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... Jeremy Garrett
JUMP Spring 2001
upfront Jump'em by Alexis Iacone
VITAL STATS : Name : Jeremy Garrett Age : 24 Dating Status : Single What He's Looking For In Ms. Right : Honesty, respect and appreciation
Actor Jeremy Garrett is one hot rising star. Cast as the hot new roommate (and love interest?) of Audrey (Jaime Pressly) on Jack & Jill, Garrett is sure to makeour hearts flutter this season.I caught up with Jeremy while he was driving his car through the streets of L.A.- luckily he was talking on his cell's ear piece attachment so he wouldn't cause any traffic jams. Here, Jeremy tells us what to expect from the newest member of the WB "heartthrob" family.
You grew up in San Diego. Was moving to Hollywood a big chance for you? I moved here when I was 19. I had been going to college at the time and came here to Hollywood to star on the show, Sweet Valley High. Within a week I had my own apartment. I have to say it was a big shocker. And I wasn't used to this whole Hollywood thing. It took some time -about a year- to get used to the lifestyle, the people and even feel comfortable in my own skin.
Do you really like living here now? It's funny. I just got back after a month in Rome -I go there every year- and I was really looking forward to getting back here.
Did you have fun appearing on Buffy, The Vampire Slayer? [Laughing] Oh, yeah. I got my butt kicked by Sarah Michelle Gellar! She's the one girl who's ever kicked my butt. What was so cool about that show was the incredible makeup you get to wear. I had this broken nose in an episode. It was incredible. I looked like a rhinoceros! Then, this other guy next to me looked like his chest was coming right out of his skin. It was wild.
Tell me about your new role as Audrey's hot roommate on the show. I play Russell. He's this standup comedian from New York City. I move in as Jaime Pressly's roommate, but then the whole , cute inevitable sexual tension thing happens.
So, what's your character really all about? He's just broken up with his girlfriend. And he doesn't want to admit it, but he really digs Jaime Pressly's character. She's this tough, little cookie. At first, when he shows her he likes her, she shuts him down. As a typical guy, it just makes him want her more. Then it turns into a game where he's trying to ignore her and then she can't believe he doesn't want her after all.
How did you get along with Jaime on the set? She was my girl for five weeks. She's just a little firecracker. And she got to see me naked, a la Austin Powers!
Buck-naked? Well, let's just say the fruit bowl was, yes, strategically covering all the right places!
Are you a fan of reality shows such as Survivor? Temotation Island is just terrible! Why are you going to put people on an island just to watch them hurt each other? But Survivor is cool. It's people-watching in extreme situations.
How do you feel about becoming the next teen heartthrob? It's funny because in most roles, I'm cast as a boyfriend or love interest. I think it comes with the territory.But it's great when fans like you and support you. Makes you think you must be doing something right.