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- Enough of the guys — who's the sexiest woman? - Whitney Matheson
3. Katherine Moennig. If you're not watching The L Word, you're missing out on a great show — and some fantastic daydreams. As Shane, a womanizing hairdresser with a heart of gold, Moennig commands every scene she's in ... and man, if I worked on that show, I'd make her scenes about four times longer. While I don't want Showtime to cancel the series anytime soon, I'm eager to see what post-L Word roles she snags. Moennig is the type of woman who could play an 80-year-old garbage collector and still somehow make it sexy.
For years, men have been the crusading casanovas on prime time. She's shaking up the formula and throwing a wrench in the stale sexual politics of television.
Katherine Moennig likes her women freaky. "There are a gazillion projects out there that offer standard female roles, but they're not for me," says the 27-years-old actress. This is no surprise since Moennig is best known for her starring role on Showtime's The L Word as sexually voracious vixen Shane McCutcheon, TV's most high profile gay female skirt-chaser, a girl, who as the show's first two seasons would seem to imply, likes a lot of other girls. Big changes, though, are afoot for Shane, says Moennig, in the third season, which begins airing in january. "Shane's in a steady relationship this time. And she's dealing with the mistake she makes along the way."
The niece of actress Blythe Danner (and the cousin of Gwyneth Paltrow), Moennig grew up in Philadelphia and moved to New York shortly after high school, embarking on a tour through the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She'd been wanting in to move to L.A but found the prospect daunting; when she was cast on the l word, which films in Vancouver, she decided to finaly head west, albeit 2000 miles north.
Early next year, Moennig makes the leap to the big screen, appearing in Ghost World (2001) director Terry Zwigoff Art School Confidential [release date : April 26, 2006] and plans to use The L Word's hiatus to get back into the Hollywood loop. Still, she's making the most of her time in Canada. "Vancouver's cool because I can bike or skateboard to the set," she says. "We decided Shane should skate, so I got a coach and learned how to skate a half-pipe. It's harder than it looks. It's not bad, though, getting paid to do what I like."
Kate Moennig incarnates a mysterious, audacious, aggressive and very seductive woman in "The L Word".
If she was a man, Shane McCutcheon would go around the world breaking female hearts with her irresistible talent for conquering and her absolute incapacity to fall in love. Something similar happens in "The L Word".
Beautiful and sexy, indomitable and with a dark past, fashionable and very self-assured, with a precise touch of masculinity and an absolutely 'cool' attitude, Shane is the bad girl who upsets everyone. She's that kind of person whose cold blood easily warms up everybody else's, she's the skeptical one but who everybody else believes could change for love, the imperturbable creature who disturbs everyone who approaches her. It doesn't matter if it's about a man and a woman or a woman and women, in the end the idea is the same: it's someone who everybody loves but who doesn't love anyone. Until the day arrives.
Almost at the end of the first season, Shane falls in love and pays for her mistakes. "You know... my entire life, people have said that... I would become a psychopath if I didn't learn how to feel", she says in tears to the woman she loves. "But I wanna know what is so great about feeling. Because I feel like my heart's been completely ripped out".
That's how the episode transmitted by Warner Channel on Saturday at midnight ended, after HBO interrupted its transmission. We don't know, then, what consequences opening her heart will have on Shane (the third season has just begun in the United States). What is certain is that the career of Kate Moennig, like all of her companions', has taken a radical twist thanks to this series about lesbians in L.A., which cast includes Pam Grier as a heterosexual seduced by a Drag King and Jennifer Beals, the eighties' star of "Flashdance", as the successful Bette, who dreams of becoming a mother with her loving partner Tina.
The series has also given a great boost to the careers of Leisha Hailey - Alice, an ultramodern bisexual --, Erin Daniels - Dana, a rich and famous woman who struggles to come out of the closet --, Karina Lombard - Marina, a "femme fatale" who knows how to use her charm -- and Mia Kirshner - Jenny, a heterosexual who discovers that many of her convictions are questionable.
Daughter of a Broadway dancer and of a violin maker, and cousin of Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate grew up in an artistic environment. After studying at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, she started her TV career on the series "Young Americans".
1.) In episode 3.06, Carmen sprays Shane with a fire extinguisher; how many times did you get sprayed before the director was satisfied with the scene. And was it hard to sit there covered in "whatever" and not crack a smile while Alice/Leisha bragged about having "9000 orgasms" with a vampire? Katherine: i think we did that maybe 3 times. tricia [Brock - director of the ep.] was very cool and didn't want to kill me. i remember my skin feeling very dry and the taste of it was horrible. then smoking on top of it... i felt disgusting after work. this could have been the one time i didn't lose it while working with leisha.
