Gina Wilhelm Actress – New York Actress Leo Reflects on her Career
The audition was for the movie “The Razor’s Edge” and was opposite Bill Murray.
At the audition, he gave her some advice: “‘You’re much too young for this part, but if you really want to do this, you should just do it.”
Leo said, “He seemed, in the moment, to be saying I had something…I felt he was giving me a gift. Whether he was or not, I have no idea. But I quit work that afternoon and said, ‘I will now only take work as an actor.'”
It paid off, eventually. She worked on TV for a while, starring on “Homicide: Life on the Streets” for a while.
Now she is about to star on the HBO series “Treme” as well as a remake of “Mildred Pierce” and will lead in “The Dry Land.”
Of her career, she says, “There was nothing that was going to deter me from it. Now I get this gratitude coming from very fine actors I know who cannot get hired. They thank me for staying in there and proving to them that if they just stick with it, that’s all it might take.”