Known for playing a handful of badass villain roles, PlayboyDotCom’s “Femme on Fire” has recently been seen as street fighting mutant Callisto in X-Men: The Last Stand, Turtle’s fling Alex in Entourage, and the deadly Maya in Heroes. Premium Rush had the beaut tearing through traffic on a fixie like there was no tomorrow. “Femme on Fire,” indeed.
We recently hung out with Dominican-born Dania Ramirez to talk about joining the American Reunion crew, her perpetual role as the new girl, and being in tune with her sexuality. Here’s an excerpt of the piece, below:
Playboy.com: Tell us about playing (former) band geek Selena in American Reunion?
Ramirez: It was very exciting for me, because I’ve been a fan of the movie since 1999. I sort of have familiarity with the other characters because I was supposed to have gone to school with them. I was in band and the ugly duckling back in high school, and now I’ve turned into the swan. It was really cool! I get to have this love interest too as well with Finch. That was awesome!
Playboy.com: Did you feel like the new girl with such an established ensemble cast?
Ramirez: I like being the new girl on set! I love it because there’s no pressure. The mood on set was always laid back, everyone’s joking. I was born in the Dominican Republic and I moved to the States when I was ten. So I’ve had that experience of walking into a school and being around people who have known each other before; it’s not that different. It happens on other ensemble casts, when I was on Entourage that was already happening and on the Sopranos too.
Playboy.com: This is the cast of American Reunion, there must be some crazy things that happened off screen?
Ramirez: Not much aside from Jason Biggs and the guys pretending to masturbating on a regular basis while we were shooting scenes. [laughs] You know what I mean? It’s not like it’s supposed to be raunchy for no reason. We shot it in Atlanta during the summer so there’s a lot of skin. I’m originally from an island so I’m like, “bikini? Whatever, let’s do it!” [laughs]
Read the rest of the interview HERE.
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