Jodi Lyn O’Keefe Never Dreamed of Playing a Bitch

I Love it Hot says Jodi Lyn O’Keefe, the then year old star of Nash Bridges. “How hot? When the top of my head itches, then I know it’s good and really hot.

If my eyes water a little bit, too, it’s great.” Steady there, buddy –she’s only referring to the horseradish she just piled onto her burger at a fancy pants L.A. eatery near her hollywood Hills home.

In reality, the former model from New Jersey is surprisingly old-fashioned when it comes to love and lust.

Good News

The good news is that the five foot nine brunette, who raised temperatures in movie theaters with her roles in Halloween: H20 and She’s All That and will do it again in The Crow Salvation and Whatever it Takes, also has a passion for older men.

Stuff: You went to a Catholic School. Did you feel a little sinful in those cute, little outfits?
Jodi Lyn O’Keefe: What? Bad socks, those awful things that look like boys’ shoes and the tie and sweater? I hated every moment of that school. And to make it worse, I was a complete geek, knock kneed and bowlegged. I felt so awkward.

Stuff: You’re kidding right? How did a knock kneed geek get the gig as Margueritte Cory, the center of the sexual universe on Another World?
Jodi Lyn O’Keefe: Well, I didn’t say I was the sweet girl next door type. I’m the tall, lanky girl next door. I never dreamed of playing a bitch, slut, bad girl, whatever. I don’t feel that way at all. I feel like the girl from Jersey, hanging out in Californiua. But somehow I got cast as the village bicycle in that show, you know, everybody got a ride.

Stuff: So how does a guy impress a Jersey girl? Aside from getting her out of New Jersey.
Jodi Lyn O’Keefe: Confidence is really sexy to me, and if you can make me laugh, that’s really all I need. The Guy I’m with is amazing. His name is Jaime Gomez, and he plays inspector Cortez on Nash Bridges. The had our characters get together last year. It was like a spark.