Karla Souza Has a Funny* Joke for You… The How to Get Away with Murder actress takes on sleazy lawyers and the Italian language.
THE JOKE: A man walks into a lawyer’s office and says, “Excuse me, what’s your rate?” The lawyer says, “Fifty dollars for three questions.” The man is shocked. “Isn’t that a little steep?” “Yes,” says the lawyer. “What’s your third question?”
ABOUT THE JOKESTER: You may have missed it, but Karla Souza has already been on the cover of Esquire. Well, the Mexican edition of Esquire. The 29-year-old is a star in her native country, having appeared in the two highest-grossing Mexican films in history, 2013’s We Are the Nobles and Instructions Not Included. So how did she capitalize on her record-breaking movie career? By scrapping it. “I felt it was time for a new challenge, to start from zero,” she says. Just a few months after moving to L.A., Souza landed the role of a conniving law student on Shonda Rhimes’s latest melodrama, How to Get Away with Murder. Her next goal: “To act in every language.” Not so crazy, considering Souza has already performed in English, Spanish, and French (and has been making her way through learn-in-your-car Italian). For now, she’s just enjoying the privacy and creative freedom that come with being a relative unknown in the States. Given how long her anonymity lasted in Mexico, she might want to start looking at property in Italy.