Models transitioning their talent to the big and small screen is nothing new. Among others, Paulina Porizkova made one of many silver screen appearances alongside Tom Selleck in Her Alibi, but now she’s back for even more.
In between blogging for Modelinia, writing, spending time with her family, and being, you know Paulina fabulous, she’s signed up to appear on As the World Turns! The supermodel will play Clarissa, a character who’s been involved with Simon, played by Paul Leyden. Her soap opera debut will air on January 5, 2010, and this is one soap we’ll be watching, fake TV drama and all.
Conveniently she popped into Modelinia today, so we grabbed Paulina to chat about her new role. “It was such a weird deal to be on a soap opera. Why haven’t I been on one before? It’s so fun. My agent called me and said, ‘Do you want to be on a soap opera?’ and I said, ‘Uh, yea!’ I never watched soap operas, so that’s one bit of TV I wasn’t addicted to. So then I started watching it and I got completely addicted. Now I have to find out what happens! Is the ghost of Brad going to pursue Henry? It takes an hour out of my day that I can’t be without. I knit while I do it.” As for her character, Clarissa, it’s all about the evil plotting. “She comes to try to get Simon back who is the con man on the show. He tries to go straight for the love of his life, Katie, and I come back just when he’s working his hardest.”
Watch out for the evil version of Paulina, in Clarissa form! It’s pure acting talent, because she’s quite honestly the nicest person in real life.