Hot 10: Cynthia Addai-Robinson

This English-born starlet knows just how to take the lead.
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This English-born starlet knows just how to take the lead.
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Cynthia Addai-Robinson is a name you ought to remember. After the stunning London native made the journey stateside, her acting chops started to flourish. Experience from the prestigious Tisch School of the Arts helped her earn a few TV guest spots, but it was a breakout role on Spartacus: Vengeance that really got this beauty noticed.

Things having been on the up for Cynthia since. In between her time as the ruthless government leader of A.R.G.U.S on the CW’s Arrow, you can spot Cynthia as the lead in the History Channel’s anticipated mini-series, Texas Rising. If that isn’t enough, she’s also playing opposite Ben Affleck and Anna Kendrick in 2016’s thriller, The Accountant.

Cynthia filled us in on her tequila obsession, keeping it clean shaven, and all things ‘Yonce.

I'm really into girly, feminine nightwear these days. I've retired the free t-shirts and mismatched shirt/sweats combos. Effort is always appreciated.

My newest obsession is Mezcal; when I filmed down in Mexico last year, it was my liquor of choice. Some sliced oranges, chili powder and a good Mezcal…so good!

A man should be fully present. If he can go an entire conversation without ever taking his cell phone out, then I am automatically intrigued.

I have a crush on the women of Game of Thrones. All the women on that show are just unflinchingly committed to those characters: strong, sexy, fierce, vulnerable, and gorgeous!

An ideal date for me would involve really good food at an unpretentious, undiscovered restaurant. A little bit of a wine buzz. Impromptu karaoke. A long drive and a long conversation. Something unexpected and surprising.

I like clean shaven or a little bit of stubble. Some guys can rock beards and mustaches, but I always feel like their face is hidden. And then they shave it off and it's like, "Hello!? Why are you hiding that face?"

It's totally impractical, but I love a man in a tailored suit. You almost never see it in Los Angeles, but when I go to London, for example, I see men in these suits, and they just look so put together and sharp.

Beyonce should be onMaxim’s Hot 100. For me, she is the gold standard for embodying femininity, strength, sensuality. I can't wait to see what she does next.

I'm a city girl at heart, but I do love hiking in LA's canyons and heading to the beach, especially on a slow day. I love that feeling of having nature all to yourself, just above the noise of the city.

As for what’s next, I’m getting ready for the premiere of Texas Rising on the History Channel on Memorial Day. And just wrapped on The Accountant with Ben Affleck and J.K. Simmons. Now, off to lunch with a friend!