Single Ladies’ New Star Denise Vasi Discusses Her New Job

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It’s been two days since we heard that actress Denise Vasi earned a starring role on Single Ladies, and the gorgeous Vasi spoke to Entertainment Weekly about the series today. Here are some of our favorite quotes from the interview as Vasi discussed her exciting new role as Raquel and how she got the job.

Vasi on her character, Raquel:
Raquel is going to come back and stir the pot in a different way and bring some exciting new energy. We don’t wanna say too much.

On her audition process for the role
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When you see a network take so much time and they’re really specific, you know that they care about that show and it makes you wanna get the job even more because you know they appreciate who their audience is and what they’re looking for…I got the great opportunity to screentest with Lisa[Raye McCoy] which was really fun.

On how she got involved with the show:
Obviously the show was a huge success and I had the conversation with my manager. “Let’s keep an eye out if anything comes up even guest-star wise for the show.” A casting sheet went out and I went in and read the first time and I was lucky enough to come back again and read a second time. Then I read in New York and I read one more time in LA. We had a few work sessions and then I screen-tested.

On whether or not she’s a single lady in real life:
Well I’m not a married lady [laughs]. Trust me I’ve done a lot of dating. I’ve got a lot of stories. I definitely have a lot to pull from.

On her resemblance to the show’s former star, Stacey Dash:
We have similar features so that’s a great compliment, yeah.
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