So, when Kelley does show up, the cast knows he has something up his sleeve that is going to push one of the characters a bit, or make the stars uncomfortable in some way. An ironic proposition, given that Portia's own journey was unique, "simply because I didn't grow up with a burning desire to be an actress, De Rossi says smilingly, with her Californian accent in place. De Rossi chose this three-story aerie on the seventh floor of a historic building Marylin Monroe and Rock Hudson once lived here as her first very own home. De Rossi plays on-edge Gina, an actress and professional masseuse who "steals" energy from her celebrity clients. They are what they are. The issues he's raising are issues society is interested in.
De Rossi was attending lay school in her hometown of Melbourne when she landed her first role, in the low-budget Australian film Sirens which starred Hugh Grant.
De Rossi was born in Australia but has lived in Los Angeles for four years and has no trace of an Australian accent. Already he's created episodes dealing with such hot-button topics as interracial romance, lesbianism and a variety of sexual deviancies and fetishes. De Rossi was caught off guard by the scenario, which plays out with the use of a hairbrush in episode two. My friends and I would talk about it. Gina is obsessed with the delusion that Darren Starr stole her ideas for his hit TV shows and Sex in the City, and is determined to draw him "into my web" for retribution.