Yara Martínez plays “Ms. Lint”


Christian Gollayan (New York Post) writes “Playing the bad girl makes this actress ‘Tick’” speaking about Puerto Rican thespian Yara Martínez, who “stars as supercharged Ms. Lint on Amazon’s The Tick.” The performer says that she is thrilled to play a supervillain:

“I was really happy I got to play a supervillain. I realize how badly I wanted to,” says Yara Martinez of her new role in Amazon’s adaptation of the comic book “The Tick,” which premieres Friday. The show follows a dweeby accountant who enlists the help of the brawny superhero of the title to fend off a band of supervillains who threaten to take over the city.

Martinez, 37, who’s best known as the emotionally distraught Dr. Luisa Alver on “Jane the Virgin,” plays Ms. Lint, head of a weapons smuggling ring, who can shoot electricity and zap her opponents, sporting a creepy glass eye that pops out when she’s angry. And because her static power attracts a buildup of particles, makeup artists had to pound loads of lint on her.

[. . .] “The Tick” was filmed in New York City, and Martinez says she’s come a long way since moving to the city from Miami more than a decade ago to pursue acting. “I remember a very different inner-monologue in my head when I was walking to wait tables and how much I hated it, as opposed to leaving my trailer to go to set and play a supervillian,” says Martinez, who’s currently based in LA. “That in itself is extremely rewarding.”

[Photo by David Giesbrecht; New York Post.]

For full article, see http://nypost.com/2017/08/24/tick-villain-has-weirdest-super-power-ever/

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