Even when she's in New York, taking questions from the sixth-grade class her mother teaches at a Harlem elementary school, statuesque actress Victoria Dillard can't escape The Line.
Apparently a most proper and level-headed young woman, she even sought permission from Mom before uttering it in "Coming to America," her big-screen break.
"That was the one thing that all these kids knew," she says, doing a dead-on imitation of a giggly sixth-grader: "You were that girl in 'Coming to America' that says, 'The royal penis is clean.' Sixth-graders! And I thought, 'How'd you get to see this film?' "
Dillard may finally obliterate memories of The Line with her elegant femme fatale turn in "Deep Cover," the recently released police thriller directed by Bill Duke ("A Rage in Harlem") and starring Larry Fishburne and Jeff Goldblum.