The interview reads a bit like a gushing fan encounter. She asked her what she was wearing over the phone? Seriously? But it did yield some interesting tidbits, with my accompanying commentary, of course:
Which other TLW character she would play: Jenny. “I really admire what Mia does on camera. She’s created such a layered and multi-dimensional character. Jenny’s not a stereotype, you know, and I think that’s why a lot of people don’t like her - she’s complicated.”
[Uh, no, we don’t like her because of the crazy. Totally crazy]
How she would end the show: “Someone burns down The Planet Cafe. We’re all in there, talking some crap about waxing or pubic hair, and the place just spontaneously combusts.”
[Uh, I think Ilene Chaiken needs to hire an on-set therapist. Girl’s got some issues to work through.]
What is her guilty pleasure: “I’m totally addicted to Perez Hilton!…. He’s a highly entertaining person and has a wicked sense of humor …. If I saw a picture of me on that site and Perez had written something awful about me, I really don’t know how I’d feel. It could be devastating but I guess it would depend on the context.”
[Uh, there are better bloggers out there Kate. Hint, hint.]
Though, I think the most tantalizing tidbit from the show wasn’t how far she is in the last Harry Potter book or how the cast likes to watch “The Hills” in between shots, but that she just finished reading Anderson Cooper’s autobiography “Dispatches from the Edge: A Memoir of War, Disasters, and Survival” and she said, “It blew me away,” You know, Anderson Cooper the
closeted prematurely-gray CNN anchor who also found himself on the cover of a national gay magazine not too long ago. Birds of a feather, I guess.[Click on any of the images to enlarge. For the full article, photos and scans, check out the French Kate Moennig site.]
p.s. I don’t know why, but this photo of her with the leaf in her mouth freaks me out. I think it’s because I grew up in an area with a lot of poison ivy. Not that it looks like poison ivy, but I’m just saying. You can never be too careful. We wouldn’t want anything to happen to Shane’s lips, now would we?
*UPDATE: Well, Christmas indeed came early. Jennifer was on the August cover all shiny and happy. Guess I’ll have to make a new wish list for Santa. Rose Rollins or Marlee Matlin, perhaps?