British actress-model Hannah Ware is known to viewers of the former Starz series “Boss” as the troubled daughter of Chicago Mayor Tom Kane (Kelsey Grammer), but her new showcase as a wayward wife and mother in the ABC drama “Betrayal” — which premieres Sunday (Sept. 29) — makes her one of Zap2it’s Ones to Watch for the 2013-14 TV season.
As busy as she may be with her own work — which also includes Spike Lee‘s upcoming movie remake of the South Korean melodrama “Oldboy” — Ware tells us she’s a big fan of certain other shows and performers.
What’s the current home-screen picture on your phone?
A gun shot from my show, “Betrayal.”
What are your can’t-miss TV shows?
“Homeland,” “Breaking Bad” and “Girls.”
What’s a song that always makes you happy when you hear it?
“This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)” by Talking Heads.
Do you have any current pop-culture obsessions?
Prince’s arrival on Instagram. Neon lips and underwear. Obnoxious nails. Tie-dye. ’90s supermodel hair. Shazam. Bruno Mars. Rhye. Chris Burden, L.A.-based artist. Loving Gillian Flynn novels at the moment. Woody Allen, always.
Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 23. What’s the third sentence?
“She always had a trick of getting on well with waiters.” — Graham Greene, “The End Of The Affair.”
If you had to choose another career, what would it be?
I originally wanted to be an architect.
If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be?
Skopelos, having sundowners and fried zucchini with my mum, sister, and brother.
Is there a celebrity that you have met and been starstruck by?
Three favorite introductions: Warren Beatty, Jessica Lange and Ricky Gervais.
What’s your favorite beverage?
Alcoholic: dirty martini, vodka-based, very dirty. Non-alcoholic: Gingerade Kombucha.
What food can you not resist?
Dark-chocolate Lindt balls and string cheese. I miss New York delis badly.
“Betrayal” premieres at 10 p.m. ET Sunday on ABC.