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You look incredible. Did you enjoy this shoot?
I loved it! I imagined I was the sexy wife left alone, posing around the house in lingerie. My fiancé [Fox soccer analyst Kyle Martino] visited the set, and we got engaged the next day. Everybody’s been teasing him, “The Maxim shoot sold you, huh?”

Are you a soccer fan?
I played growing up and have always really loved it, which is lucky because we watch a lot of soccer in our house.

VIDEO: Eva Amurri

Did you play any other sports as a kid?
Yeah, I’m pretty athletic. I played softball and ice hockey, and I also danced a lot. Actually, I was in an African dance group.

That must have been tough for a tall white girl.
Right, so this is the thing: You’d better practice, because you definitely stand out.

Will we ever see you on Dancing With the Stars?
No chance! But we do Dancing With the Stars in our living room sometimes. Kyle can do a mean “Thriller” dance, so we try to top each other with Michael Jackson moves.

We must compliment your performance as a stripper in Californication. Was that tough for you?
Not at all. I loved it! I’ve wanted to play that part my entire life. You can tell from the way girls dress on Halloween, we just want to wear cute outfits that let us show off. We’re always told, “You can’t look like a slut,” so to be able to prance around like we do in our bedrooms, it was a dream come true.

Where else can we expect to see you soon?
I just shot a movie with Donald Faison called Stag. It’s a comedy about friends getting ready for a bachelor party. I play this nightmare high-maintenance starlet, a composite of a few people. It was fun to play an extreme stereotype.

Growing up around Hollywood types must have made it easier. Was it hard having a famous mom?
We don’t really look alike, and I have a different last name, so in auditions a lot of people didn’t know. But people love "got off the bus from Idaho” stories, so they’re not rooting for you if you're from a family that’s done it. They think you don’t deserve it, even if you’re working to fight that perception. But it’s also great in some ways, so, you know, don’t cry for me, Argentina.

Eva Amurri