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Jaimie Alexander-

Once she caught our eye on TV shows like Nurse Jackie, Bones, and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, we guessed it would be only a matter of time before Jaimie Alexander made a splash on the big screen. What we hadn’t counted on was her doing it in the form of a beautiful Asgardian goddess in this summer’s epic blockbuster Thor. What can we say? The lady likes to make an entrance!


You play the warrior Sif in Thor. What can you tell us about her?
She’s very strong and a very, very skilled warrior. She fights alongside Thor in battle, and she can definitely hold her own against the men in the film.

VIDEO: Jaimie Alexander's Photoshoot

Did you have to train a lot to prepare for the fight scenes?
Yeah, we trained for three months prior to shooting. I learned how to fight with a lot of sharp objects! I have a sword that turns into a double-bladed long staff, and a shield as well.

So you’re pretty good with a sword now?
I should think so! If I wasn’t, I’d feel really, really terrible, because I trained with one for so long. I think it’s something I can use in future endeavors, too.

Endeavors like…getting into a sword fight?
Oh, yeah. You know, I do that a lot on weekends.

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Did you slice anyone up while you were filming?
I did injure a couple of the stuntmen. A lot of times during the fights, we would use the real weapons because the stuntmen were padded up, but once in a while my sword would meet their faces. I felt so bad—but I have to say, I got hit a few times as well, so I think it all evened out in the end, you know? I had a dislocated rib, and I almost fractured a bone in my arm. It looked pretty gross.

So we can believe the violence in this movie?
Yeah! We totally brought some realism to it.

VIDEO: Jaimie Alexander's Photoshoot

Do you think you could kick Thor’s ass after all that training?
I think I could. I mean, Chris Hemsworth has got brute strength, but I’m faster.

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Did you know much about Marvel’s version of Thor before you started the movie?
I did, actually. I grew up with comic books. I’m totally a nerd.

What other heroes would you like to play? I always loved Wonder Woman. But now that I’ve played Sif, I feel like Sif is a little classier. Maybe don’t write that…

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“Jaimie Alexander Calls Wonder Woman a Tramp.” That’s our headline, right there.
Oh, God! Yeah, what a hussy!

Now that you’ve had Norse warrior maiden training, what’s your favorite part of your body? My butt. I like my backside. I do! Because I don’t have a lot up top, but I have plenty down below. One out of two ain’t bad.

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You must get hit on a lot. What’s the worst pickup line you’ve ever heard?
This kid, I guess he must have been 15 or so, came up to me and said, “Did it hurt?” And I looked at him like, “What? Did what hurt?” And he goes, “When you fell from heaven.” And I thought, Aww. And then I’m like, Oh, God, you’re 15. I gotta get out of here!

Can you tell us one thing you’re secretly really good at?
Well, thanks to the nerd inside me, I can do a really spot-on impression of Chewbacca. [Does perfect Chewbacca impression, complete with howling and gurgling]

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Oh, dear God.
I know, I know! I’m classy like that.

Status Update
Birthday: March 12, 1984
From: Greenville, South Carolina

Smashing first impression: If Jaimie could hurl Thor’s hammer at any celebrity, it would be Johnny Depp: “Just to get his attention.”
Full-on fangirl: “I’ve been to Comic-Con a couple of times. I visited all the booths, getting pictures with people.”
See her in: Dramedy Loosies alongside Vincent Gallo, and post–Civil War drama Savannah with James Caviezel and Chiwetel Ejiofor, both out this year.
Secret shame: She has several Michael Bolton songs on her iPod. “I think his voice is sexy, so you guys can just kiss my ass!”

VIDEO: Jaimie Alexander's Photoshoot

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VIDEO: Jaimie Alexander's Photoshoot

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