AnnaLynne McCord, 21, is one of the most gracious celebrities in Hollyweird. She's sweet, funny, glam, and courteous.
I got some Q&A action with 90210's resident bad girl and unlike her character Naomi, she was a homeschooled "dork growing up."
AnnaLynne is passionate about making a difference. While talking to various media outlets, at any opportunity the rising star mentioned the charity organization she works closely with called The Blind Project, an organization that raises awareness and money for victims of sex trafficking.
Actors are so lucky. We have so much power and it's wrong to me, criminal even, to have that kind of power and not use it."
At L.A. Direct Magazine and Planet Funk's L.A. Fashion week kickoff party on Friday, 0ct. 10, AnnaLynne talked to Pop On The Pop about on-set romances, the importance of good hair, her "badankadonk" and why she wants to work with Bruce Willis.
How's everything going on the set lately?
Really good. We obviously we're all obviously very excited that we got picked up for a new season. I was kind of wanting a vacation, but now we're excited.
I hear Adam and Jessica [Lowndes] are taking their romance off screen now?
Which Jessica? I can't keep up; there's four Jessicas on our show. There is a lot of chemistry, I mean, we're good actors.
What do you enjoy the most about working on 90210?
The paycheck [laughs]! I think it's so funny because going into it I was a little scared. I had several reservations about taking a show and it ended up being so awesome, such a good choice. It's been great for my organization. Going into a show and locking yourself up for a couple years is a little scary when you have fear of commitment like me, but actually everyone's been so super cool and we're just a big family now.How would you describe yourself if you could give yourself a role on set?
I'm kind of the clown. I love doing twirls and cartwheels at three in the morning when I'm delirious. [The 90210 cast] is just like, ‘Oh, it's AnnaLynne again, she's being a dork!' I was kind of the dork growing up, and I kind of maintain that role on set. They just roll their eyes [laughs]. It's so bad!
What kind of roles are you interested in?
I love to kick ass, anything with a little martial arts action. For me, at this point, I obviously want every actor's cliché – I wanna try everything. I have gotten offers, which is exciting, but I can't do anything because I'm so busy! I'm pulling through a couple projects, one of which I'm pretty much signed onto unless another one that I really want comes up. It's one between the two since we got picked up. My ideal role would be strong, female lady, lots of ass kicking!
Any actors you'd like to work with?
God. That's a hard one. I'd love to work with Bruce Willis. He's the badass king. I wanna do Die Hard 5 [laughs]! Seventy-five, whatever it is.
What are you wearing tonight?
Intuition, Express, super great, super flirty, Bebe, Nine West, Dolce and Gabana. A little bit of everything.
What's something about fashion you would change if you could?
I think hair. I think hair is such a statement. If you pull it back and make it crazy, frizz it out, let it be blown. I feel like so many people kind of just let there hair go a little bit, and I would like to see a lot more edgy hairstyles, like I try to bring out in the show. I would definitely make it mandatory that everyone goes crazy with their hair, lots of backcombing!
What's your Halloween costume this year?
I'm always some form of a vampire. I like to do this little thing where it's a subtle vampire, so I'll dress up like something else. Last year I was a French maid, where I smile and have nice little fangs coming out. I'm not exactly sure yet. I might be like superwoman, Wonder Woman with fangs, Wonder Woman, so I'm a girl dressed up like a vampire dressed up like Wonder Woman!
Thanksgiving's coming up. What are some things that will be on your dinner table?
Everything that I cook. I like to cook a lot. I'm a big casserole girl. Actually, last Thanksgiving I cooked all casseroles and then my boyfriend at the time got a little annoyed.
Are fans recognizing you on the street?
It's begun! It was a lot sooner than I thought it would be. I had a little from Nip/Tuck. But now people are like, ‘You look like that girl!' and I'm like, ‘I know, I get that a lot! That's not me [laughs]! It's cool, though. I was in the mall the other day and a little girl who was maybe 14 or 15 was like, "Are you from 90210?" And I'm like, ‘yeah!' and she's like, "Wow!" And she looks at her friends and she's like "This is cool! This is really cool [laughs]!" So it's nice when it makes someone's day.
Do you wanna set the record straight about eating disorders on [the 90210] set?
I have small bones. I love to eat. I'm an In-N-Out girl. I get to eat what I want. I obviously work out. I really like to keep this region nice and worked out [rubbing her stomach], have a little badankadonk action [rubbing her butt without touching it]. Um, so everyone's gonna say something good, something bad. The people that I care about know the truth. That's all that matters to me.
*questions via three reporters including poponthepop.com. Come back tomorrow for my one-on-one with New York of New York Goes to Hollywood, I Love New York and Flavor of Love!