Clad in a Mavi shirt and Dolce & Gabbana shorts, the 33-year-old Canadian actress dolls up the Alexei Hay shot front page while opening up in the featured article about topics including her experience as a McDonald’s employee and past crushes on soap stars, as well as Josh Brolin.
On whether she gets involved in creating her characters’ looks:
“Yeah, I love those preliminary conversations about who a character is. You try on wigs, shoes and clothes. It’s preferable when it’s not about looking pretty. It can get a little dull to just be cute. We talk about things like, maybe my character can’t afford these Christian Louboutins. [The stylist] will say, ‘No one will notice.” And I’m like, “Everyone knows that red-bottom shoe!'”
On whether playing serious or playing silly is more difficult:
“I think playing silly. I’m very silly as a person, but quality silliness on-screen has more of an art to it. Harrison Ford, whom I was in Morning Glory with, has mastered that dry funny better than anyone.”
On whether she worked at McDonald’s:
“Yeah, for a good three years. My sister and brother worked there. My sister was my manager! It was a great place to work, but I had a little bit of an OCD thing with hand washing and just didn’t have time. They were like, “Hey, the drive-through’s backing up. Stop washing your hands!” I was not a great employee; I broke the orange juice machine one day.”
On her all-time favorite romantic movie:
“Just one?! In the Mood for Love, Giant, Days of Heaven and the Russian film Burnt by the Sun. I can’t choose just one.”
On crushes she’s had on actors:
“I loved soap operas when I was young, so Antonio Sabato Jr. and Maurice Benard from General Hospital. And who could forget Josh Brolin in The Goonies?”
On what she’d do if she wasn’t acting?
“I wouldn’t mind running a restaurant. I’m not an amazing cook, but I can follow a recipe.”