You may know La La Vasquez from her veejaying work or hosting on shows like Flavor of Love and For The Love of Ray Jay– or for her marriage to basketball star Carmelo Anthony.
Vasquez- who was tweeting up a storm prior to the much-ballyhooed Kardashian nuptials this weekend- says she’s ready to move up from the “of Love” genre of shows and into acting. The veejay-turned-reality-show host says she’s “going to make it in that space,” referring to acting, and is already working on a film version of the wildly successful Steve Harvey book Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man.
Vasquez says that despite her extensive resume in Hollywood, it’s difficult to get casting directors and agents to take her seriously when it comes to getting roles:
“It’s the most challenging thing I have to do. People just want to see things one way. When I go to these auditions, I feel like I have to prove myself 10 times over… acting is a challenge.”
“I have to break all these barriers. When you win a role, like the Steve Harvey role, it’s so satisfying. I teared up, and that’s not usually me.”
Vasquez hasn’t stepped out of the VH1-couples genre entirely- her show La La’s Full Court Life premieres tonight at 9 on the network, and profiles her marriage to Anthony and their daily trials and tribulations. But it’s not the only thing on Vasquez’s plate- she plans to star in an Off Broadway production of Love, Loss and What I Wore beginning October 5th.
Below is Vasquez’s newest project- a “Funny or Die” video in which she stages a feminist rally.