- Witches, IPOs and Flying
On Charmed, Phoebe can see the future. What
ability would you want?
"I was one of those kids who had dreams they were flying.
It was the best feeling in the world."
Do you get a lot of fan mail from people
who are into witchcraft?
"The show does. The religions that held up 50 years ago don't
really hold up for the younger kids today. They want something
new to believe in."
What do you believe in?
"I believe in everything. I was raised Catholic, but now
I'm more Buddhist. But I don't practice anything specifically."
You still have savings from your Who's the
Boss? days. Do you play the market?
"No. But I want to start. I think I'd get so addicted to
it. It'd be horrible."
Any IPOs you're bummed you missed?
"MP3. I told [a friend] to buy it a while ago. He made $10,000
the first three days he had it."
Maybe you should be a stockbroker.
"Yeah. [Laughs.] But I'm dyslexic, so I don't know how good
that would be!"
- Maxim Magazine Interview
On growing up on "Who's the Boss":
"When I started developing, they wrote an episode called
'Sam's First Bra.' The writers were like, 'Okay, she's 13 and
she has boobies now. We better address this issue.' And that was
hell for me! I mean it's hard enough going through puberty by
yourself, but to do it in front of millions of people!"
On her tattoos:
"I have five. Rosary beads on my back, a vine of flowers
on my right ankle, an angel holding a cross with my ex-fiance's
initials SRW---which now means 'Single Rad Woman'---on my left
ankle, a fairy on my stomach, and a big sacred heart on my lower
back. I've always gotten them at times when I was sad about something...
relationship problems or the fact that it had rained every day
for a month. But I've always thought they were really beautiful."
On being single:
"I've talked about being single so much in the press that
it has become my thing. And now I'm getting thousands of proposals
on my E-mail every day. But it's funny. I meet some of the most
amazing, successful women, 21-35 years old, and they're all in
the same boat. So it may have something to do with men's inability
to deal with us."
On her Melrose Place character:
"My character isn't really bad. She just doesn't have a mental
editing process. She says exactly what's on her mind, like, 'That
outfit is horrible! Why did you put that on? I'm worried about
you.' And the thing is, she really cares! But it's a great acting
exercise. Truthfully, anyone can be good in an Ang Lee film, but
if you can pull off an episode of Melrose Place, you've got talent!"
On the success of Melrose Place:
"I don't mean any disrespect to the guys by this, but it's
a show that's run by women. The men are the bimbos. The women
are the ones who have the companies and dominate the relationships,
which I think is an interesting twist."