Sarah talked to WTAM and you can listen to the interview!
You may recognize the gorgeous Sarah Shahi from her stint as DJ Carmen de la Pica Morales on “The L Word” or as the super hot stripper who beds Tony Soprano on the HBO drama. Now, the former Miss Fort Worth, Texas and Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader has landed a starring role in a brand new show: USA’s “Fairly Legal.”
Shahi plays Kate Reed, a sassy, smart, and very sexy lawyer-turned-mediator whose personal life is often more complicated than the cases she works on. I had the opportunity to sit down with Sarah on Wednesday to talk about her new show, why being an actress isn’t as cutthroat as being a pageant queen, and her other brand new role: motherhood.
Here are some of the highlights according to the site:
On her role as Kate Reed on “Fairly Legal”:
“It’s not your usual take on a legal drama… My character, she’s like a mix between Carrie Bradshaw and Sandra Bullock. She’s very feisty, she’s unpredictable, she’s whimsical, you wanna snuggle with her one minute and punch her in the face the next.”
On her first starring role:
“It’s a lot of responsibility because you’re so much more naturally invested and you’re there from the beginning. Little do they know I’m going to put my foot in the editing room next year!”
On co-star Michael Trucco:
“He’s chiseled like a Greek God, and we make it a point to have his shirt off in a lot of the episodes, so we give the girls what they want to see. I’m tired of women being objectified, it’s time for the boys to take it off.”
On what’s the most cutthroat: competing for an acting role/competing in a beauty pageant/competing to become a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader:
“I will say that Hollywood is the nicest. I remember being backstage at the pageants and there were girls that would do anything to sabotage you. There were girls that would break heels off of your shoe when you weren’t looking. They would pour ink down your dress – if you were on stage doing the swimsuit competition, like you were part of the top ten, some of the other girls that didn’t make the top ten – they’d pour ink down your dress. The next [most competitive] after that is being a cheerleader, and Hollywood comes third.”
“I got dumber after having a baby, I lost brain cells… the truth is, there is no right time [to have a baby]. If you want to do it, you should just do it.”
She’s so much fun. Check out the audio by clicking here!