‘Angel Eyes’ star almost got a part in Matrix 2 and 3

By Paul Martin May 18th, 2001, in The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions

Monet Mazur has done her fair share of grunt work. She was a nameless character designated as “Flirting Woman” in Addams Family Values and was equally dispensable as “Mod Girl” in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (“I had one line,” laughs the actress: “‘Oh, my God, it’s Austin Powers!'”). But all that is about to change. After wrapping a small role as one of Johnny Depp’s stoner buddies in Blow, the 24-year-old Malibu native quickly won three meaty parts. In Angel Eyes, she plays the abused sister-in-law of Jennifer Lopez, about whom Mazur says, “The girl works her ass off–and she’s stunningly beautiful. She’d come to work in the morning with no makeup on in sweatpants and still be totally hot. I can’t even look at myself in the mirror at 6 a.m.” Later this summer, in Michael Lehmann’s romantic comedy 40 Days and 40 Nights, Mazur will play an oversexed Internet startup employee who tries to tempt Josh Hartnett into breaking his vow of celibacy. She’s currently shooting the indie drama Stark Raving Mad, which stars Seann William Scott and takes place over one night at a bank heist disguised as a rave. It’s a good thing this year has been kind to her, because it didn’t start out that way: “I was this close to The Matrix 2 and 3,” she says. “I usually don’t get that upset, but I didn’t leave my house for about a week after that.”–Kevin Maynard

Source: MovieLine

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