HOLLYWOOD—AVN Crossover Star of the Year Sasha Grey continues her conquest of Tinseltown by scoring a major role on hit HBO series Entourage, as the love interest of main character Vince Chase (Adrien Grenier).
As reported today by TV Guide Magazine, Grey will be playing herself, and will meet Vince in the fifth episode of the show's upcoming seventh season. Show creator Doug Ellin said he was inspired to cast Grey by her performance in Steven Soderbergh's The Girlfriend Experience.
"Sasha's the biggest porn star in the world right now, and when Soderbergh casts her as the lead of his movie, I take notice," Ellin said. "I wouldn't have done this storyline if Sasha passed. Luckily she was okay with doing it."
Ellin added that the story thread is based upon actor Charlie Sheen's much-publicized relationship with porn legend Ginger Lynn in the late '90s. Once introduced, Grey will stay on for the remainder of the season, and may return in season eight, the show's last.