Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Actress Discovers She’s A Big Star In Romania

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Jerry Lewis is big in France; David Hasselhoff is huge in Germany; and, now, Alex Meneses is a mega-star in Romania.

Meneses is best known to Americans as “Stefania the gelato girl” from Everybody Loves Raymond, but when she filmed her latest comedy, Funny Money, in Romania, she discovered she had a large fan base in that country.

She laughs: “Apparently, Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman – which I was on for one season – is still big there, so I was recognized everywhere.”

Pretty heady stuff, considering her co-star in the movie was Chevy Chase.

Although Meneses enjoyed her brief stint as a Romanian superstar, she says the best part about filming the movie was working with actor Christopher McDonald, who plays her husband in the comedy.

As she puts it, “We’re both from poor Catholic families, so I can smack him and it’s okay.”

Funny Money hits DVD stores today (Mar. 27).

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