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Call Noureen DeWulf what you will—self-assured; quick-witted; mind-bogglingly, traffic-stoppingly sexy—but don’t call her unprepared. For her role as a stripper hired to entice customers to a used car lot in The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard, Noureen took 20 strip aerobics classes—but sadly never got the opportunity to show off the full extent of her skills. “I was on a stage with extras throwing dollar bills at me, but I didn’t have the pole," says the New York–born Indian-American stunner. "I didn't get to do any of my tricks!" Still, her dedicated research wasn’t a total waste. "Even in comedy it’s important to get your body acquainted with what you’re going to do," she says. "And I realized that there is a craft on the level of Cirque du Soleil to what those girls do. They use muscles in the innermost thigh that you don’t even know exist.


Noureen flexed her comedic muscles most recently opposite Matthew McConaughey in Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, laying on a thick Indian accent to play his bookish assistant, but she’s eager to break out of ethnic stereotyping, both in and out of the movies: "People always come up to me and say, 'Namaste,' and they assume I’m really into yoga. Yoga is the most boring exercise. It's for people who are too lazy to get on the elliptical. Bikram, where they heat up the room to mimic India’s climate, is especially stupid. People in India are not skinny because they’re doing yoga in 105-degree rooms; they’re skinny because there’s no food."


Well, can she at least tell us where to get some tasty samosas? Don’t count on it. “Friends always ask me what the best Indian restaurant in L.A. is. I’m like, ‘I don’t know, dude. I have an app on my iPhone for that.’” An all-American response if there ever was one.

Noureen DeWulf

Noureen DeWulf

Noureen DeWulf

Noureen DeWulf

Noureen DeWulf

Noureen DeWulf

Noureen DeWulf

Noureen DeWulf

Noureen DeWulf

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