It doesn't matter what people say or what the rules say or what you're supposed to do, you go after what's in your heart.
I think it's important to love what you do and have a good time with it. I go to work every day and have a blast.
So my views on equality are pretty obvious. I mean I did play a highly complex lesbian techno DJ on TV, but I know it's not always easy to come out and tell the world where you stand.
I know it sounds weird, but my definition of 'sexy' has changed as I've gotten older. And being smart and informed makes me feel sexier than any outfit.
I'm a girl in boy's clothing. I like to get a little rough. I prefer mud to makeup. That's me in a nutshell.
I actually got more attention from one episode of 'The Sopranos' than I did from two years of 'The L Word.'
I can take a newspaper and make it a lethal weapon.
Honestly, as an actor, all I need to know, the way I kind of look at a scene, is like a puzzle. There are certain puzzle pieces that are bigger than others, and all I need to know is if this is going to fit here to make this part of the puzzle work.
I'm a tomboy myself and have always been incredibly athletic.
Cheerleading was my way in. It was one of the most rigorous audition processes ever. It definitely groomed me for Hollywood.
I never thought I would be one of those wacky chicks who say, 'I loved my labor,' but I loved every part of it. It was the best day of my life.
I have an incredibly dark, mysterious, witchy side and another side that's very bubbly and cheerleader-esque.
I did a lot of theater growing up, and in college I was in the musical 'Chicago.'
I was captain of the volleyball team and the basketball team, and I ran track.
I don't really like 'acting' - I like things to feel as natural as possible.
I feel that as the world becomes more and more multicultural, it's a good tool to be able to speak another language.
I hate girls who complain, 'Oh, guys are looking at me!' But I love it when guys check me out. It just feels great.
I really got into 'The Walking Dead.' That was genius. And I have to say, my husband is on 'Shameless,' and I think it's a brilliant show.
I like a man who can come out and say he's nervous on the first date. I think that would be really cute.
I love guns. I love shooting guns.
When I finish a workout, I feel pretty sexy. Even though I'm sweaty and I don't smell like a rose, I feel strong. It does a lot for me mentally and physically.
I saw Madeleine Stowe from Revenge recently, and she totally blew me away. And growing up I loved Morticia Addams and Lily Munster on one hand, and Jeannie from I Dream of Jeannie on the other. Two completely different ends of the spectrum, kind of like me.
Just because we are women doesn't mean the only roles we can play are that of the finger-shaking girlfriend.
NFL cheerleading is harder than most people think. They train up to six hours every day with games on Sundays. They gave me a great work ethic.
My great-great-grandfather was a shah back in the 1800s. Unfortunately, I don't have any gold coins or jewels to show for it.
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