Maiara Walsh a 'bad-ass' chick? That was the impression the beautiful Brazilian-American actresss who once starred in the hit series "Desperate Housewives" left on "VANish" writer/director Bryan Bockbridge.
The talented actress in his view wanted to say 'goodbye' forever to her 'safe, good girl' Disney image and she did so with a sensational, gritty performance in the action crime-horror movie "VANish".
Her decision to take on this role was bold and very smart because the 'teaser' pictures of her from the film are both shocking in that they show her looking a 'little crazy' but it shows filmmakers that she does not want to play it 'safe' with her acting career.
Prior to this role she was seen as a talented actress but there was no evidence that she was willing to make the move away from her Disney image but that is no longer the case after her performance as the leading lady in "VANish". Some entertainment observers feel this movie will have a huge impact on her career moving forward as not only did she leave behind her 'Disney' image but she demonstrated herself to be the ultimate professional.
The director of the movie revealed that the working conditions were incredibly tough as the entire movie was shot in a van in a desert where the temperature was a devilish 115 degrees and the van had NO WORKING AIR CONDITION for the entire movie and yet she provided no complaints (The Austin Chronicle - February 21)
There were no 'diva' tantrums, no making everyone feel uncomfortable because of the heat from the ex-child star from "Cory in the House" and this is the type of professional behavior and reputation that will be passed around to other filmmakers and will only enhance her value as an actress for future film roles.
Maiara Walsh's gritty performance and professionalism on the set of "VANish" has earned her the attention of many Hollywood casting agents, producers, and directors and changed her image from 'safe' to 'adult' actress, a move that will likely be of huge benefit to her with regards to the type of roles she is offered in the future.