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VIRGINIA WILLIAMS AND SARAH SHAHI AT:USA Network Upfront Presentation May 2, 2011

VIRGINIA WILLIAMS:USA Network Upfront Presentation May 2, 2011
VIRGINIA WILLIAMS AND POWERFUL FRIENDS AT USA Network Upfront Presentation May 2, 2011
THe beautiful Virginia Williams with the BIG BOYS OF NBS!!! (IN HER OWN WORDS) ‘Chris McCumber, Bonnie Hammer, and Jeff Wachtel (NBC Universal/ USA Network execs) w/me and co-star Sarah Shahi’
Virginia Williams, and some cast members of the hit, “Fairly Legal”…and A crazy bunny.
The dazzling Sarah Shahi of USA’s hit show,” Fairly Lega”l, heads up a cast that is augmented by the beautiful Virgina Williams.

“Let’s not fool ourselves, we’re dealing with a nice, light, legal dramody’, explained Virginia Williams, cast member of the hit sitcom, “Fairly Legal”, last Thursday, April 12, 2012, at 5757 Wilshire Blvd, amidst 100 SAG-AFTRA members, at the Screen Actor’s Guild headquarters in Los Angeles, California.

Williams is a litigator and 2nd lead, of the Vancouver, Canada based hit show, “Fairly Legal”,  that is edging its way into America’s hearts on USA’s network. Fairly Legal, a surprise sophmore hit which is about a team of litigators whose lives are interwoven by social, familial, and legal ties. is a slick combination of concerns ranging from torts and one can even get that heart felt “Hall MarkHall of Fame- Card-like” feeling from time to time.

Virginia Williams, a graduate of Fordham University, hailing from Memphis Tennessee,  is a veteran actresss, and singer, having worked in commercials, films, sung on albums, and worked on such soaps as, “One Life to Live”, and “As The World Turns”, before landing the role of a lifetime, playing litigator Lauren Reed, in, the tongue in cheek, lawyerfest “Fairly Legal”.

“I knew that  I nailed the audition, said Williams. “I just felt it”, said the blond bombshell. “Ya’ll should learn to love auditions”, said Williams. “I know it sounds cliche, but”, explained Williams, “It is a chance to do what you love—which is acting—. i know that I would do it for free”.

I asked Virginia what she does to prepare for a role, such as portraying a  Lauren Reed type role. Virginia said, “I am a serious fan of sensory work, such as jumping into a tub of ice, so that you get the feel of that experience. It helps me prepare. I also like the “layering” dynamic, for becoming my character.. As a second lead, I won’t get a chance to show my character too much so I layer my character as much as possible. My  character, Laura didn’t grow up with a silver spoon in her mouth, but I think that even if she has a mean or cold moment, I feel that she still has, which I have to show, a certain sense of  moral integrity;This manifests ,one of  my other tools for preparation—— “personalization”.  In addition, I love using green sheets on each page of my scripts which keeps me in tune with my character.”




The beautiful Virginia William’s character, Lauren Reeds hairdos, makes hair stylists take notice on USA’s hit show, Fairly Legal.   Virginia said that she wants her  character to have a love interest this year and maybe, wear her hair half back, as she wants to “let her hair down” and really let her character grow. She adamantly said that layering must be used irregardless of the story line, as it keeps her character interesting, and that eventually this dynamic shows that “something” that makes her character special. Williams raved of a special writer that was and is her champion. He helped me overcome my challenges from the first season till now.  Williams, having done some directing in the city of Azusa, commented on her burning desire to direct and produce a short film.  She and her husband are going to be going to Europe, and her charity, “Free The Slaves” is very time consuming. “Over 2.5 million women are being sold as sex slaves worldwide, and I want to do something to stop this evil. It is flourishing in India and Napal”, explained Williams.
 In addition to these pursuits Williams, a trained vocalist and veteran of hundreds of commercials,  said that when she returns from Europe she plans to focus on doing some singing and film work. This beautiful talented woman is a solidyfing force on the talent laden hit show, Fairly legal, as her character lends drama as well as humor, backing up the main character, Sarah Shahi, quite well; serving as an awesomely entertaining  one two cinematic punch. The beautiful, former Dallas Cowboy, Shahi, , the !st lead, shoulders the majority of the burden, bringing proof to the masses that this show is here to stay. The entire cast is very talented!.
Consequently, I don’t watch too much television, but as I told Virginia, as we shook hands, before she left SAG headquarters, Fairly Legal is something that I would most certainly watch——I find it revitting and highly entertaining. With Williams infectuous smile, and Shai’s swift retorts and sassiness, this combination is a blend of good old fashioned intensity, great acting, great wrting——-as Williams said most of  the people on a creative level were replaced—-passive-aggressive,  and soft sesual innuendos, immersed in carefully woven legal and social scenarios; a cinematic concoction that wreaks of success.I  highly reccommend it!!!    The beautiful Virginia Williams, of USA’s hit, Fairly Legal, is an actress, humanitarian—working with the charity, Free The Slaves—, andsh  singer.

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