Thanks to Megan for this :)
This is waaaay old (October 1997) but I was cleaning out my closet when I found this and thought it was kind of cool.
SCENE: WHO’S NEW ON FALL TV
They’re cool, talented, and er, completely unknown – until now. Here’s the scoop on seven of this season’s freshest stars.
** There is a large pic with Majandra with vert long hair (before the cut) in an army ourfit and combat boots.
“I came in to my audition not afraid of authority. I wasn’t timid, and I had a bit of an attiude.” – Majandra Delfino.
“I’m so not a lady,” says Majandra Delfino, smiling. The girl who plays older sis Tina on The Tony Danza Show disdains pastels, has practically zero interest in what guys think-and excudes loads of confidence. “I’m not a girly-girl enough to care about whether I look good enough on camera or have the right makeup,” the sixteen year old says.
On her new NBC series, the star of last years Zeus and Roxanne speaks her mind just as fearlessly. “Tina is very intelligent and independent- she’s got guts,” says Majandra. “As far as TV goes, my character is the realist I have seen.”
Reality to this Venezuela- born actress meant surprising everyone at her audition by relating a happy story that echoed what was, for Danza, a traumatic incident. After a 1993 ski accident that left him with six broken ribs, Danza was whisked down the mountain on a sled towed by a skier. Majandra, caught in a hailstorm whileskiing, was brought down the same way- only she loved the experience. “It was like a roller coaster,” she raves.
Danza was impressed; now he backs her up on practically anything- like her desire to wear her big silver thumb ring on camera. It’s not a question of vanity, though: This is “a pre-pre-pre-pre-engagement ring from my love,” she says. “Not to wear it wouldm’t be me.” Majandra knows that better than anyone.