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Next Big Thing: ‘The Suicide Squad’ Star Daniela Melchior Goes From Regional Fame to Global Reach

The Portuguese actress’ decision to go for glamour on her pre-audition meeting almost cost her the role of Ratcatcher II, but a chemistry test with a real rat helped her clinch the gig.

8/6/2021 4:16:00 AM

Ratcatcher2 actress MelchiorDaniela really does love rats! TheSuicideSquad actress reveals she wishes more people would change their opinion on the creatures, and shared that she did a chemistry test with a real-life rat to audition for the film:

The Portuguese actress’ decision to go for glamour on her pre-audition meeting almost cost her the role of Ratcatcher II, but a chemistry test with a real rat helped her clinch the gig.

(in theaters and on HBO Max on Aug. 6).In Portugal, actors do not wear makeup to auditions, but Melchior’s manager persuaded her to glam it up for the pre-audition meeting. “I wore a biker jacket, skinny jeans, full makeup,” recalls Melchior, 24. But glamorous did not fit the description of the character, a loner with the power to control rats.

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“After that meeting, they looked at each other and said, ‘no,’ ” Melchior says she later learned. But when she returned the next day for the audition (and a chemistry test with a real-life rat), she had transformed into “that weirdo, creepy girl,” as she puts it. Gunn’s “no” became a “yes.”

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