by Jennifer Matos
If you have been following L-Word.com’s script offerings (and “Shane” on you if you haven’t…), you might have noticed a character named “Tasha”.
If wondering about “Tasha” and how she might figure into “Alice Pieszecki’s” infamous chart has kept you awake, you can count on sleeping tonight.
A casting call for the role of “Tasha Williams” for the L Word gives us some insight into this newcomer. The call, released in April of this year asks for a 26-year old, African-American or Latina. The background on “Tasha Williams”, according to the casting call is that she is “Papi’s” friend, a Sergeant in the Army, someone who grew up in a liberal, but patriotic family. She is athletic, and enjoys the discipline of the military as it suits her personality. In the military service, she is not concerned with her sexual orientation as her duties present little opportunity for romance. Outside of that, however, she is cautious about how she is romantically seen with women. The character served in Iraq and is in Los Angeles recovering from an injury she sustained while in the line of duty. Among her favorite rehabilitation therapies is basketball which is where we see her with “Alice” in the script. The call says that the character is a “series regular” and in caps stresses: “SOME SIMULATED SEX AND TASTEFUL NUDITY REQUIRED.”
The addition of characters like “Papi” and “Tasha” leave viewers and speculators with many questions. How will they add to “Alice’s” chart? Who will these new characters be paired with and what new connections will be forged in Season 4? New characters on the scene with the re-emergence of familiar faces (like Karina Lombard), hint that Season 4 of the L Word is shaping up to be one of the hottest yet.
As for who will play “Tasha”, no actress was cast as “Tasha Williams” at the time of this article. Stay tuned to L Word. com as we will have updated information as it becomes available.