Rent Live’s Tinashe Talks About Her ‘Risque’ Role as Mimi

Tinashe is adding to her acting resume with her role as Mimi Marquez in Fox’s Rent Live.

The 25-year-old entertainer, who once had a recurring guest spot on Two & a Half Men, is best known for her music career and for competing on Dancing With the Stars.

Tinashe opened up about playing a risque character in the musical.

“I’m very pleased with how risqué they’ve allowed us to be. It still has a lot of the topics that are definitely not necessarily children topics, but I think it’s important because they’re very relevant and we deal with them in a beautiful, awesome, fun, exciting way,” Tinashe told Us Weekly. “I don’t think it’s bad or dark at all, even though it feels kind of dark!”

Tinashe also talked about the dark and emotional subject matter of the show.

“I still don’t think I’m as good at that as other, maybe more seasoned, actors in terms of getting to that emotional place every rehearsal because it is so heavy,” she said. “Sometimes it’s hard for me. If I get to that emotional place, it will ruin the day. The rest of the day I’ll be in my feels and some of our cast members are just really good at turning it on and turning it off. So, that’s just something that I’m working on — how to feel with these deep issues as a character and then still be able to go about my day.”

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