Mia Maestro plays Dr. Nora Martinez in the new FX television series "The Strain" and in a recent interview she disclosed how different the vampires are in the show produced by Guillermo del Toro as compared to what viewers are generally accustomed to and revealed an enjoyment of her character.
In "The Strain" the vampires are in her view brutal and violent in a manner that is very different and such a comment coming from Mia Maestro, a woman who has some experience in shows with vampires considering her roles "The Twilight Saga" franchise has caused some entertainment insiders to put "The Strain" on their list of television shows that they will have to be aware of.
She noted how when she watched the pilot she became scared watching it to the point that she decided to not venture into the basement of the house that she was staying in Toronto where the show is filmed until the daytime because she was a little 'spooked' by her own show.
Mia Maestro loved the complex aspects of her character's personality as she describes her as strong and very intelligent but yet she is "in touch with her emotions" which is unique for a character.
She explains it as kind of a double edged sword since her character, Dr. Nora Martinez possesses the outlook of a woman, that innate understanding and view that a woman brings to various situations yet she also has a logical and intelligent mind that she considers to be more of a masculine kind of attribute.
Mia Maestro's character is one of those 'meaty' characters that actors are always wanting to play and it is apparent that the changes that her character experiences provide her the opportunity to display her vast dramatic range which bodes well for both her and "The Strain".
The more diverse a character the better it is for the best actors and the character of Dr. Nora Martinez seems as if it is the ideal role and challenge for the acting talents of Mia Maestro.