'Dexter's' Brea Grant hates hugs, loves Oprah and 10 other confessions

brea-grant-teren-oddo.jpgBrea Grant, best known as Daphne the speedster on "Heroes," is coming to "Dexter" this fall as a new lab assistant for Masuka. But she's also a comic book nerd - she tells Zap2it she's even publishing a comic book herself, called "Suicide Girls."

"It's sort of a dystopian comic book with five girls who run around with guns and shoot people and fight a giant religious corporation. It's girls, boobs, guns," laughs Brea. She also is writing a comic with her brother Zane called "We Will Bury You." You can catch Brea at booths for both comics during San Diego Comic Con July 21-24. You can get all the details at her official site.

But Brea has also filled out a Celeb Slam Book for us, wherein she admits to loving Oprah, gardening and several other confessions.


If you had to choose another career, what would you be?


"Accountant or librarian."


Tell us about one of your most embarrassing moments.

"I was once doing an improv show and it was my turn to jump on stage and I fell on my face. It's a really terrible way to start a show."


If you could hang with one person dead or alive, who would it be?

"Oprah."


What's your guilty pleasure?

"Also Oprah."


What are your can't-miss TV shows?

"'30 Rock,' 'Fringe,' 'Mad Men,' 'The Walking Dead.'"


Is there another celebrity you've always wanted to meet and haven't yet?

"There are a ton. Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, Reese Witherspoon. As well as a few hot guys like Jim Sturgess and James McAvoy."


What do your friends make fun of you for?

"Not liking hugs and getting really uncomfortable when people hug me. Hug me and watch me squirm."


If you could trade lives with someone for a day, who would it be?

"Beyonce, but I would want her body too."


What is your favorite book?

"A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn."


What superpower would you like to have?

"Speed, obviously."


Since you are into comics (and writing your own), what is your favorite comic book series?

"The Invisibles by Grant Morrison is my favorite series of all time. My more recent favorite is Hack/Slash by Tim Seeley."


What's an activity you do that would surprise people?

"I'm really into gardening."

Catch Brea in (at least) the first four episodes of "Dexter," which premieres in September on Showtime and follow her on Twitter at @breagrant.

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