You may remember her from Netflix’s Golden Globe-nominated series Orange Is the New Black, Dasha Polancoin the career of Gimme Shelter, The Cobbler, Joy, The Perfect Match, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, Russian Doll, When They See Us, In the Heights, etc. However, her most recent job was next to the legendary actor.
Dominican actress co-stars next door Sylvester Stallone of SamaritanIn an interview with a Dominican newspaper Listin Diario, Polanco spoke about the project and her colleagues. It’s a different perspective and takes what you’d expect from a superhero movie. It’s unpredictable. The story is action packed and unique. My favorite part was being able to do stunts,” Polanco said.
“I had a lot of fun doing it. I was a mother, but I was able to show some of my skills and I was looking forward to it,” she told the publication. We have Pilou Asbaek, Natacha Karam and other actors and actresses in the cast, led by , and it’s a story we can all relate to.”
Dascha hopes viewers will appreciate the hard work that all the cast put into the film. This is an important movie. In this moment of uncertainty, we all need a little action, a little inspiration, and a little hope. I hope the audience can connect with the story being told,” she said. “That’s also the job of the film as entertainment.”
of Samaritan supervised by Julius Avery and follows the story of a superhero who is believed dead after an epic battle. Influenced to return to action and stop the wave of violence.
of Samaritan, Dasha Polanco, plays Isabel, the mother of a boy who discovers superheroes. “We forget that humans, Latinos, and mothers do a heroic job. Regardless, we managed to move forward,” she said, comparing her role to real life. Sacrifice everything to protect is the essence of this film.”
Polanco also told the publication that working with Sylvester Stallone was the highlight of her career. What an honor for a Latina like me! Imagine how it feels to walk on the set of an action movie and do all the stunts!” she said. “Especially the scene where I have to fight four men and help her son, which I don’t want to give up too much, but there were actually a lot of intense action days on set.
The actress even took the time to share how honored she was to share the screen with Stallone. I think you’re amazing, you meant a lot to me, and his role in Rocky was when he won and said to his son, “I love you!” I want to be an actress! I thought. He was very kind and allowed me to express myself. That was enough. “