Lourdes! What a sweet, sweet woman! Lourdes lived up to her
word and gave me the below interview!
Delarosa Benedicto was born in
JANE BADLER's birthplace, Brooklyn, NY! (so was Ilana!)
Lourdes is a Scorpio. Tssss, beware!
recognize her from her stints on "24," "Numb3rs," "Cashmere
Mafia," "The Nine," "Dawson's Creek," "ER," "NYPD Blue," "Law
and Order," and the movie "Drive Me Crazy" with
07/24/09 - Just heard an update from
LOURDES BENEDICTO (Valerie
Stevens!) She will be attending the TCAs in Pasadena, CA
July 28-31, 2009 at the
Hotel. The Television Critics
Association (TCA) Tours provide credentialed television writers and trade
reporters with a preview of upcoming high-quality, original cable programming
and an opportunity to speak with talent and network executives.
INTERVIEW WITH ILANA
you audition for your role in "V" or were you offered the part outright?
LB: Yes, I
auditioned for the role.
you watch "V" when it originally aired in 1983-1985? If not, have you
seen the two mini-series and series? If yes, what are your thoughts on
the original vs. the new pilot script? If no, are you planning on
watching the original in the near future?
LB: I have a vague
recollection of the original mini series, but I was young at the time
and don't think I watched the entire thing or even understood it.
Please give insight into your "V" character. Example: does your
character have any flaws or weaknesses.
LB: Valerie is a
psychologist and therefore has a very scientific and practical mind.
When the "Visitors" arrive she is skeptical, yet amazed.
do you relate to your character in real life, if at all?
LB: I've always
considered myself as having a practical view on life, and yet just like
Valerie- I have a broad emotional life as well, I guess that is what
makes me an actor.
What's your average day like shooting "V?"
LB: I have only shot
the pilot so far and don't have enough days to speak about an average.
But if we get picked up, I will let you know.
Please share anything funny (blooper-like) that's happened during your
LB: Didn't have
did you get into acting? If you could be anything other than an actor,
what would you be?f
LB: I have loved
acting from my first play in elementary school to now. I studied at
Carnegie-Mellon Univ. in Pittsburgh. It was a conservatory program for
drama. Loved being on stage. Then I came to LA and started to work in
TV. My second favorite thing that I do is being a mom.
were you interests when you were in school as opposed to now? Example:
favorite subject or sport. Has that changed in time or still the same?
LB: Time has not
changed that much- still love to act, did that all through school and
still love to be active. Played sports in school and I love working out
and staying in shape.
are your favorite book authors and musicians?
LB: I like fictional
history, as a fun read- like Phillip Gregory's books. I love Coldplay.
anyone ever given you advice when you were a child that's stuck with you
forever? If so, what was the advice?
LB: Work as if
everything depends on it and pray as if everything depends on it.