(On the response she gets for playing Adrianna on 90210) I think at the beginning it was a little negative – people loved to hate me, and my haircut. Now it’s more positive.
(On the make-up she had to wear for 90210) It was an hour of intense white makeup on my face and red and gray under my eyes to create broken capillaries. It looked much worse in person than on camera. And then, right when I thought I could start wearing some pretty makeup, I have this huge pregnancy belly I have to put on.
(On her 90210 experience) All I knew was that Adrianna was a singer in the school musical, and I’m a singer, so I was excited to sing on TV. Next thing I knew they chopped my hair off, and wrote this amazing material for me in which I had a drug addiction and I was dying. I honestly didn’t know where it was going.
(On what to do for Valentine’s Day) Cheesy is good! Like, I’m a hopeless romantic, so I love it. So guys, I don’t know, if you don’t have the money, cook her dinner. Um, go pick some flowers. I like a guy with a plan. That’s always, like, a girl turn-on, so have a plan and maybe some chocolates and you’re set. It’s all good.
(On her character’s appearance on 90210) She’s heavily into drugs right now, and because of that, she needs her hair perfect. Like, 1940’s housewife. So that’s how I explain the hair and the grey and the red and all the stuff on my face right now.
(On fan reactions to her character on 90210) Some girls come up to me and say, ‘I can totally relate to what you go through with your mother on this show.’ It’s really hard, but I’m at least there for them and they can relate to my character and not feel so alone in their situation, and that’s the best thing I can do. It’s kind of fun and amazing because I love that I’m able to affect people.
(On singing on 90210) I sang one of my own songs, called “Fly Away.” I had to sing it while my character was high (laughs) so it wasn’t a good representation, but it was still very exciting.
(On what people shouldn’t do on a date.) Don’t talk on your cell phone during dinner! Just keep it on silent and look at it in the car later.
(On where she likes to shop) Forever 21 is my favorite store. Their twenty dollar jeans are sexy and they last, too.
(Telling a fan story) Someone was making me a sandwich at Subway and he started hyperventilating. Then he asked me to sign a wrapper. That was pretty cool.
(On working on 90210) We usually get the script the day before. It’s fast paced like that. I had to work my butt off. I got one script and I’m like, “Oh, gosh, okay, I die in this episode, hopefully I come back.” And then I got the series regular contract the day after.
On why she needed so much preparation for her role as drug-addict Adrianna) Honestly, like, I don’t even have experience with drugs. I take Tylenol if I have a headache. That’s it.
(On qualities she likes in a guy) I think humor is very sexy. Honesty, integrity and respect are also very important.
(On her 90210 character) Adrianna is constantly searching for that happy ending and it’s nowhere in sight. It’s emotionally draining because my eyes are puffy every day of my life, but it’s so rewarding. When I see the finished product, I’m very proud of it.
(On the original 90210) I was a huge fan. I didn’t watch it when it was really popular because I was three, but obviously I’ve seen it since, so I was a huge fan.
(On what it was like to work with Shannen Doherty) Incredible. I pinched myself in every scene.