with Yvonne Arias
Yvonne Arias is a rising star who has recently performed
in several Independent features including Gamers. She is quickly the
first to admit that Gamers is by far the best of the lot. She has even
been overheard saying Gamers was a life changing experience that she
wouldn’t trade for the world. She has also appeared in several national
television shows including: Passions, Scrubs and ER.
In Gamers she portrays Veronica, the girlfriend of an
Argentinean named Fernando.
1. What made you decide to audition for
the film Gamers?
I heard the amazingly talented Christopher Folino was directing and I
couldn't help myself.
2. Tell us a little bit about your
character, Veronica, and how you prepared for the role.
Veronica is a down girl. she knows what she wants and she knows how to
get it and she will not take any lip. As for preparing, I worked with
the real Fernando and he gave me some insight into the type of person
veronica is, but I also added my own flavor to it based on how I
interpreted her character in the script.
3. Do you consider yourself a Diva?
4. Tell us about your experience meeting
and working with the real Fernando.
Fernando's cool and he helped me and Joe out a lot with our Spanish and
giving us background info about our characters. He was there with us for
every take making sure we felt good about our Spanish dialogue. It was
challenging because I'd never played an Argentinean so having him on set
to familiarize us was great.
5. What was it like being the only female
in your scenes and being surrounded by such
Honestly... I couldn't focus. between every take I had to take a private
moment, take deep breaths and do positive affirmations to get me back on
track. Their hotness was so intense.
6. What was your favorite moment during
It was pretty funny during the parrot scene in the restroom when I was
jumping up and down yelling and screaming and my dress fell down.
7. Tell us about the challenges of having
bi-lingual scenes, but not knowing Spanish.
Well, I'm semi-fluent, but the challenge with this project was that
veronica is from Argentina and the Spanish I know is Mexican. Fernando
was really helpful in this area. He made sure certain words were kept in
line with the Argentinean culture.
8. How did you like working with such a
talented director like Christopher Folino?
Do you even have to ask. I was ecstatic. No, but seriously, Chris was
great to work with and considering our time schedule and other factors,
it was pretty amazing how he kept his composure.
9. Have you ever played any role-playing
10. If you could have dinner with anyone,
living or dead (no relatives or religious figures), who would it be and
Woody Allen. He's a comic genius. If you can make someone laugh
consistently, that's huge.