'The Mob Doctor's' Floriana Lima: Her 'Downton Abbey' obsession and 13 other revelations
Lima, who plays a nurse and confidante of Jordana Spiro's title character, is one of Zap2it's Ones to Watch for the 2012-13 season. She takes what could be just a typical best-friend role and makes it into something a little more, holding her own with anyone who shares the screen with her. We asked the Ohio native about everything from her favorite TV shows to her guilty-pleasure food, and she went and told us everything.
What's the most embarrassing song is on your iPod?
I may have the "Twilight: Breaking Dawn" soundtrack, which I've been told is embarrassing, but come on, there are some good songs on there.
Do you have any current pop culture obsessions/addictions/guilty pleasures?
Yes. The Kardashians are riveting. Riveting!
What was the last white lie you told?
"Ha! You're hilarious." (He was NOT hilarious).
Do you have any strange phobias?
Ugh. Needles and heights. And any combination of the two would be the death of me.
If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be?
Home. With my boyfriend and my family, just laughing and hanging out.
Tell us one thing that the general public doesn't know about you.
I'm a CIA operative ... and not a very good one, it seems.
Tell us about your first kiss.
No joke, it was behind the bleachers at a football game at my school. I know, cliche right? But even moreso when I say, Boyz II Men's "Til the End of the Road" was playing! All right, I made that up, but it should have been. Anyway, the kiss was weird and awkward and kinda embarrassing.
Is there a celebrity you've met who made you feel starstruck? Tell us about it.
Being around Garry Shandling was pretty surreal. I got to chat with him at a party recently. That guy is a comical legend and super interesting.
What do you have to have in your carry-on bag on the plane?
Kiehl's lip balm. My iPad. And a scarf or sweater.
What celebrity would you "switch teams" for?
Sofia Vergara. When I saw her in person, I could not stop staring. She's stunning.
What food can you not resist?
Those tiny peanut butter cups from Trader Joe's, or even the big ones. Any kind of peanut butter/chocolate concoction is my jam.
If you could guest star on one other TV show, what would it be and why?
There are so many great shows. I love "Breaking Bad" and "Girls" and "Veep." BUT I'm absolutely obsessed with "Downton Abbey" right now. The production value and acting on that show are phenomenal, so to be part of that would be so unreal. I cannot wait for Season 3 to start.
Which character from "The Breakfast Club" would you have hung out with in high school?
Definitely Ally Sheedy's Allison Reynolds.
What do your friends make fun of you for?
Probably lots of things. But mostly, that I act like I'm 12.
What's the most random thing in your purse or wallet?
OK. There's a bra in my purse. From work. I swiped a bra.
"The Mob Doctor" premieres at 9 p.m. ET Monday (Sept. 17) on FOX.