Dollhouse actress Eliza Dushku may look pretty and frail but she seems to repeatedly land very meaty TV roles. She puts her success down to advice she received from Arnold Schwarzenegger when they shot the movie True Lies together.
In an interview with FHM Eliza explained: “He said to me, ‘Just believe in yourself, know what you want in life and don’t stop until you get it.’
“He also told me that when he first started out as an action star, no one believed in him. But now, he says he doesn’t need to remind people of what they said to him all those years ago.
“He just needs to walk into a room and all those people who were rude to him, they know. He doesn’t even have to say anything. And it’s that approach to life, if anything, that’s been my mantra since.”
She said: “As a child I had a pet python I carried around with me. And in high school I had a fair few scuffles. I was a little bit too much of a tomboy.”
Speaking of her role in new sci-fi show Dollhouse, Eliza told the magazine: “One minute I’m in a Los Angeles alleyway in leather trousers having guns pointed at my head, the next I’m riding a Ducati or flying a chopper. I really get physical.
“And unlike most actresses who brawl on screen, I can actually fight. I could tear someone up real hard. It’s safe to say you don’t want to meet me down an alley.”
Read the full interview in FHM on Thursday 30th July.
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