New York, NY - Marilyn Cortez, a new Latin bombshell in the scene. A New York actress who hails from Panama, has just made a an appearance for several minutes as the Nanny Marina in a new HBO series called Clear History, alongside Larry David and John Hamm.
“I have been watching Seinfeld for many years. Meeting and working with Larry David was very exciting “Marilyn
The audition process was competitive and had attracted seasoned actors. Initially, they were looking for a nanny of Asian or African-American descent. But Marilyn auditions and call backs took the breath away from the producer in the room and even Larry David himself.
‘The whole process was a fantastic experience” Marilyn. The producer and the casting were equally amazed. One member of the casting team loved her comedic timing and said that she possessed a sexy Spanish accent.
Cortez auditioned for the role in 2012. It was not until the fourth audition that she entered the room, to find that she was auditioning next to the king of comedy himself Larry David. “It was all improvisation, and towards the end of the audition, my boobs became the center of attention because of their size. Mr. David was respectful of course, and I joked at how big they can look sometimes, basically I reacted to what he said to me” Marilyn
Hair and make-up took a few visits before filming, to figure it out how to do the hair, which in the end, Larry David had the final say. “My hair was pulled and twisted in many different ways to get the final product” Marilyn
“Larry David and John Hamm were very nice and down to earth” Marilyn
“After a few days of not hearing anything from the call backs, I thought that they had already cast the part and forgot all about it, it took me by surprise when I got the call a few months later telling me that I got the part” Marilyn.
As a Latina Actress, Cortez says that in all of her auditions, her accent has been an asset and only two times has been asked to make her accent slightly heavier. Cortez also ventured into producing films, “producing a film is a lot of work, but I love the process” Marilyn. Cortez has also appeared in several film as a stunt women such as R.I.P.D, Underdog and other films, “I love doing stunts, it gives me a great excuse to be in shape” Marilyn
Cortez recently graduated from Rhode Island College with a Bachelors in Marketing, and is currently learning Chinese. She is a martial artist, a yogi, salsa dancer and a globetrotter.
“I love salsa and reggae, I love dancing in general. I love the people I meet in my travels, I love learning about their culture and history, thankfully I not only have read about this places in my history books and school, but had the blessing to visit those countries as well “Marilyn
“I just auditioned for a role in Law & Order SVU, for the part of a young Hispanic wife, the character had a name and last name, and that was great for me. I usually get call in to audition for the nanny, nurse, young wife, sexy Latin maid etc. My auditions after Clear History has gotten a lot better and more frequent which is a great” Marilyn
For more information about Marilyn visit http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1984317/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1
Zev Abramson, New York,