Cuban and Venezuelan actress Genesis Rodriguez is known for her work in telenovelas such as Dame Chocolate, but today her work as Angie in the action-thriller Man On a Ledge will be making some heads turn. The 24-year-old spoke with Latina.com exclusively to dish on the film, tapping into action mode, and why she wouldn’t want to stand on that ledge!
What do you hope people get out of watching Man On a Ledge?
Obviously, my character is Latina. She’s a strong Latina. She’s funny. She’s tough. She has this banter all day with Joey, in the movie, and she provides a comic relief to the film. She’s a little firecracker.
How would you have reacted to standing on that ledge for the whole movie?
It’s not so much the height. I went up there for the height. I would say it’s the windburn or the cold that I would suffer, you know? You can’t go to the bathroom when you want to. You’re on a ledge! You’re stuck up there. Luckily all my scenes were shot in a studio.
Was it easy to tap into action mode?
Actually, it was the first time I had done anything like this. Coming from telenovelas, the acting is basically from your forehead to your neck so I have never been used to running around and repelling and blowing up things. I was having the time of my life. I love doing action films!
Do you feel like a crossover actor?
I have no idea what it feels like yet. My movie comes out today. I’m terrified, but I’m very excited. I hope people like me and I hope people like me in a different genre. You just wish for the best.
Man on a Ledge is in theaters nationwide today.