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‘Magic City’ actress talks movie plans

Dom Garcia Lorido BY ROGER SNIDER
Dom Garcia Lorido BY ROGER SNIDER

When one curtain closes in Hollywood, another one goes up.

Hometown girl Dominik Garcia-Lorido is surely sad that Magic City is ending, but the 29-year-old daughter of screen legend Andy Garcia has a movie career to think about.

“I’m going to miss getting to work in the morning and seeing all those faces,” she says of the locally shot Starz drama, whose season 2 finale (and last show ever) airs 9 p.m. Friday. “They’re like a second family to me. We’ve all been on this email chain expressing our feelings. I love them wholeheartedly — we’ve been through a lot together.”

Her character has gone through a lot as well.

“Mercy went very quickly from little girl to a woman, and that was fun to play. Her world got turned upside down overnight when her mother died. She had to let go of her dreams. She fell in love and she got pregnant unexpectedly, so you’ll see how that works out in the finale.”

No regrets.

“ I loved playing her, but this is part of the business — so much is out of our control,” Garcia-Lorido said, adding, “I’m very grateful for this show and the past two years being part of this family. I grew a lot personally and creatively.”

Next up: Garcia-Lorido plays a Vegas escort on the big screen in Heat, out next year.

“She’s very strong and independent and has seen a lot,” she says of her character, Holly. “One night on the job she is brutally beaten and raped, and she turns to her ex-boyfriend [ Jason Statham] to help her seek revenge.”

The Transporter was the perfect costar.

“I can’t say enough great things about him,” Garcia-Lorido says of Statham. “He’s a self-made man. No ego. Shows up to work prepared, ready and open. He has this subtlety and authenticity about him and in his acting. We also shared a lot of laughs, which is really nice because this was such heavy material.”

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