Nip/Tuck’s Roma Maffia :: Playing gay (and having so much fun)
In the world of the FX hit series Nip/Tuck, the envelope of good taste is often pushed as far as it could possibly go. When the first episode of the final season started last week, Mario Lopez (and his torso, which should receive it’s own credit) returned for a few episodes, Sean (Dylan Walsh) was slipping into a world of drugs and Christian (Julian McMahon) split from longtime faithful (and gay) anesthesiologist Liz (Roma Maffia), whom he married when he wrongly suspected he was dying.
The complications between Christian and Liz is giving Roma Maffia some juicy scenes to play and, even better for the versatile actress, she isn’t always seen in her scrubs. Edge’s Jim Halterman talked with Maffia about the added spark to her long-suffering character and what her favorite storylines from the entire series have been.
Breaking up is so much fun
EDGE: I love what the show is doing with your character this season since this whole break-up with you and Christian has happened. How has that been to play?
Roma Maffia: Oh my God, it’s so much! So much fun! That and also I get to wear real clothes! I couldn’t be happier. It’s fantastic.
EDGE: In the course of the show, so many crazy things have happened over the years. Are you ever surprised anymore?
RM: Okay... the end of the series... there’s one thing that happens to Liz that totally surprised me.
EDGE: Which of course you can’t tell me, right?
RM: Of course, but I didn’t see that coming in a billion years but when I got to that part I was like ’Okay...’ I never saw it coming.