Aspiring Actress Raquel Pomplun Talks Self/Less

Raquel Pomplun and  Angela Ortíz

Raquel Pomplun and Angela Ortíz

We got invited to an evening screening of Focus Features’ Self/Less that was hosted by Ms Pomplun. I got to talk to her about her career plans and thoughts on the upcoming film. With her background as a biochemistry major before becoming a Playmate, then becoming the first Mexican-American Playboy Playmate of the Year, 2013, it was fun to hear her thoughts and love of sci fi thrillers.


This provocative psychological science fiction film opens on July 10, and what I found interesting about Self/Less was the whole idea of being able to transfer your consciousness from one body to another. I know there have been other films with similar takes but this one held my attention. It could have been the venue that helped me to enjoy the film—it took place at the iPic Westwood, which is quite comfy, and the cocktail reception after the screening was full of good conversations.

Listen in on our chat and see if this is a film for you.

Focus Features’ Self/Less is directed by Tarsem Singh (The Cell, Immortals) and it stars Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool), Natalie Martinez (Secrets and Lies), Matthew Goode (The Good Wife), Victor Garber (The Flash), Derek Luke (Empire), Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey), and Academy Award winner Sir Ben Kingsley.