Our favorite new It Girl speaks out about hot celebs, her own hot style, and yes, stretching her heart out in yoga. Quirky roles are nothing new to Hollywood television star Lisa Edelstein. She knows her way around acting from her roles as Rob Lowe’s call-girl girlfriend in West Wing, James Spader’s sultry girlfriend in The Practice, a lesbian on Relavity, and as a transsexual inAlly McBeal. How’s that for variety? Now, she’s the provocative star of FOX’s big, new hit this season, House, where every Tuesday night the sexual tension sparks with her co-star Hugh Laurie.
She’s also the girl you loved to hate in the WB series, Felicity. She did guest starring roles on Seinfeld, Fraisier, and ER. And then there are the movies. As Ben Stiller’s gal in Keeping The Faith, What Women Want with Mel Gibson, Daddy Day Carewith Eddie Murphy, and As Good As It Gets with Jack Nicholson. She appears in this summer’s Fathers & Sons on Showtime and in the she’s starring in Say Uncle with funny lady Kathy Najimy, and with Ray Romano and Kevin James in Grilled. So it’s no wonder this actress with Houston ties has parlayed years of dynamic roles into success on her own series. I caught up with her to see how she’s dealing with her latest successes…
Lance Avery Morgan: Lisa, you’re on the hottest new show of the season. What’s it like to star in the role as sexy doctor Dr. Lisa Cuddy?
Lisa Edelstein: It’s a lot of fun. I love the people. I have a great time going to work everyday. And, I happen to like the outfits they give me to wear, too!
LAM: You’ve done Broadway. You’ve done film and a ton of television. Which is your biggest love?
LE: I love projects that are well-written. It’s that simple.
LAM: What’s your favorite part of Tinsletown these days?
LE: I do yoga every morning and I enjoy taking my three rescue dogs to one of the beautiful parks in L.A. There are so many great parks here, you know.