD, DVD and Blue Ray, there’s plenty of reasons to watch and be captivated by Larissa. This would of course include her kissable lips and effervescent smile that can warm any heart.

As audiences will discover by visiting the LARISSA VEREZA OFFICIAL SITE, she’s accomplished in a great many things, with her ability as a multi-instrumentalist being one of her gifted talents. She’s also in the midst of directing and producing her original film script, “A Dream without a Destiny.” Known for her intelligence and intensity onscreen, Larissa can easily handle the dramatic undertones of a story. With the “Machete” films introducing a bevy of Latin American actresses, it wouldn’t be presumptious of us to think she could be cast in the next installment “Machete Kills Again… In Space!” if it ever gets developed. I think she would do just as amazing in a zany comedy as she has done in her previously more serious appearances onscreen. So i say Muito obrigado to Larissa for gracing us with her most beguiling presence…:)

Austin Film Fest 2013 Spotlight: Rising Starlet Jacqueline Claire

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Engaging and tempting is the bewitching duality that JACQUELINE CLAIRE conveys with such irresistible fervency. As she has done onscreen, JACQUELINE is ever the perennial tease in her short film “The Dalliance” which is screening on Oct 25th. You can see a scene from her reel (above) taken from the feature and she’s saucy throughout in foxy, black garb. If death ever came in such a stunning form as Jacqueline, many would gladly draw their last breath. In “The Dalliance”, the concept of life and death is re-imagined as a thing of beauty. She’s a picture of delectable hotness embodying the flirtatious nature of the Grim Reaper which reflects on how people are dicing with death at every waking moment.

She has appeared in one of my favorite shows “Friday Night Lights” but it’s the intimate stories that see JACQUELINE in her element. Take her role as the unlucky Magdalena in “A Kiss Before You Go” who suffers an act of sexual violence, causing a mental breakdown that blurs the line of reality. I like to encapsulate her appeal as an actress by lauding her as a kissable cutie with eye-catching substance.

Here’s Jacqueline talking about her part in “The Dalliance” and she also gives us a sneak peek of her upcoming projects:

I’m honored to have played a role in brining The Dalliance together.What began as a humble passion project among friends took on a life (wink wink) of it’s own and became a beautiful and proactive (as in thought-provoking) work of art in the hands of Eduardo Garcia and KE films.

Early on in the development of my character I realized I couldn’t just play “death”. I couldn’t just be a “force”, I had to find her humanity and get in touch with her desires (among other things, I gave her a real name.) My director really pushed me to find my own source of power and strength to play her (I jokingly called it my “black swan” moment). Death is in one sense supremely untouchable. She holds the ultimate cards, so to speak. But, without peer or friend, she is also extremely lonely. This was her source of vulnerability and why she opens herself up to Elliott in the first place.

It was wonderful fun being her (Natasha is the name she gave for Death). I’m so grateful to my friend David for writing the original draft and Eduardo for challenging me. I also owe gratitude to the band The Soldier Thread for the song “Matador” that always made me feel empowered and put me where I needed to be.

I’ve just relocated to Los Angeles, CA. I have a couple of projects on the horizon, including another collaboration with David Harper on a Webseries he is developing, were we will revisit our cat and mouse chemistry in a noir detective comedy, and “Enduro” with PadThai Productions, where I’ll be a core cult member.