The former NYPD Blue cast member plays a FEMA administrator in 10.5: Apocalypse, an upcoming disaster movie, and she admits she was inspired by the real-life events in the aftermath of Katrina.
As she puts it: My character didnt do a good job on a prior case but there are some situations where you have to step it up.
Beauvais-Nilon figures a lot of real-life FEMA employees feel the same way, so it was easy for to translate those emotions to the 10.5 role even though the New Orleans disaster is never mentioned.
10.5: Apocalypse, which also stars Dean Cain, airs May 21 and May 23 on NBC.
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