With Percy Jackson, I originally went out for the role of Medusa. I was on the set of Tron before the audition, so I got the makeup people there to make me look scary. I did all my research and showed up looking like Medusa, but I ended up getting the complete opposite role, Aphrodite. Definitely a compliment!
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First Love Letter
I got some really cute fan mail from an 11-year-old boy, who told me I’m “prettier than a rainbow,” which is, like, the sweetest thing any boy has ever said to me. Maybe when he grows up, he’ll be able to read this story—and if he is reading this now and he is 11, then, hey, you shouldn’t be reading Maxim!
First Secret Workout Tip
I pole-dance. I do. I do it at an aerobics center. Having done gymnastics for 13 years, I find it’s one of the only things where I can still use my core and all my muscles. Plus, it’s fun: You’re a girl, and you get to dance around a pole!
See the full interview with Serinda in Maxim's February issue, on newsstands now!
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief invades theaters February 12.