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AnnaLynne McCord: I Surprised Casting Directors!

AnnaLynne McCord: I Surprised Casting Directors!

AnnaLynne McCord works it out in a feature in Prestige magazine’s August 2010 issue.

Here’s what the 23-year-old actress, who posed for celeb photographer Mitchell McCormack, had to share:

On being homeschooled: “I studied through 12th grade. You can do that with homeschooling because it’s more flexible. I just blew through the grades and graduated early. I don’t think I missed out on anything by not going to high school. Home schooling is becoming more common in the US. It’s not that unusual in the southern and western states. The day I graduated, I was off to Miami to become a model. My parents, being so conservative, did not like it, of course. But I was always a pretty headstrong daughter and I was financially independent, so nothing was going to stop me. I packed my bags and my uncle drove me to South Beach.”

On surprising casting directors: “I had interesting reactions from casting directors. To them, I suppose, I looked like this blonde bimbo with a New York attitude who should be a model, not an actress. I remember one of them apologised to me when I had finished my audition. He said: ‘Oh my God, you really can act!’”

On working hard: “The truth is that you have to work to be an actor, and I work my a– off. I come from a background where you have to work to succeed in anything.”

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  • Lorena

    Obviously, this casting director desperately wanted in her pants.

  • w11

    @Lorena: LOL

  • Weber from Brazil

    I loooove her *-*
    sometimes she looks like a b?tch, but she’s cool

  • flor

    @Lorena: Totally! He was so desperate! LOL This girl makes me laugh

  • myself

    “oh my god you really can act ” she forgot to say that he never called her back :p

  • Dayana

    she’s so beautiful…

  • Sam

    lol at the quote, Ive seen her on TV, and she is not bad but she is not that great either!

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  • luisaonline

    she has great style!

  • alam

    She plays crazy bitch well, like her role in NipTuck

  • pb

    Never thought she was pretty enough to be a model or talented enough to be an actress. She obviously thinks highly of her acting skills, LOL, and her intelligence. Someone might want to let her know that skipping grades in homeschooling is not that impressive and doesnt exemplify a high intellect. The only reason I know who she is, is because of the tabloids like us weekly.

  • an

    “He said: ‘Oh my God, you really can act!’”

    amazing sense of humor right there, kudos.

  • offtheproperty

    She is actually not a Bimbo. But she does like to have fun, God bless her.

  • Shar

    She forgot to mention that her “audition” was done on the casting couch.

  • LOL

    she auditioned for roles in Twilight and Scream 4 (and probably more movies) and didn’t even manage to get a small part like the stupid blonde who dies in 5 secondes… ‘Nuff said… she’s a really bad actress who needs to parade her fake BF and fugly sisters at every Hollywood parties in order to not being forgotten. Really sad…

  • moofoo

    She is a great actress? she must be kidding herself daily…she is horrible…and yes, good actress don go walking around braless to get attention

  • d-boy

    What a stuck up b/itch! Unattractive, too.

  • kiki

    She is really pretty but she does sound kind of conceited in this interview. She always plays the same bitchy characters so maybe its rubbing off on her.

  • caro

    Homeschooling is forbidden in some European countries.

  • Tiff

    she does not have any acting skills period ; she’s forever parading herself in front of the camera’s , note* to AnnaLynne, take some acting classes ..

  • Jenny

    Since when is excessive nostril flaring considered acting???

  • Yeah right

    She’s soooooo annoying…

  • Alexa

    She is an absolutely useless ‘actress’. Her appearances on 90210 make me cringe.