The Betty Interview: Eliza Dushku
The star of Dollhouse tells BettyConfidential all about the new season of her show and her surprise wedding!
An actress’ worst nightmare is being typecast, but Eliza Dushku has no problem with her tough-as-nails Hollywood image. From her breakthrough as Missy, a bad-ass cheerleader in Bring It On, to the leather-clad slayer, Faith, on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, to her current action-packed role as Echo on Fox’s Dollhouse, Eliza never plays the average girl next door. “I’m always the guy’s girl, who’s outspoken and not afraid to stand up for herself,” says the Boston-born 28-year-old. “How could you not like that label? I think I’m like that off-screen too. I’m no pushover and I’m proud of that.”
Eliza’s equally proud of her show Dollhouse, which returns for its second season on Fox tonight. Aside from being one of the show’s producers, she also plays Echo, a genetically altered woman whose memories are erased and new skills and talents are implanted in her brain, so she can become whoever the highest bidder wants her to be. “The show never gets old! ” Eliza says of the collaboration with Joss Whedon, a good friend and creator of Buffy and Angel. “Whenever I get the scripts, I’m so excited to see what I’m going to be doing, and who I’m going to become. This season is amazing, because Echo is more self-aware and three dimensional. There are so many fun storylines, too. I can’t give too much away, but by the third episode I’m married!”
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