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©AP/ Natalie Martinez
© AP/ Natalie Martinez
Actress was intimidated by men on 'Death Race' set

Natalie Martinez has opened up about her nightmare experiences filming "Death Race" on a largely all-male set, insisting she didn't feel very safe at times.

The actress teamed up with Jason Statham for the fast-paced and violent 2008 film and admits there were times she had to ask her British co-star to talk to his castmates about the way they treated her when the cameras weren't rolling.

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Martinez claims the extras took their macho, prison inmate roles too seriously and started treating her like a piece of meat.

The actress, who played Case in the film, recalls, "There were a lot of thuggish-looking people on the set in 'Death Race' and they were very intimidating. They were really mean and there was no respect.

"The guys would say things about my butt or my body and be a little disrespectful on set where I'd be like, 'Jason, can you beat them up for me?'

"I didn't feel comfortable walking from the trailer through the prison yard. When they'd shoot the prison scenes, boy were they in character!"

Sep 16, 2012 3:24PM
Boo hoo hispanic riots would be nice.
Sep 16, 2012 3:03PM
What barrio did u grow up in Martinez? I would think she'd be used to "thugish types".
Sep 16, 2012 2:46PM
She asked  Jason Statham ?  , a good move , I bet  he talk to some of theses "man "  and I know he can do it , not only on screen
Sep 16, 2012 1:53PM
Nobody deserves to be intimidated anywhere. But it's strange that this is coming out 4 years after the fact.
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