'Harry's Law' forces Karen Olivo to learn how to drive


Actors pick up accents, gain weight or walk differently for roles, whatever they need to do to make the characters believable.Karen Olivo learned to drive for her role as Cassie on NBC's "Harry's Law."A Bronx native who spent much of her childhood in Florida, Olivo picked an apartment near the show's Burbank, Calif., studio so she could bike to work.She laughs recalling how surprised some studio bosses were that she couldn't drive."I am a New Yorker," she tells Zap2it, referring to the city where mass transportation is the preferred mode of getting around. "So I had to just rush and get it. A couple of long days at work, and getting in the car and driving is really therapeutic."Though this is her first regular series role, Olivo likens the experience to being an understudy on Broadway, where she had to learn multiple roles and be ready at a moment's notice."I relate it to my life...



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