Jaimie Alexander had her Elizabeth Hurley safety-pin-dress star-turning moment late last month.
The actress arrived on the arm of boyfriend Peter Facinelli at the GQ Gentleman’s Ball in NYC in a smart blazer and pant suit, with one thing missing: a shirt. Turns out the gown Alexander was supposed to wear got stained and she had to improvise. The result? Attention!
On Monday night, she earned more oohs and aahs over her sheer, leave-nothing-to-the-imagination dress at the Hollywood premiere of her latest movie, Thor: The Dark World, out Friday.
Not that Alexander isn’t used to the spotlight. The native Texan is showstoppingly gorgeous with a body that won’t quit, thanks to all the hard work put in prepping to play mythical goddess Sif for the first time in 2011’s Thor.
We spoke to the 29-year-old actress from The Soho Beach House.
How are you enjoying Miami Beach?
Well, it’s my first time visiting the area. The weather has been so beautiful and the people so nice and fun and accepting. They seem to really like living down here. I got up early and took a run. It was breezy but warm enough for shorts. I want to come back for vacation!
You had to be super-fit to play Sif in both movies. Do you keep up those workout routines when you’re not working?
There are times I take breaks, but for Sif, I wanted to make sure I could fight and had stamina. We shot all day long. If I’m not on set, I won’t go as hard, maybe three or four days of week of yoga, Pilates or running.
How fun was it to play such a fierce warrior?
I do love it. Seriously, growing up with four brothers, I guess it was always in me. I credit my upbringing to making the training so much easier. I’ve always been really comfortable around guys. Every time I put on the superhero costume, I feel so powerful. The harder part is making Sif relatable and add some vulnerability to a character that isn’t human.
What was the on set chemistry like?
Really relaxed, like a high school reunion. It was fun seeing each other again and catching up about how far we’ve come. Chris Hemsworth [Thor] had a baby, and Tom Hiddleston [Loki] has become like this sex symbol! It’s funny to see such a nice guy play such a mean character.
So can you talk about the wardrobe malfunction that actually looked amazing?
Hahaha. I recently just started really enjoying fashion. It’s fun expressing yourself through clothes because the public only really sees you on camera or in the tabloids so clothes are helpful to get to know you. I had this great dress but spilled body oil all over it. I had only packed an overnight suitcase so I ended up in half my clothes!
On your Twitter account you describe yourself as “professional pizza eater.”
Pizza is personally one of my favorite things in the whole world. I have to start watching it because I can’t eat all I want anymore as I get older. Another thing for me is penne a la vodka. I had it three nights in a row.