The 30 Rock star was in New York City yesterday to autograph some covers of the Maxim magazine for the fans who had queued up waiting for her at NBC’s Experience Store.
Katrina is not that well-known here in the UK but is a real favourite in the US where she won the Sexiest Woman Alive title from Esquire readers back in 2011. Katrina’s 2m online votes in the poll saw her beat the 2010 winner Brooklyn Decker as well as Kim Kardashian, Padma Kakshmi and Megan Fox.
Katrina’s career started in 2006 with a small part in the ABC soap One Life To Live but her big break came when she got the part of Cerie, the sexy assistant to Tina Fey in 30 Rock. Katrina’s character’s good looks are a recurring joke on the programme as she is often thought to only keep her job because of her attractiveness as she is not the best of assistants in terms of the quality of her work.
The Maxim photos focus on Katrina’s peachy little bottom and showcase her assets in different lingerie sets including some 50’s retro style items.
Katrina says that she is looking forward to other opportunities coming her way as 30 Rock ends its current season ion a few weeks. “I don’t know, but I’m definitely excited for a new chapter,” she says. “I’d love to do a completely different kind of show, like ‘Breaking Bad’ or ‘Homeland’. I’m really open to anything whether it’s TV or more films.”
Katrina started on 30 Rock when she was just 16 and is still the youngest member of the cast. “I was so young and inexperienced when the show started, and the cast has basically been like family to me,” she says.
“At first I felt like I was in over my head, but everyone made me feel so comfortable. I’d hang out with the people from the show and go to SNL tapings and the after-parties, and a lot of the writers were young,” she says. “Like,Donald Glover wrote for the show before he was on Community, and he’s just a little older than me. But it’s not like I was going crazy and partying, which might have been different if I’d been on a show with lots of young people, like Gossip Girl.”
Katrina has appeared in Maxim magazine before and the last time the photos so impressed her boyfriend Ben Jorgensen (lead singer and guitarist with Armor For Sleep) that he was moved to propose to her. ‘I think he wanted to propose for a while, but that may have made him want to seal the deal,’ she said.
Katrina says that her favourite fashion accessories are her pewter coloured Christian Louboutins. She thinks at the moment Les Mis actress Anne Hathaway has the best sense of fashion and rates her as being like a modern-day version of style icon Audrey Hepburn.
We should be able to catch up with Katrina soon as she stars as Danni in Doug Aarniokoski’s (director of Highlander:Endgame) 3D thriller movie Nurse 3D. The movie also stars Paz de la Huerta as Abby a nurse who uses her sexuality to lure men to their death.
In the meantime you can read the full interview with Katrina and see all her hot photos in the latest edition of Maxim which is on newsstands right now.