Mourning the loss of Lost? The end of 24? The blindingly gorgeous Taylor Cole will get you over it, and fast. This Texas rose is now the breakout babe from The Event, a conspiracy-filled mindbender eating up DVR space all across this great land of ours. In the show she plays Vicky Roberts, who flips from a bikini-clad damsel in distress to a double-agent femme fatale. But don’t be fooled. There’s more to this gorgeous girl than meets the eye.
How did you get your start in acting?
I played volleyball in high school until I tore my ACL senior year. Then I started modeling, did rehab on my knee, auditioned for Summerland, and moved to L.A. I’ve been here six years now.
Do you miss Texas?
I really love Texas. I don’t get back there much, but the people are great. There’s no b.s., no hidden agendas.
Yeah, a lot of big names came out of Summerland. And Ryan and I dated for three and a half years. He’s the sweetest.Is it tough seeing your ex get randy on TV?
We were still dating when he got the show. If you can’t draw the line between the character and the person, then you probably shouldn’t date an actor.
Tell us about your Event character, Vicky.
Nice girls aren’t always what they seem. She has a totally different side to her that will be revealed. She could be perceived as bad, but to her, she’s just doing her job and doing what needs to be done. I don’t think anybody bad thinks they’re bad. She’s very complex and has a lot of tricks up her sleeve. It’s fun to play a character with so many different sides.
What “event” in your life would you not want them to make a show out of?
If I did have one, I wouldn’t tell. But we can all learn from our mistakes. I usually do.
There is a lot of action on The Event. Any crazy moments from the set?
The back tire on my Jeep went missing recently, and I was convinced somebody was playing
a joke on me. But I realized we were shooting in a sketchy neighborhood, so it was probably stolen. I wouldn’t put it past anybody to play a practical joke.
Did we see you in the Green Hornet trailer?
It’s a quick part, but it was really fun working with Seth Rogen, and the director let us do whatever we wanted with the scene. I can’t wait to see how it turns out.
What is your guiltiest pleasure?
I’m a big eater, so I appreciate a good meal. Sushi is my favorite.
What do you look for in a guy?
Confidence, but not false confidence, because that’s not attractive. Someone who’s motivated and makes me laugh. If they just happen to be good-looking, I won’t complain.
What turns you off?
Jealousy for no reason is my biggest turnoff. If I’m with a guy in a relationship, I want him to feel like he’s king of the world. I don’t want to play games. I want him to know how special he is.
What part of your body are you most proud of?
My legs take up about 70 percent of my body, and they look great in stilettos.
Are you a big partyer?
I did the nightlife thing for six years. Lately staying in with friends is more what I like to do.
Finally, are you single?
I’m excited to be single now, but I tend to jump from relationship to relationship. I fall in love easily. My goal is to be single for at least a year. We’ll see how that goes.
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