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    32 Comments     Thursday, November 8th, 2007

    Melissa De Sousa

    Having played a temptress on film, Melissa De Sousa can’t shake the bitchy stigma from men’s heads. A sweetie at heart, the foxy Panamanian is looking to grab a best boy with her key grip.
    By Rondell Conway

    Unfortunately for Melissa De Sousa, work hours are 24/7. Blurring the line between acting and reality—a skill of all great thespians—even in her everyday dealings, the curvy Panamanian-American star of the upcoming romantic drama A Good Man Is Hard to Find is discovering that her life and art are indistinguishable. Not only is the native New Yorker having trouble finding Mr. Right, she’s still widely recognized as Shelby, the man-eating temptress she played in 1999’s The Best Man. As she puts it, “I’ve had guys say, ‘There goes that bitch.’”
    Crude assumptions aside, De Sousa has different occupational hazards on her mind. As much as the alumnus of New York’s famed High School of Performing Arts appreciates the love she gets for her on-camera gifts, she’s yearning for her other body of work to get attention. Finally, an actress who’d appreciate that old “casting couch” ploy.

    KING Our submissive side has been sprung off your bossy queen of mean, Shelby, from The Best Man. Are men still hollering because of that role?
    Melissa Oh, God, yeah, especially in New York. People call me Shelby on the street, like that’s my real name. I take it as a compliment; I guess I did a good job. The only problem is guys prejudge me from that. They think that’s who I am, and they’re intimidated by me. I can sense it when I first walk into a room, but eventually it goes away when they realize that’s not what I’m really like.

    So you’re submissive, then?
    No, I wouldn’t say that. I’m a Libra, so I pretty much like the harmony of give and take. Of course, I want my way, but most of the time I’m very giving. I’m a pleaser, almost to a fault. I care more about the other person than myself. I’m working on not doing that as much.

    That sounds more like your ride-or-die character, Krista, from Lockdown.
    Yeah, that’s more like me. I’ll bail my man out in a second.

    We can see the piles of jail mail already. So a brother with priors is arresting to you?
    [Laughs] Well, I wouldn’t say that. Let’s not get it twisted. I’m not trying to get letters from the entire prison population.

    Speaking of the poky, the new Hollywood trend seems to be bad girls getting locked up. You want to get drunk after this and drive my Saturn under the influence… maybe wrap it around a pole?
    [Laughs] No. Not really. I don’t want to go to jail. I’m not even going to front like that’s cool. At the end of the day, I wouldn’t want to be one of those girls getting all the press for the things that they’re doing. Yeah, they have a lot of attention, but do they have respect? Not really. I want people to respect me as an actress, for my work.

    Come on. Let’s at least jump the turnstile in New York.
    I did that back in the day, and it was a little easier. It’s probably too high now. I might hurt myself.

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    32 Responses to “Melissa De Sousa”

    11.8.07 at 5:18 pm

    chad says:
    she is one fine ass woman! she needs to be on the cover of KING!

    11.8.07 at 10:12 pm

    cubanaNOLA says:
    I always liked her. She’s beautiful and a great actress. Keep it up chica.

    11.9.07 at 10:31 am

    Al (From NJ) says:
    She is fine as hell…….. I wouldn’t mind spicing up her life…. Cant believe she a homebody………..I would stay at home with her…..

    11.10.07 at 1:56 am

    ListenToLeon says:
    I’ve had a thing for her for a long time now. I’m finally pulling rank as a King-Mag columnist…King Magazine execs, I’m gonna need y’all to get me in the same place at the ame time as this woman! I’ll take it from there. I just want a chance! :)

    11.11.07 at 7:38 pm

    lederrick t coleman says:
    Lol ayo what up king magzing I think my guil ashanti looking good she is on fine shawty on tha cover of king magzing

    11.13.07 at 2:11 am

    donwil says:
    she is rocking it.

    11.13.07 at 4:39 pm

    Cedrick says:
    Shortie right there a ten.

    11.13.07 at 4:40 pm

    Cedrick says:
    Damn,she fine.

