Posted by on 10 November 2009 with Comments Off on five things you didn’t know about morena baccarin

Never has an alien looked so out of this world. When the Visitors landed on Earth on ABC’s hit sci-fi drama, V last Tuesday, none was more captivating than Morena Baccarin.

The stunning, 30-year-old Brazilian-born actress – who previously starred on Firefly – made quite a first impression with humans and viewers alike in her role as Anna, the sly and smooth alien leader. (V airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on ABC through November.)

Here are five things you may not know about TV’s hottest new star.

1. She is a gourmet cook: “I love to get random recipes and try them. I cook very few things twice,” she says. “Saveur magazine is my favorite magazine, and they have simple and unusual recipes I like to try.”

2. She had a crush on her V costar Scott Wolf: She wasn’t obsessed, but Baccarin admits that 15 years ago she was a huge Party of Five fan. “I loved it,” she says. And Wolf’s appeal on the show was simple: “He was the nice guy. I do remember watching it and [thinking] he was very hot.” These days, however, Baccarin’s affections are reserved for her boyfriend of two years, director Austin Chick.

3. Her pooch helped her through a rough patch: Baccarin, who splits her time between New York City and Los Angeles, often travels with her dog, Rudy. “He is a Löwchen, which is a rare breed of dog from Germany,” she says, confessing that her love affair with the dog began “after I had gone through a breakup a few years ago. I went to the Santa Monica pound and friend of mine convinced me to get him. I thought he was a mutt, but he’s a purebred from Germany that was bred to be a lap dog for royalty. Every day I’ve been so thankful I got him. He’s the sweetest little guy. He doesn’t bark. He doesn’t chew [on things]. Sometimes I want to get more.”

4. She’s a wine lover: One of Baccarin’s favorite vacations was a trip to Seville, Spain, with Chick. “The food! Aus and I are big wine lovers, and Spanish wines are amazing. We love eating out, and the tapas and wine there are to die for.”

5. She’s not really evil!: Baccarin may play a calculating alien with plans to eradicate the human race – but at home she loves to laugh and keep things light. When it’s time to unwind, “I don’t watch much TV, but I recently got addicted to Modern Family,” she says. “It’s one of my favorite shows.”


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