Once is Not Enough


By Shana Naomi Krochmal

Have you ever kissed a guy before this -- not for a role?
No. This was the first time.

Well, everyone has to have a first time.
I gotta say, the funny thing is I got a call from a mutual friend of ours who's also an actor, and he called us within seconds of it ending and was like, 'How'd that go?' And we were all kind of laughing. And it's nice, when people say, 'Oh, I used to do that in college' -- it is nice to be able to tell that story instead.

Let's talk about some of the other awesome shows that you've been on. Deputy Leo on Veronica Mars was that sneak attack character who was way too charming for everyone's good.
When I came in, they really didn't know the future of the show. They introduced this character, and I just flew down and did my thing. Then they got picked up for a full season, and they called me back and started this storyline, and we all got along so well and enjoyed working together so much that it kind of just dragged on. At some point I think they were like, 'We gotta get back to the other [romantic] storylines with Teddy Dunn and Jason Dohring.' We all enjoy each other so much. I would get the scripts at my house and read them and be like, 'I love these people, and they're giving me a job, but'' There were episodes where I was like, I am contributing nothing to the storyline of the show except by showing up and smiling and maybe talking to Enrico Colantoni about God only knows what.

But they were fun, charming cameos.
I loved it. That show was so much fun. It was one of my all-time favorites.

You've also been on Ugly Betty, which has got to be the gayest show on TV, possibly ever.
I'm trying to get on Brothers and Sisters and then I will be able to host the GLAAD awards next year.

Totally. But your character -- Alexis' assistant -- he's not the nicest guy in the show.
An asshole, I've heard. I'm not trying to play it that way.

How's Rebecca Romijn to work with?
Rebecca's the best. I showed up for the table read on the first day and I was like, 'Wow, you're really tall and really pretty.' And then Salma Hayek walks in and all these other people and I'm like, 'Wow, I feel really intimidated.' And then they're all so great. Everyone on that cast was so nice and really welcomed me in.