Crossing over is all the rage right now in Hollywood.
Movie stars are tackling TV roles. Television actors are transitioning to the big screen. Even athletes are making it as actors, if they have enough talent, dedication and charisma.
One of the best examples of the latter is Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, a former football star and pro wrestling legend who has parlayed his megawatt smile and massive build into a hugely successful movie career.
Former WWE star Karlee Perez, aka Maxine, is hoping to follow the same path Johnson blazed from the ring to the screen; the fact that no female has done it is not about to keep her from realizing her goal.
“I was with the WWE for almost four years, and I spent three and a half years taking acting classes to work on my skills,” Perez said recently after auditioning for a movie role with producer Jimmy Fitzpatrick at MPC Models in downtown Safety Harbor.
“I was used mostly for my promotional and speaking skills. And when you’re on live in front of millions of people, you can’t mess up.”
While she knows making the switch from the bright lights of professional wrestling to the bright lights of a movie set isn’t going to be easy, Perez believes she has what it takes to be successful at it.
Dianne Paulson and her staff members interviewed Karlee Leilani Perez last week and signed her that day. Karlee, known as Maxine from the WWE can take the hits and still look amazing. Working with the ROCK from WWE, Karlee may be a petite young lady, but so is Angelina Jolie. Karlee likes to keep her fans excited and is quite personable with them. “ I have had to prove myself in the business” says Perez. “Working out and learning how to take the hits literally, and developing an International fan base. You have to be more than a pretty face, knowing the business helps, but you have to have connections.” Dianne and her staff want to take Karlee out of the ring and transform her to be the first woman from the WWE to hit the big time with Hollywood. Walking in the footsteps of the “Rock“. Karlee has since met with director, Jimmy Fitzpatrick for a major role in one of his up and coming films. Karlee will be working with the WBBF World Body Business Federation as well as working for a fitness show in May doing a video for Bikini Fitness. Karlee is working on her singing career and has met with Tuner Broadcasting Company. Karlee sounds a lot like Rihanna when she sings. “Staying healthy and having great skin is the key as well as a good manager like MPC Models.”
Also noted from this PR release it states Karlee is now becoming a signer and sounds like Rihanna! I can not wait to hear her first release track.
I recently was searching for some news on Karlee and ran across http://karleeleilani.net. The header says its Karlee Official EPK and features photos from new unseen photoshoots.
Another intesting note is that on the site it has a section titled “Karlee Leilani Music” with coming soon….. and near the top it says “Actress, Singer, Spokesperson, Model, Presenter” so im not sure if this means Karlee plans on taking up music as part of her career or not. Hopefully she will update us soon.
Hey everyone sooo I have been away…will tell you everything in due time (; how are all of you?
Karlee has been accounced as the new spokeswoman for WIFL(Womens Indoor Football League)!
The following is a statement from the Official WIFL Site:
The WIFL is very happy to announce that former WWE Diva Karlee Leilani is joining the league staff as our spokeswoman. Leilani spent several years with the WWE as Maxine before pursuing a movie career. She has recently landed a leading role in a major feature film, as well as having several TV projects in the works. She will be the face and voice of the league and for women’s professional football. “I’m very excited about working with the WIFL and supporting female athletes.” said Leilani. “I’m looking forward to being a part of the growth of the WIFL.”
Karlee had the following to say on Twitter:
Hello everyone..so big updates Im the new face for WIFL football. headed to ATL..have 4scripts in hand im reading for then the #Grammys (;
Karlee has been nominated for best female interview of the year that she did with wildtalkradio.com show “The Rack“! So be sure to go to Wrestling Radio Awards 2013 and vote for Karlee under Female Interview of the year, and also vote The Rack as Peoples Choice show of the year.
Peoples Choice Show of the Year: The Rack Female Interview of the Year: Maxine on The Rack You can Vote Once Per Hour.
Makeup artist Rachel Harris took to twitter and instagram to upload two new photos of Karlee from a new photoshoot. At the moment the photos aren’t posted in the gallery since I am having difficulties uploading photos. But you can find them by visiting Karlee’s official twitter page.
Co-Star Dawna Lee Heising from upcoming movie “Then The Night Comes” recently got to meet Karlee and her mother and took a picture with them. Dawna’s caption for this photo was “Thank you to Romane Simon for introducing me to the beautiful Karlee Perez and her equally beautiful mother yesterday!.” If you was wondering who Romane Simon is, he is the director of the upcoming movie Karlee will be leading in.
Name: Karlee Leliani Perez AKA: Maxine, Liviana, Candy Girl, Mad Max Born: April 19. 1986 Mini Bio: Karlee Leilani Perez is better known to the WWE Universe as NXT Season 3 contestant Maxine, whose WWE Pro, Alicia Fox, quoted her Rookie to be "a Diva with a champagne taste and a champagne budget" and "almost" as fierce as herself. Maxine is not only fierce, she's feisty! Despite not winning the Divas-only season of NXT, she's managed to get herself back in front of the WWE Universe! You can find her on Wednesday nights, on the WWE NXT Redemption web-show as the on-screen girlfriend of NXT Rookie Johnny Curtis.
It isn't rare to hear the former FCW General Manager - formerly known as Liviana and Candy Girl - claim that she will be "on top", she knows exactly what she wants and how to get it too!
Maxine-Source.org had an interview via e-mail with the one and only Maxine! We received plenty of fan's questions, however we could only send in the top five. Re-live the trip down Memory Lane by clicking the link below.
For awhile I planned on making MAX MOVES. Even with Karlee no longer in the company I didn't just want to trash the idea as she may come back one day. So here you will be able to find and see all of Maxine's "signature" moves that she has executed in the ring.
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