Your new show revolves around fairy tales, where men always do the courting. Do you ever approach guys?
In real life I do a lot of reconnaissance and then kind of choose the guy I’m going to go after. Not like stalking, but I just want a little background info. That might be why I haven’t had many bad dates.
You were a musical theater major. Would you care for a bedroom window serenade?
Never! When I was in fifth grade, a boy put a rose on my desk and I threw it away. The attention makes me nervous.
OK, so no songs or flowers. Where can we take you out?
For a first date I think drinks are perfect. You can get a little flirty, have some cocktails, and learn a lot about a guy by what he orders.
So what's a good drink versus a bad drink?
I like guys who order whiskey or beer. A guy who knows too much about wine is a big "no."
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What about going to a ball game?
I'd definitely be into that! I'm a huge 49ers fan. I'm really competitive, so even if my date supported the opposing team, I think it would be fun to get all riled up--and it would be good for the sexual tension.
What type of men are you usually attracted to?
I like difficult and ambitious guys, where I'm not the priority in their life. I hate that I like the chase! But I think I have a whole new take on relationships: If you find someone who makes you laugh and you can stand to be around in the morning, you're doing way better than most.
If things go well and we order the right drinks, are we getting a kiss?
Oh, we're totally making out. Just don't bring your toothbrush. I'm not a sleepover girl.
April 14, 1980
San Francisco, CA
Where you can find her:
Starring as a secret assassin in NBC's new supernatural series Grimm
Embarrassing iPod Song:
"I have one from P!nk, and the fact that she spells her name with a "!" makes it even worse."
Favorite Fairy Tale:
"Hansel and Gretel, because it's so scary!"
"I grew up doing ballet, tap, and jazz, but now I'm pretty good at club dancing."
"If a guy uses the wrong your or you're, he's done. Or if he's a cowboy fan."
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