Actress-turned-video-vixen-turned-actress MEAGAN GOOD puts up with some funny stuff in the new Mike Myers flick. By Richard “Treats” Dryden Can you blame Hollywood for typecasting Meagan Good as the Love Interest? Her deep stare and beckoning curves left crater-sized impressions in films like Stomp the Yard and Waist Deep and 50 Cent’s memorable “21 Questions” video. Even in 2005’s Brick, when Meagan stretched her acting range to include indie noir, she broke hearts on-screen. Now you can add funnyman Romany Malco and Justin Timberlake to her A-list of victims. In this summer’s Mike Myers yukfest, The Love Guru, the 26-year-old stunner plays the wife of a hockey superstar (Malco). The role has its penalties…but at least there’s the chance of making it up in the box. High-sticking ain’t a foul around here, Ma.
In The Love Guru you play the wife of a hockey player. Were you able to relate?
I can relate in the sense that he left her. He left because of his feelings of inadequacy. He felt he wasn’t going to win the World Cup—
You mean the Stanley Cup?
Yes, the Stanley Cup. [Laughs.] That’s the one.
I take it you’re not a huge hockey fan.
Ehhh...I follow boxing a little bit.
Do you get frustrated when people forget about your previous acting and just peg you as a video vixen?
A lot of people ask me “How do you make the transition from video girl to actress?” It’s a little frustrating because I was acting before I did videos. But if somebody knows me as a video vixen, I’m not mad at that at all.
Is Hollywood taking you more seriously now?
Yeah. It’s been a long time coming, but it’s good. I feel like I paid my dues.
As far as movies go, what’s your take on nudity in films?
If it’s done artistically, and it’s necessary for the scene, that’s one thing. But when people show full on breasts and A-S-S, it’s just shock value.
Of course, some people really like A-S-S. But I guess that means you’re not looking to get back into videos.
As of right now, I don’t see myself doing a music video for a long time. I have offers but at this point in my life I don’t want people to only look at me as a sex kitten.
Well, you’ll be missed.
I don’t know, I’d consider being a back-up dancer in a Britney Spears video.
Really?! Britney now?
I hope and pray she gets it together. I love her. I would do anything. I’d be like “Gimme, gimme more!”