    11.15.07 at 12:48 pm

    Autumn Joy says:
    Gotta Show Luv to a Panamanian Mami, from a Panamena Mami!!! Gettum Girl!!

    11.15.07 at 12:48 pm

    Autumn Joy says:
    Gotta Show Luv to a Panamanian Mami, from a Panamanian Mami!!! Gettum Girl!!

    11.20.07 at 9:17 pm

    B mack Hustle says:
    Yo dat girl fly yeah she a ten body like karate yo

    11.22.07 at 7:04 am

    Tshepo says:
    Now she’s something else…Fine is ever

    11.26.07 at 8:31 pm

    Who Me? says:
    Good job King! Make sure you bring her back for another shoot. She’s a good actress so it really does makes you wonder why she doesn’t get more exposure/roles.

    12.1.07 at 10:56 am

    Kamal says:
    Another hott number.

    12.7.07 at 7:44 pm

    1BadLeo says:
    I would like to know if you have more pics of this HEAVENLY BEAUTY or perhaps an email address to send correspondance to her. Simply put if I had the chance no one else would stand a chance because she is all that I wish for.

    12.13.07 at 5:29 pm

    nessnice says:
    shes always been dope.. everytime i see her in a movie i watch it.. she was even in the fat joe video i think

    12.19.07 at 3:13 pm

    nino says:
    u put the s in sexy. u have the perfect shape. i know honey would taste good on u.

    12.30.07 at 3:21 am

    Quiet Storm says:
    Underrated, Underrated, Sexy as hell on the big screen in print, commercials, I am her #1 fan no doubt!
    Always been a crowd pleaser!!!!!

    01.3.08 at 9:36 am

    mario "pana" says:
    she is a example the beautiful girl of my country

    01.13.08 at 4:13 am

    King Tut says:
    She’s an 8. She is not fine enough to be a 10, but people tend to call everything nice looking a 10. Come on people we got a scale from 1 to 10, yall act like a woman can either be 1 ugly or 10 fine. This woman is nice, but not dime staus nice

    01.13.08 at 4:14 am

    King Tuts says:
    Come on people she is no dime. She is an 8
    Yall act like a woman can only be a 1 ugly or a 10 fine. She’s nice, but not 10 nice

    01.15.08 at 11:59 pm

    Dun says:
    B.September 25, 1967…To be 40 shorties a didime..Dominican and Panamanian…Explains why she’s not all that pretty in the face(BAD MIX)..But I’d still wife it

    02.4.08 at 4:48 pm

    Mike says:
    U ar still sexy as hell! Keep doin ur thing! As a New Yorka, i respect ur grind!Continue Killing them cats on da Silva Screen

    03.3.08 at 8:07 pm

    Nubian23 says:
    The sista right here is no joke! She’s too sexy to be a homebody- I liked her since seeing her in the movie, “Ride”.

    03.29.08 at 11:03 am

    T-mac says:
    King you did it again she is fine

    11.27.08 at 7:07 pm

    tina taylor says:
    She’s a good actress. But people should not get carried away by calling her names. She’s only acting.

    12.26.08 at 12:27 am

    Ernesto says:
    Damn Panama Look Good!!!

    04.15.09 at 12:10 pm

    james Reed says:
    Melissa is a gorgeous creation from God, i loved her acting abilities,keep it up lovely and much love to you.

    06.29.10 at 11:15 am

    Foxwhiskey says:
    I think Melissa is one of the sweetest and most talented actresses on the planet, I’ve always been a big fan of her since her dancing days. I’m so happy to see all her great work over the years and wish her all the success for the ones coming, it was always my dream to be her Mr. Wright, but I was Wong;) But I’ll never let that dream go:)

    10.7.11 at 2:11 pm

    Shaka Selah says:
    Beauty is more than skin deep & that is certainly the case with melissa. A precious gem that appreciates in time.

    03.18.12 at 10:25 pm

    Jarron says:
    Damn was just watching Wayans Bros her body is off the hook she sure has an apple on her

    06.6.12 at 6:26 am

    retab says:
    I am your Mr. Right. Don’t worry about the small minded guys with no heart. You are in my heart and my mind, Well I am Universal. I love you just the way you are.




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