Australian actress Nicky Whelan plays the role of Annie Mason, a very intelligent and beautiful control agent of a DEA agent whose cover is that of a professional soccer player. The actress has been making her name in Hollywood with roles in comedies such as "Hall Pass" but this television project allows her to show a different side of her acting ability, a more dramatic, physical side and the reviews from the show indicate that she is thriving in this role.
In an interview with Collider about the show she admitted that because most of her work in Hollywood has been in comedy the role has been an huge challenge for her as she is the head of a CIA department who is running the show. She does her own stunts and for the role she learned how to shoot a gun and basically embraced the fact that because the character is so different than who she is in real life she puts on a huge "mask whenever she walks onto the set."
Most fans and entertainment insiders who know of Nicky Whelan focus on her physical beauty and one of the benefits of this role is that it enables her to show that she is much more than just an attractive actress as she shows an impressive dramatic range as she expresses herself to viewers.
Her character has an interesting and challenging past and throughout the season she will reveal information about her character that explains why she can be so tough and rigid and also will delve into her personal relationship. What has impressed entertainment insiders about her performance is how she has been able to show the different dimensions of her character and find personality traits of the character that will connect with viewers.
Nicky Whelan shows that she has the talent and looks to be a great leading lady with her performance in "Matador" and if she continues doing so will very likely become a star on both the small and big screens of Hollywood and will join the ranks of the Australian actors who have become stars in the United States.