In our Summer 2011 issue, we featured Greek actress Dilshad Vadsaria, who will be making her big screen debut in the new Jesse Eisenberg film 30 Minutes or Less this August. Here, more of our conversation with the actress.
Audrey Magazine: What do you love about Rebecca Logan?
Dilshad Vadsaria: At first it was difficult to play her. I would say to my fellow cast members, okay, now I have to be mean to you. As an actor, I had to figure out what her background would be and I took it from there. I wrote a lot about her, had a lot of pictures of what I thought her home would look like, and tried to get as detailed as possible so she became a well-rounded person with a core of misunderstanding.
AM: What was it like working on Greek from season one to taping the season finale of Greek?
DV: I have to admit I haven’t watched the last season of Greek yet. It takes me awhile to sit down and actually watch myself. I procrastinate. Our showrunner, Sean Smith, has the DVDs ready for me and I have to go pick them up from him. I think I’m ready. So I have to go on how I felt about Rebecca. In the beginning, she was very much the girl to hate, but along the way she gave people something to think about.
We thought we were done in season three so we shot two different endings. So everyone had their moment to say goodbye. Then we found out that we were coming back. What was wonderful is that the network gave us an opportunity to come back and tie up the story lines and really give these characters a good goodbye. The other ending that we shot, I hear will be on the DVD. It ended up being nuttier for me because I got the role on 30 Minutes or Less and I ended up having to fly back and forth while we were shooting the finale of Greek.
AM: Can you share some funny moments from the film?
DV: Nick Swarsdon made up this line that’s near the end of the movie that is hilarious. He had a fire pack on his back that he needs to put it down. Jesse and I were off-camera and laughing every time because he’s trying to be serious about. I don’t think Jesse and I got through one take without us laughing. I felt bad. Nick had to deal with us. Aziz Ansari would do great impersonations. Every time he would bust into them, Jesse, Ruben [the director], and I were just rolling on the ground. It’s priceless. You don’t get tired of it and your stomach hurts.
– Jennifer Chen