Describe your character Bree in Friday the 13th.
She’s all about having a good time, but she has a vindictive streak. She knows what she wants, and nothing will get in her way.
Is that a side of you we don't know about?
I haven’t used my sexuality as much in real life as Bree does. I could have done so my whole life, but I haven’t. She’s more outgoing and freer than I am. I can do a Maxim shoot and be supersexy, but I’m also just a 21-year-old girl, and I look 17 sometimes.
In the original, couples are punished for shacking up.
Sex and punishment aren’t linked like in the first movie.
What other film projects do you have going?
My cheerleader part in Fired Up! is really funny. And I just did an independent that is going to be great. It’s called Five Star Day, and it stars Jena Malone.
If you weren't an actress, what would you be?
I’d either be a homicide detective or an ER doctor. I may have missed the boat for the ER, but I could still go into homicide. I was on CSI, after all.
Do you get to live for a while in Friday the 13th?
It depends on what “for a while” means. Jason picks people off one by one, so you’re kind of in a lineup.
What is different about the original and the new one?
The idea was to make this more real. Like, this guy Jason could really exist. He’s not as supernatural as he’s been in the past. So the idea that we’d be damsels in distress is kind of over.
How are you similar to your character, Chelsea?
She’s like I was when I was 20. Chelsea’s just fun. She’s a shock-value girl, the kind you want to go have beers with.
We know you hoofed it on Dancing with the Stars. Do you ever put your foot in your mouth?
I've had both legs in my mouth. Now, at 27, I think before I speak. I’ve just matured.
How has your image changed?
I’m now more about romantic beauty. The dominatrix thing is over. You never look as good in person as you do in Maxim, but it’s fun. It’s all like a fantasy.