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TVGuide did an interview with Jodi O'Keefe and asked her about her new role on Prison Break.  She plays a fairly bitchy character on the show, but her interview responses are pretty relaxed.  Bellow is an except, but you can check out the original interview here .


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TVGuide.com: I was a bit nervous getting ready to talk to you, but Dominic Purcell assured me you're not nearly as fierce as Susan B.
Jodi Lyn O'Keefe:
No, I'm not at all. I'm actually a pretty big pushover.

TVGuide.com: How familiar were you with Prison Break before joining the series?
O'Keefe:
I was a huge fan, so it's pretty unnerving to be a cast member now.

TVGuide.com: Especially since this show doesn’t have the best track record when it comes to female characters and love interests.
O'Keefe:
[Laughs] See, thankfully I'm not a love interest.

TVGuide.com: Yet.
O'Keefe:
Yet! And Prison Break doesn't have a really good track record for its bad guys either, so... when you look at it.... [Laughs]

TVGuide.com: Why do I get the feeling that Susan B. isn't an entirely willing part of The Company? That maybe she herself is being compelled into servitude?
O'Keefe:
I think you're on the right track. Susan's not as bad as everyone makes her out to be. She has some reasons for doing what she does, and we're finding out a lot more about her. Coming up, there will be some flashbacks showing that Susan was a prisoner of war and she was raped and tortured, so she feels there isn't a place left for her in society anymore.

TVGuide.com: Yeah, it would take something dark to send her into this line of work.
O'Keefe:
That's exactly what happened. There's more motivating her than what we've seen.

TVGuide.com: Dominic reiterated his want for some action, a horizontal hookup for Linc....
O'Keefe:
[Laughs]

TVGuide.com: Might Susan B. warm up a bit and fill the bill?
O'Keefe:
I don't know about that. I haven't been told that yet. I think it may have to be someone else to give Dom some action.

TVGuide.com: I half-suspected that her comment about him banging her on the bar was an invitation.
O'Keefe:
Well, she sort of talks to all the boys that way. You'll see that coming up. That's just her style.

TVGuide.com: You seem pretty confident wielding a gun. Is that thanks to your Nash Bridges days?
O'Keefe:
That's thanks to Nash Bridges and my days on The Evidence. For some reason, everyone keeps giving me a gun!

TVGuide.com: Will Prison Break give you the opportunity to display your kickboxing skills?
O'Keefe:
Oh, gosh. It's been so many years.... But yeah, I do have some stunt work coming up and I do beat up some people.

TVGuide.com: What can you tease about the fall finale airing in mid-December?
O'Keefe:
Oh, so much happens. I can't give it away, but I will tell you that our action sequences are absolutely incredible. We have a helicopter pilot who does things with a chopper that I have never seen before in my life.

TVGuide.com: What's one of the biggest stunts you've ever tackled yourself?
O'Keefe:
I jumped off the roof of a police car and knocked somebody down. That was for a movie I did a million years ago. They let me do my own stunt work, so I said, "Yeah!" It went pretty well.

TVGuide.com: Are you a fan at all of the spoof Not Another Teen Movie, having starred in She's All That?
O'Keefe:
I am, I absolutely am. I make fun of myself all the time, so anytime they want to spoof any movie I've been a part of, that's great.

TVGuide.com: Who are you most often mistaken for?
O'Keefe:
Tiffani Thiessen and Yasmine Bleeth. I get their fan mail sometimes!

TVGuide.com: You and Yasmine both have these "otherworldly" eyes....
O'Keefe:
Thank you, oh my gosh! They're blue, just like my mother's.

TVGuide.com: What's the craziest thing you've ever had to do for a lad-mag photo shoot?
O'Keefe:
The craziest thing for me is just showing a little bit of skin. I did a Maxim cover once and let's just say it wasn't my father's favorite picture. My mother asked me if I was trying to kill him. [Laughs] I wasn't naked but... you know, I'm the "baby" of the family.

TVGuide.com: Which of your previous TV series got the shortest shrift?
O'Keefe:
That would have to be The Evidence. We jumped from Episode 3 to 8 and then we were off the air.

TVGuide.com: Do you think that in a way it was before its time?
O'Keefe:
Yeah, I do. It was such an amazing cast and I got to work with Martin Landau in this lifetime, which is incredible, and Orlando Jones and Rob Estes. I thought for sure it would stick around for a little.

TVGuide.com: When's the last time you played a nice girl?
O'Keefe:
I don't remember! [Laughs] I was good on Nash Bridges!

TVGuide.com: Yeah, but you were like 10 years old back then.
O'Keefe:
Yeah, 10 or 12... or 16.

TVGuide.com: What sort of TV do you like?
O'Keefe:
I really like Comedy Central. I watch The Colbert Report and Jon Stewart....

TVGuide.com: Would you vote for Colbert for president?
O'Keefe:
Immediately, of course! Sign me up for campaign manager!

