While supreme athleticism and aesthetically pleasing dance routines are the building blocks of Hit The Floor, Charlotte Ross is most interested in the strong female characters. As Olivia Vincent, director of the prestigious Los Angeles Devil Girls, she works to maintain her authority over certain conniving team members and otherwise handsy sports stars, without barely breaking a sweat. “I think that James [LaRosa] is a wonderful writer for many reasons, but one of his strengths is writing female characters,” Ross tells VH1.
Even though Olivia is in a position of power, she still has to deal with being on the receiving end of Jelena’s eye daggers from time to time. (You’re not the only one, Ahsha.) Watch Ross speak to breaking female stereotypes and embodying a fully realized character in the video above.
Hit The Floor premieres on Monday, May 27 at 9/8 C.