Meet Veronika London, the Model and Muse Known as the ‘Megan Fox of Hollywood North’
Unless you can rattle off the hundreds of hot models and actresses who have appeared in Maxim and FHM, the name Veronika London probably doesn't ring too strongly of a bell. However, in our little corner of the men's blogosphere, this femme fatale caught our attention earlier this year with a super-sultry photo spread in Maxim. Born in Mexico City and raised in Toronto, London is a 22-year-old up-and-coming actress who's landed roles as a lingerie model in HBO's “Lingerie” and a str*pper in Showtime's “Body Language,” a provocative, behind-the-curtain scripted drama about showgirls. BroBible recently caught up with London to talk about what it would take to land a date with her, why she wants to play a female version of Heath Ledger as The Joker, and how she feels about being crowned as “The Megan Fox of Hollywood North.”
BroBible: Tell us a little bit about Showtime's “Body Language?” What's your character like?
Veronika London: The basic gist of the show is about str*ppers and showgirls and what their lives are all about. The whole concept is how women use their looks for certain things and use mind tricks to get men to give them whatever it is that they want, whether it's money within the job or how they use their sexuality outside of work. My character is a really naive girl who needs to make money. I turn to dancing and do what I have to do.
How did you prepare for that role?
I actually know some people who are dancers, so the best thing to do is to put yourself in that environment so you can really see what it's like. So, going to strip clubs and talking to them to pick up on their mannerisms and how they are really thin skinned so pretty much putting yourself in that environment.
You're also known for your role in “How to Cook Like a Porn Star.” Could you describe the movie to us?
It's a Canadian indie movie I shot about an ex-adult entertainment star and how you're pretty much over the hill when you turn 25 in that industry. She built a franchise based off her image, so she pretty much uses her looks and brains to get ahead. She plays dumb sometimes, but in reality she's pretty smart. I see that with a lot of celebrities these days who play that role.
So, for example, what celebrities would you say play that role as a career move?
That role itself reminded me of Pamela Anderson. She made a whole brand of her image.
In another interview you said it was your dream to play a female version of Heath Ledger as The Joker. How do you envision that character?
Most villains are pretty fearless and they have fun with what they do. They know they inflict pain on others, but when others inflict pain on them, they just mock them. They are always ahead of the game. I like those traits because they just have fun by causing trouble.
So you're drawn to dark roles?
Totally. I feel that I can just pop into those roles pretty easily.
You've have been titled “the Megan Fox of Hollywood North.” How did the comparison come about?
I kinda laugh about that. I don't even know how to even explain it. I guess there were some pictures where we kinda looked alike and some Toronto papers started to compare us. The first time I read it, I didn't even know who Megan Fox was. I really didn't pay any attention until “Transformers” came out.
Are you drawn to similar roles as Fox?
I am more attracted to the psychological roles. I don't care much about as looking hot.
What actresses do you dream of working with?
Well I'm a huge fan of Angelina Jolie because I would like to see what she's like on set and how she prepares for her characters. I'm very much drawn to how people prepare.
What about actors? Is there a male co-star you would like to appear on screen with?
I've always loved Robert De Niro and Al Pacino. To work with them I would be in heaven.
What TV show would you like to appear on?
I am actually a huge fan of “True Blood.” I would really like to do a vampire-type show because it's all about eyes and seducing people with your mind.
What about directors?
Definitely David Lynch. I'm a big fan of Martin Scorsese. I love “The Departed.” I find his lead roles are very empathic and trying to be accepted into society so I'm very drawn to his shooting style.
What traits does a guy need to have to land a date with you?
Apart from confidence, a good sense of humor and being stable emotionally and mentally because in general people don't know how to control their emotions. Someone who has a purpose in life and isn't lost or scattered.