Karla Souza Talks Day Shift and Working With Jamie Foxx

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Netflix’s “Day Shift” is not your common vampire-hunting film, and movie star Karla Souza can attest to that. The “The right way to Get Away With Homicide” alum stars within the motion sci-fi-comedy as Audrey, a ruthless, historical vampire boss who simply so occurs to be San Fernando Valley’s strongest real-estate agent, too.

“I felt prefer it was a extremely robust feminine character, and it was breaking that stereotype of what usually is requested of Latinas in these sort of movies.”

“Day Shift,” directed by J.J. Perry, follows blue-collar vampire hunter Bud Jablonski (Jamie Foxx) as he tries to earn sufficient money looking down vampires to stop his spouse (Meagan Good) and daughter (Zion Broadnax) from transferring away from the Valley. Within the course of, he unknowingly kills Audrey’s daughter and should crew up with some unlikely allies — fellow vampire hunter Huge John Elliott (Snoop Dogg) and timid union rep Seth (Dave Franco) — to cease her from killing his household. However Souza’s vampire character nonetheless has secret plans to gentrify town together with her personal blood-thirsty spawns within the wake of her daughter’s loss of life.

Souza is finest identified for enjoying a legislation pupil in her ABC authorized drama, however “Day Shift” is a pleasant change of tempo for the actor. “I actually wished to do an motion film,” she tells hollywoodnewsflash.us. “Usually, in these huge franchise motion motion pictures, the feminine protagonist could be very sexualized. This time, I learn [‘Day Shift”s script] and I assumed, ‘Wow, that is only a robust, bold businesswoman. She’s a mom, taking her land for her household.’ I felt prefer it was a extremely robust feminine character, and it was breaking that stereotype of what usually is requested of Latinas in these sort of movies.”

Karla Souza as Audrey  in Day Shift.

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“Day Shift” is an action-packed flick stuffed with fast-paced battle scenes, so taking part in a personality who was allowed to do her personal stunts was a plus for Souza, together with attending to work with a star-studded solid. Whereas filming, the actor says she particularly linked with costars Franco and Natasha Liu Bordizzo (who performs citizen-turned-vampire Heather), however Foxx and Snoop have been equally welcoming. “Snoop Dogg was the kindest [and] sweetest. Day by day he can be on set, there was a gift for me in my trailer,” Souza shares, including, “Jamie’s an unimaginable, beneficiant chief. He is loopy and has a lot power. My first day on set, I used to be already salsa dancing with him, so I used to be like, ‘Alright, that is going to be enjoyable.'”

Souza admits she needed to do some thorough analysis to arrange for her vampire position as she “did not know any of the principles.” “I did not know they can not have garlic, blink, or cry. There are such a lot of guidelines, and so somewhat than studying up on it, I used to be like, I am simply going to observe a couple of issues,” she provides. “From ‘The Misplaced Boys’ to ‘Solely Lovers Left Alive,’ simply essentially the most random issues of vampires . . . it’s totally overwhelming and daunting. You are like, ‘Are we going to stay as much as the usual of vampire world?’ However I believe we did a fairly good job.”

Doing her personal stunts was one factor, however bodily entering into character was a complete different problem for Souza. “Are you kidding me? I had a lisp each time I had the fangs in. I could not be menacing in any approach; they might make enjoyable of me,” she says, including that “having the contact lenses in, it is like you possibly can barely see. So to behave as if that is my consolation zone and my regular factor, that was somewhat little bit of a stretch for positive.”

Souza makes for a fairly convincing vampire, however even her terrifying character could not cease Foxx and Perry from poking enjoyable at her frills when the cameras stopped rolling. “J.J. and Jamie have been laughing at me once I was speaking,” Souza says of getting to put on fangs. “I used to be attempting to be all menacing, and it simply wasn’t working.”

“Day Shift” is obtainable to stream now on Netflix.

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