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.
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.