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There are a few things you need to know about Samaire Armstrong, who stars in the upcoming film Just My Luck (along with Lindsay Lohan) and is your favorite scene-stealer from Entourage and The O.C. First of all, her name is pronounced sah-MEE-rah, with a rolled r. Try to remember that. Secondly, she has needs, and they must be met. If you don’t bring her flowers when flowers are expected, you’re as good as gone. Third, her father and her brother are Marines, so Samaire is tough. When we spoke to her, she’d had her wisdom teeth removed and she wasn’t even whining about it. And finally, she’s newly single. So if you think you can handle her, keep on reading.

STUFF: We feel like assholes for making you talk to us right after having your wisdom teeth out.
SAMAIRE: I’m still swollen! I’m very puffy. I’ve been putting it off since I was 20, and I’m 25 now. I thought maybe I could get away with it, but they were damaging the roots of my other ones, so I really needed to get them out.

You’re not just a pretty, swollen face, though. Don’t you have your own clothing line?
It’s called Naru. It means “becoming” in Japanese—like, it looks becoming on you, but also like you’re becoming something, changing. It’s everything from vintage to modern. My whole thing is being sexy without showing too much, because that’s my comfort level.

So how do you like to be sexy?
I like to show shoulders and neck. My parents always say I have really good legs. I’ve worked really hard for them. They always insist that I show my legs.

What kind of style does your ideal guy have?
I think that men’s clothing should be functional. If there’s a rip in his jeans, it should be because he was out working, not because he ripped them so they looked cool. It’s even better if they’re ripped because he got in a fight.

So you’re into the tough, barroom-brawler type?
Well, my family is heavily involved in the Marines and close-combat training, and I was raised doing Japanese sword training, so I’ve always been of the mentality that you have to be able to defend yourself. It’s not that I like guys who get in fights, I just like guys who can handle themselves.

Does having a father in the Marines make it hard to bring guys home?
In high school it was pretty embarrassing to bring my boyfriends home because they never met my dad’s standards. But lately he’s been looking for a few good Marines for me. He and my brother have both kept an eye out in the Corps.

Samaire Armstrong

Samaire Armstrong

Samaire Armstrong

Samaire Armstrong

Samaire Armstrong

Samaire Armstrong

Samaire Armstrong

Samaire Armstrong

Samaire Armstrong

Samaire Armstrong