I’ve known Liz for about 8 years after meeting her at a party with our friend Lindsay. She was loud, wild, and dressed as a slutty nurse if I remember correctly. It was a Halloween party!(or was it?) Anyway, I loved her immediately. She had no inhibitions and she was ready for anything. I’m weirdly drawn to people like that so LA is the perfect place for me to live. Since our first encounter I have thoroughly enjoyed becoming friends with her and watching her acting career explode.
She recently walked the red carpet with Antonio Banderas, Juliet Binoche, and Lou Diamond Phillips for the The 33. Um, hello? That’s awesome! The film is based on real-life events after 33 Chilean miners were trapped underground for 69 days. Of course I had to hear all the dirt on how she got the part and how sexy Antonio Banderas is in person. Hint: Real Sexy.
For such a funny gal, Liz is admittedly more comfortable in drama than in comedies. But some of her funniest scenes IMO, were as “Maria” in Eastbound and Down. As “Maria” she had to get naked, a lot. So naturally I wanted to know how she did that. I can’t even look at myself when I get out of the shower! So in this episode we chat about what’s it’s like as a woman to appear naked on-screen, and how that feeling can differ from set-to-set, and depending on who’s producing.
We also talk about what life is like as a character actress in this town. We actually compete for parts sometimes which is crazy bananas because we are very different people,. But we are the same “types” in Hollywood. I’m assuming it’s because casting can tell we are both amazing and talented and doesn’t care that she is more brown and skinnier than me. As they shouldn’t! I love running into her at auditions because she gets it. She gets how this town works, and she doesn’t take it personally or obsess over it like a coo coo bird. She knows that if she gets a part how lucky she is. She also knows that when she doesn’t, it’s okay. It’s someone else’s chance to be lucky. I think that’s her carefree attitude shining through and it’s served her very well.
I’m 100% positive you will enjoy my conversation with Liz because we clearly had a good time. It felt like two friends having a power gossip sesh, which is exactly what it was! You can follow Liz on Twitter @edrazzo, and find her on Facebook. And be sure to check out her new show called “IdiotSitter” coming to Comedy Central in the spring. She’ll also be in a new movie called “The Greasy Stranger“, yes, that’s the title, produced by Elijah Wood. This girl is on fiyaaaaaa!