I was watching something over the weekend, not sure which of what I was watching, but it made me think about how character actors can appear in several movies, shows and whatnot and yet you can always point a finger at the screen and say, "Oh, that's the dude who..." and fill in the blank with not their name but something else they've done. The funny thing about this week's Hot Or Not selection is that I can surprising always recognize her face but can't place her in what she's done.
When Natalie Zea shows up to a red carpet or gets cast in another short-lived role on a television show that might be as short-lived as their characters, I think to myself, "Oh, that's Natalie Zea!" I don't think of her as an actress, I just place her face and know that she's an actress. Does this seem weird?
I think that this reaction of mine might be attributed to the fact that Zea was a regular on the old soap opera "Passions," one of the favorites that my friend's abuelita liked watching that wasn't a telenovela. She would tell me, after watching a scene, that "You white people are crazy." I couldn't argue with her. I also couldn't explain to her about how Zea had replaced the previous actress who used to be in the exact same role. Best I could come up with was that all white people look alike.
That's where I have this love/hate thing going on with Zea. She's not a particularly zazzy, stand-out kind of actress. I had to check the credits to make sure it was her when I tuned into "Justified." And "The Following." And "Hung." And gosh, she really is hot but in that sort of way which makes you think that she could be just about anyone. Is that a good or a bad thing becomes the conundrum.
What do you think of Natalie Zea?