Aspiring actress Laura Surrich first caught our interest this year as an uncredited slave girl in Starz’s scandalous new swords-and-sandals series “Spartacus: Blood and Sand.” Much like Tom Hanks in Cast Away, she held the screen without ever speaking a word of dialogue, relying instead on the universal language of naked boobies to capture her character’s aura.
This month, Surrich returns to our TV screens in writer/director Jason Stutter’s direct-to-DVD horror comedy Diagnosis: Death. The film follows terminally ill English teacher Andre Chang (Raybon Kan) as he subjects himself to experiments in a drug-testing facility previously used as an asylum.
Surrich plays a sexy, morally-challenged one-night stand named Tawny. The part is a speaking role and, yes, includes a sex scene (Yay!).
Surrich tells Clatto exclusively:
I think movie fans will like the quirky humor and different storyline.
My scene was I had just been on a date with Andre. We had met online and it was all about him trying to get into bed with me by taking me out to a lavish dinner. Tawny isn’t all about morals so it ends up with Andre getting what he was after.
Along with Surrich, Diagnosis: Death stars Bret McKenzie, Rhys Darby, and Jemaine Clement, better known collectively as the leads in HBO’s love-it-or-hate-it “Flight of the Conchords.” To see a short clip of Surrich’s performance in the film, check out her promo reel here.
You can read Clatto’s exclusive interview with Laura Surrich here. And, don’t forget to read about Surrich and Lucy Lawless’ extended orgy scene in the upcoming DVD/ Blu-ray release of “Spartacus: Blood and Sand.”
Diagnosis: Death is available now on DVD and Blu-ray disc.