Quotes
  • I had my heart set on becoming an English teacher, but stumbled into acting after meeting a theatrical agent in my dad’s restaurant in San Diego.
  • Lots of doors have opened for me because of [Buffy the Vampire Slayer] and [Angel], but, although I’m ambitious, I’m not going to just do anything simply because the money is good. If I can’t love a project, then I’m not interested.
  • I’m a mixed breed and hope to live longer because of it.
  • I don’t really see myself being a sex symbol at all.
  • I think essentially the meaning of life is probably the journey and not really any one thing or an outcome or a result. I think it’s kinda the process and I think that if you can find happiness in the process then maybe that’s it. I just feel really in love with life and the life I’ve created with my family. So it works for me.
  • Well, I can tell you what my goals are. I have a son now, so I want the half-hour sitcom lifestyle, where you can have a family and work. And then, during summer hiatus, I’d like to do a Kill Bill or Wonder Woman or some movie like that.
  • You can take the girl out of Vegas, but you can’t take the Vegas out of the girl.
  • (In 2003, about Sarah Michelle Gellar winning the title role in Buffy the Vampire Slayer.) Initially I was disappointed, but while I didn’t see it at the time, I know now I’m better suited to Cordelia… Moving from Buffy to [Angel] was great for me. On Buffy I wasn’t all that high on the totem pole as far as responsibility and screen time. That all changed when I joined [David Boreanaz] in Angel. The whole thing has been such a buzz.
  • (On her role as Cordelia in Buffy the Vampire Slayer.) I was a little turned off by the idea of doing another bitch. But my agent put it to me quite frankly, that you have to be known before you can be typecast.
  • My mom owned a retail store, so I had these hot satin pants. I was like Satan at my all-Christian school.
  • (On playing Kendall Casablancas on Veronica Mars) The name is really spectacular. My manager was like, “It’s the best name in prime time.” I just laughed at him.
  • (On posing for Playboy.) I wanted to get back to my old self. I wanted to feel desirable and sexy. So I thought, “What if I went full throttle?”
  • (On posing for Playboy.) Posing in Playboy is more then just baring your body. It’s about baring your soul. It’s about finding joy, liberation, and warmth. I’m a very shy person, and I really came out of my shell during the shoot. At first, I was very nervous since I had only given birth less then a year before and just recently lost most of the weight I put on during my pregnancy. I insisted that my husband be present for the shoot so I would feel more comfortable in front the photographer and crew. By the time the two-day shoot was over, I was so relaxed and comfortable with displaying my nude body on the set that my husband was saying, “Honey, they’re not shooting now. You can put your robe back on.”
  • With seven years of Cordelia, I can’t help but think that she’s imprinted on me and that acerbic tongue is just a part of who I am now.