I've really fought to get into rooms, and I'm a big believer in auditioning. It's hard, because I'm insecure, but I have an intense desire to prove myself to people.

Alexandra Daddario

Alexandra Daddario

Profession: Actress
Nationality: American

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I was obsessed with Nancy Drew growing up - I couldn't get enough.

My favorite go-to is Topshop. They have great stuff.

Charlize Theron is perfect. She holds herself with so much poise and grace. I don't know if she looks so good because she has the best body or because she has the confidence to feel comfortable in what she's wearing.

My mom is a big scaredy cat, and I inherited that from her.

I'm very into fantasy films.

It's odd seeing yourself on screen at all.

I love 'House of Cards.' I would watch Kevin Spacey read the phone book.

When you're trying to sustain a high level of intensity and panic, sometimes it actually helps to have something happen that makes you really afraid because even if in real life it wouldn't make you that scared, to take that little bit of fear and be melodramatic about it, I guess, and convince yourself that it's worse, can be effective.

I was lucky because when I'd done 'Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief,' I had to have extensive weapons training.

It made me feel cooler in real life to know I could be The Rock's daughter.

I went to an all-girls school for part of high school, and the idea of boys was amazing to me; like, all I ever wanted to do was kiss boys and be around boys.

One thing I got to do that was awesome was hang off the side of this Ferris wheel and do that stunt myself.

I'm a huge fan of Steve Martin. He's hilarious, but he has this depth to him and this way of dealing with the difficult things in life with a sense of humor that I think has helped me as an actress.

Not to get too deep, but I think one of the reasons we embrace superheroes and this world is that these are just normal people that have incredible powers that are relatable in some ways - in that we don't have great super powers, but there's strength within us that we can utilize in our lives. Ultimately, they're just normal people with problems.