Porn actress stars in 'Entourage'
If the upcoming episodes of “Entourage” are any indication, Sasha Grey knows better than anyone how to play Sasha Grey.With those appearances as herself on the HBO laffer, in addition to starring in Steven Soderbergh’s “The Girlfriend Experience,” the adult actress has made it known she’s clearly moving beyond the porn world. “I’m working hard to get work in this town,” Grey says. “People are going to see different sides of me, and I want them to take me seriously,” adds Grey, who’s in talks for Mark Pellington’s “I Melt With You.” “Entourage” exec producer Doug Ellin saw Grey in “The Girlfriend Experience” and thought of her as a girlfriend for Vince (Adrian Grenier). Clearly, Grey isn’t the first adult actress who wants people to notice her with her clothes on. Traci Lords made the transition in the 1990s and thanks to Howard Stern, Jenna Jameson has landed some film and TV roles, and has become a bestselling author. Adds Brittany Andrews, an adult star who also has her own production company: “I don’t think there’s as much of a taboo now. If you’re talking feature film, porn stars haven’t gotten over the hump for their acting ability. But with Sasha, the opportunies may be even better.”
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