  1. "Prison Break" .... Susan B. Anthony (5 episodes, 2007)
    ... aka Prison Break: Manhunt (USA: second season title)
    ... aka Prison Break: On the Run (Australia: second season title)
        - Interference (2007) TV Episode .... Susan B. Anthony
        - Good Fences (2007) TV Episode .... Susan B. Anthony
        - Call Waiting (2007) TV Episode .... Susan B. Anthony
        - Fire/Water (2007) TV Episode .... Susan B. Anthony
        - Orientación (2007) TV Episode .... Susan B. Anthony
  2. American Identity (2007) .... Lyndsey Simpson
  3. "Raines" .... Angelina Billings (1 episode, 2007)
        - Closure (2007) TV Episode .... Angelina Billings
  4. "CSI: NY" .... Melodee Constanza (1 episode, 2007)
        - The Ride In (2007) TV Episode .... Melodee Constanza
  5. "The Call" .... Jenna 'Kinky' Kincaid (1 episode)
        - Pilot (????) TV Episode .... Jenna 'Kinky' Kincaid
  6. "Criminal Minds" .... Agt. Amanda Gilroy (1 episode, 2006)
        - P911 (2006) TV Episode .... Agt. Amanda Gilroy
  7. "The Evidence" .... Officer Jackie Kazaris (5 episodes, 2006)
        - And the Envelope Please (2006) TV Episode .... Officer Jackie Kazaris
        - Stringers (2006) TV Episode .... Officer Jackie Kazaris
        - Wine and Die (2006) TV Episode .... Officer Jackie Kazaris
        - Down for the Count (2006) TV Episode .... Officer Jackie Kazaris
        - Pilot (2006) TV Episode .... Officer Jackie Kazaris
  8. "The 12th Man" .... Lindsay (1 episode, 2006)
        - Pilot (2006) TV Episode .... Lindsay
  9. Three Wise Guys (2005) (TV) .... Mary Ann Davidson
  10. "Two and a Half Men" .... Gail / ... (2 episodes, 2004-2005)
        - Hi, Mr. Horned One (2005) TV Episode .... Isabella
        - Last Chance to See Those Tattoos (2004) TV Episode .... Gail
  11. "Eve" .... Lucy - Rita's Stepmother (1 episode, 2005)
        - If the Shrew Fits (2005) TV Episode .... Lucy - Rita's Stepmother
  12. "Boston Legal" .... Nora Jacobs (3 episodes, 2004-2005)
        - From Whence We Came (2005) TV Episode .... Nora Jacobs
        - Schmidt Happens (2005) TV Episode .... Nora Jacobs
        - Hired Guns (2004) TV Episode .... Nora Jacobs
  13. Adopted (2005) (TV) .... Rachel Rabinowitz
  14. Venice Underground (2005) .... Tyler
  15. "Charmed" .... Spider Demon (1 episode, 2004)
        - Spin City (2004) TV Episode .... Spider Demon
  16. "The Help" .... Becky Wiggins (1 episode, 2004)
        - Maggie Chicken (2004) TV Episode .... Becky Wiggins
  17. Out for Blood (2004) .... Layla Simmons
    ... aka Vampires: Out for Blood (USA: DVD title)
  18. Mummy an' the Armadillo (2004) .... Jackie
  19. "Tru Calling" .... Candace Aimes (1 episode, 2004)
        - Reunion (2004) TV Episode .... Candace Aimes
  20. Red Rover (2003) .... Kylie Taylor
  21. The Pool at Maddy Breaker's (2003) (TV)
  22. "George Lopez" .... Campbell (2 episodes, 2002)
        - The Wedding Dance (2002) TV Episode .... Campbell
        - Who's Your Daddy? (2002) TV Episode .... Campbell
  23. Falling in Love in Pongo Ponga (2002) .... Shawnee
  24. "Dharma & Greg" .... Simone (2 episodes, 2002)
        - Mission: Implausible (2002) TV Episode .... Simone
        - She's with the Band (2002) TV Episode .... Simone
  25. "Nash Bridges" .... Cassidy Bridges (42 episodes, 1996-2001)
    ... aka Bridges
        - Change Up (2001) TV Episode .... Cassidy Bridges
        - Slam Dunk (2001) TV Episode .... Cassidy Bridges
        - Bear Trap (2001) TV Episode .... Cassidy Bridges
        - Grave Robbers (2000) TV Episode .... Cassidy Bridges
        - The Messenger (2000) TV Episode .... Cassidy Bridges
          (37 more)
  26. Teacher's Pet (2000) .... Debbie Strong
    ... aka Chair et le diable, La (Canada: French title)
    ... aka Dearly Devoted II (Canada: English title)
    ... aka Devil in the Flesh 2 (USA: cable TV title)
    ... aka Teacher's Pet (USA)
  27. Whatever It Takes (2000) .... Ashley Grant
  28. The Crow: Salvation (2000) .... Lauren Randall
    ... aka The Crow III - Tödliche Erlösung (Germany: DVD title)

  29. She's All That (1999) .... Taylor Vaughan
  30. Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998) .... Sarah Wainthrope
    ... aka Halloween: H20 (USA: promotional title)
    ... aka Halloween: H20 (20 Years Later) (USA: promotional title)
  31. "Another World" (1964) TV Series .... Maggie Cory #4 (unknown episodes, 1995)
    ... aka Another World: Bay City
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