Pop-star turned actress Natali Yura found herself in an off-camera drama while shooting her new action film Reprisal alongside Bruce Willis and Olivia Culpo.
Were told that Yura, who plays an armored car guard in the flick, approached two police officers in Cincinnati to do some character research when she became the one being interrogated.
It was 10 oclock and there was no one on the street when she approached the officers, says a source close to the situation. Were told Yura (inset), whod just finished filming a violent scene, appeared tattered and bruised and was asking questions about crime and law enforcement when the police asked why she had a black eye.
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She started to get nervous they turned the tables on her, were told. It seemed the officers had a hard time believing Yura was doing research and persisted to ask the out-of-towner why she was out on the otherwise desolate street looking like anything but a movie star.
She made a hurried explanation and fled down the block to her luxury hotel, according to our insider.
Yura, whod been filming with Willis all day, ran into the officers after picking up dinner on her way back to the 21c Museum Hotel, where shed been staying. She splits her time between L.A. and Europe and will likely visit New York when Reprisal opens in the spring.
This isnt the first time the 26-year-old performer has found herself at odds with law enforcement agents. In 2014, Yura cast A Bronx Tale star Lillo Brancato in the music video for her Billboard dance hit Scream for Love. It was the controversial actors first gig after being sprung from prison, where hed served eight years for his part in a Bronx robbery that led to the killing of NYPD Officer Daniel Enchautegui.
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Yura responded to the criticism on Facebook, where she called Enchautegui a fallen hero and referred to Brancato as an extraordinarily talented actor who made a very serious mistake.
With Brian Niemietz