Kate Moennig has been an AfterEllen.com favorite since she first appeared on The L Word as Shane McCutcheon, the girl everyone wanted to date and just couldn’t hate, no matter how many times she screwed them over. The actress behind the role has managed to move on from the series to play a doctor (Three Rivers), a tattoo artist (Dexter) and a druggie prostitute (The Lincoln Lawyer). There’s no typecasting for this woman, who told our Lindsey Byrnes (during a shoot for the new issue of WORK magazine) about her experiences as an actor, the difference between film and TV and how she developed her own sense of style.
AfterEllen.com: You recently had a part in a big Hollywood movie, The Lincoln Lawyer, starring Matthew McConaughey, and, in 2009, you were in a movie called Everybody’s Fine with Robert DeNiro and Drew Barrymore. But, other than that, you have mostly worked in television. Do you see your career moving in the general direction of movies or are you still interested in acting on TV?
AE: Last time I saw you, you were in the middle of working on an indie film. What was it? And when do you start filming your next movie, Gone, with Amanda Seyfried?
As for Gone, I do that next month sometime.
AE: What is your dream job and why?
AE: You want to be a chef? You are quite the cook! Would you want to have a cooking show?
AE: What is the most dreadful thing you have had to do as an actor?
AE: Did you know that AfterEllen.com has interviewed a woman who is a Kate Moennig celebrity impersonator? She goes to parties and does photo shoots as you. How do you deal with those types of things?