Prime Video’s Samaritan | Dascha Polanco Interview

Dascha Polanco in Samaritan

Dascha Polanco (left) as Tiffany Cleary and Sylvester Stallone (right) as Joe Smith in SAMARITAN, directed by Julius Avery, a Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures film. Credit: Daniel McFadden / Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures © 2022 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc. All Rights Reserved.

In poor urban neighborhoods, the community desperately needs a hero. For a young boy, he believes his neighbor is that missing superhero who disappeared. In Samaritan, the young boy must convince the former superhero to reemerge to save his neighborhood from chaotic ruffians.

The film stars Sylverster Stallone, Javon “Wanna” Walton, Pilou Asæk, Dascha Polanco, and Moises Arias. Julius Avery directed the movie from the script written by Bragi F. Schut.

Here is the official synopsis:

Thirteen-year-old Sam Cleary (Javon “Wanna” Walton) suspects that his mysterious and reclusive neighbor Mr. Smith (Sylvester Stallone), is actually a legend hiding in plain sight. Twenty-five years ago, Granite City’s super-powered vigilante, Samaritan, was reported dead after a fiery warehouse battle with his rival, Nemesis. Most believe Samaritan perished in the fire, but some in the city, like Sam, have hope that he is still alive. With crime on the rise and the city on the brink of chaos, Sam makes it his mission to coax his neighbor out of hiding to save the city from ruin.

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LRM Online’s Gig Patta talked with actress Dascha Polanco. She played the single mother to the young boy, Sam Cleary, who believes his neighbor is the vigilante hero Samaritan. She discussed how the character is very relatable and works with Sylvester Stallone.

Dascha Polanco is a Dominican American actress with her breakout role as Dayanara “Daya” Diaz in the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black. In January 2018, she had a recurring role as Detective Lori Weider in the series The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story. Most recently, she starred in the musical In the Heights as Cuca and lent her voice in DC League of Super-Pets and the Gordita Chronicles series. Her other projects included The Irishman, When They See Us, Russian Doll, and Karma’s World.

Samaritan is currently streaming on Prime Video.

Watch the exclusive interview with Dascha Polanco below. Let us know what you think of the interview.

For interview and news pitches, contact Gig Patta at [email protected].

Source: LRM Online Exclusive, Prime Video

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Gig Patta

Gig Patta is a journalist and interviewer for LRM and Latino-Review since 2009. He was a writer for other entertainment sites in the past with Collider and IESB.net. He originally came from the world of print journalism with several years as a reporter with the San Diego Business Journal and California Review. He earned his MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management and BA in Economics from UC San Diego. Follow him on Instagram @gigpatta or Facebook @officialgigpatta.

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