2.) Which incarnation of Shane have you most enjoyed playing? (Player Shane of Season One? Troubled Shane of Season Two? Or Happy Shane of Season Three?) Which has been most challenging? Katherine: all 3 have presented its challenges. and on the flip side, allowed me to do things that are fun to work with. season 1 was the ultimate, because i worked with leisha and erin. but it was hard because i didn't want to play the idea of someone aloof. season 2 was a great time. i loved working with mia and developing the characters friendship. and i thought the tension with carmen was interesting to play with. it felt like a real build up to something. the most challenging would have to be season 3. sarah and i didn't want to fall into a fairytale relationship that fast. we wanted fuck ups. i like that carmen has become more judgemental this year. it makes her more real and honest. I'm glad shane cheated and stays shut down at times. it makes the relationship feel that it has the ebbs and flows of real life.
3.) What do you think it was about Cherie Jaffe that made Shane fall in love with her? And do you think it's telling somehow that when Shane (who until she met Cherie, didn't "do relationships") let down her guard and finally let herself feel, it was because of someone - Cherie - who was essentially unavailable (at least for the kind of relationship Shane was hoping for)? Katherine: i've learned that you're drawn to people who are meant to teach you something; who are a mirror to who you are and what you have to learn about yourself. cherie was just as unattainable as shane, therefore she found someone who could play her game. she lost at the end, but i think she gained perspective to who she is and what she has done to others. but shane is human so she doesn't seem to have fully learned her lesson yet.
4.) What would you consider to be your greatest strength and weakness? Katherine: strength: loyalty; weakness: impatience.
5.) What's a perfect day for you? Katherine: being at the beach in the morning, then have an afternoon drink with some friends.
February 10, 2006
1.) Given your background, was classical music a part of your life growing up? Did you play any instrument(s), and if so, which one(s)? Katherine: yes, that music was a huge part of my life. between my dad's shop and always hearing it at home, it was the first type of music i listened to. i tried the violin when i was 8 or 9 but it didn't stick. "twinkle twinkle little star..." was as far as i went. i found it to be terribly uncomfortable on my neck.
2.) In the previous Q&A, you said you censor yourself in interviews sometimes. Have you ever regretted saying something to a journalist? Katherine: i don't know if i have regretted anything. i have just learned through practice what their hooks can be for an article. i guess i have gotten better at reading in between the lines of questions.
3.) How old were you when you started smoking? Is there a story behind your first cigarette? And did you ever try to stop? Katherine: unfortunately i started at the tender age of 17. i would sneak one of my mom's and hang out my window... i wish i never did it. i tried to stop once. i was doing well but then 9-11 happened and all that work went out the window. i plan on doing so this year, it was my 2006 resolution.
4.) What is the most important lesson you've learned from life? Katherine: i haven't really been around that long in the grand scheme of things but my biggest lesson so far has been belief and faith. i guess they go hand in hand. they have helped during some tough times.
5.) When watching new seasons of The L Word at premiers or when the new episodes air on Sundays, do you get nervous about how the audience will respond? Katherine: sometimes... i mostly just analyze my work and cringe at things that i did in a scene that i didn't like. then i pray no one else notices.
January 27, 2006
1.) Cast members frequently comment on the close relationship everyone has with each other. It seems that this would make shooting scenes easier, since you are working with close friends. Does it ever make it more difficult, though? Perhaps if the scene is very emotional, for instance? Katherine: 99% of the time it makes the work day painless, because we spend it laughing and chatting. but when we have to work, we work. we all can very easily shift gears and focus. with leisha, we can barely get through scenes together because we laugh so much, and usually can't stop. i love that girl, but when we have to do emotional scenes we never make eye contact with each other because we know we will break.
2.) Prep school can be a weird place to go through your adolescence. What was your school like and how would you describe yourself as a schoolkid? Katherine: my school was fantastic if you were an academic. i wasn't, so i had a hard time with most of the classes because i didn't care. in high school, i was the usual surly kid going through puberty. i had my best friend forge notes from my mom that said i had dr appointments every other day so i could leave at noon. my other dear friend was the school president and we would sneak out to my car and smoke pot during lunch or study hour. it's a shame now, but i really just wanted to get out.
3.) Back in season 2, Shane tells Carmen she has a brother... If they decided to bring her brother into an episode, which actor would you like to play him? Katherine: she did say she had a brother, didn't she? in my dreams i would love james franco or ryan gosling.
4.) Do you enjoy reading? If so, do you have favourite authors? Katherine: i love reading. my favorite author as of late is augusten burroughs. he has such wit and perfect timing. i laugh out loud.
5.) Do you sometimes censor yourself in interviews? Katherine: yes i do. for 2 reasons... #1 being that reporters have a job to do, and that usually means finding a hook to grab someone to read the article. things you say can be taken out of context, which is unfortunate. and #2 is because i can be a bit blunt at times, which is my own fault so i have to watch my mouth.