Noureen DeWulf: "Staring at Donuts Nixes Cravings"
Noureen DeWulf may play a wild, spoiled party girl on FX's Anger Management, but in real life, she's a total sweetheart. The only thing thing she has in common with her character Lacey? Their love of fashion-and that super sexy bod!
Unlike Lacey, the 29-year-old actress is very happy with her love life, having been married to husband Ryan Miller (a goalie for the Buffalo Sabres and member of the U.S. Olympic men's hockey team in Sochi) since 2011. Shape sat down with the brunette bombshell to talk about working with Charlie Sheen, looking so good in those skimpy costumes, and the exercise routine inspired by her Miller's pro-athlete moves.
Shape: How different are you from Lacey?
Noureen DeWulf (ND): We're complete opposites! Lacey is so much fun to play because she's a character where she says anything that comes to her mind with no filter whatsoever. The only thing we have in common is that Lacey loves fashion and I do too.
Shape: What's it like working with Charlie Sheen? Any on-set shenanigans?
ND: I love working with Charlie! There are obviously a lot of opinions out there, but I wish more people could know how nice and caring he is. Our crew just loves and adores him, and working with him is one of the best parts of my day.
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Shape: Do you have any dream guest stars?
ND: I tweeted Blake Griffin once to see if he wanted to be on the show. I thought he could make a good boyfriend for Lacey since one of her jokes on the show was to date a millionaire basketball player. He tweeted me right back and said ‘ok!' so I told the writers. After that, I noticed they started writing in that my character was obsessed with him. She's such an L.A. celebutant, so it would be cool to have him on the show one day. [Tweet this news!]
Shape: Your character is super sexy and shows a lot of skin. Did you do anything special to prep for your role knowing you would have to be a so scantily clad?
ND: I did a lot of green juices and ate fewer carbs. I break on the weekends and have a hamburger, though, because I don't believe in being too crazy or diehard about diets. I don't do anything to the extreme, but I do watch what I put in my mouth while shooting.
Shape: So what's a typical on-set menu for you?
ND: When I get to the set in the morning, which is usually between 6 and 8, I always drink coffee and have Greek yogurt with some granola, or I'll have egg whites and veggies. Lunch is usually chicken or fish with veggies, and dinner is more of the same. I love to load up on broccoli and cauliflower whenever I can.
Shape: How do you avoid the craft service table, especially during long days?
ND: It's so hard to avoid! I'll stare at it for long periods of time. But I'm not about depriving myself. They'll always have donuts out, and I think about them. It's funny because the longer I look at them, the more I hope it will take away my craving. Once in a while I'll take one. It's just about balance.
Shape: You created a winter workout inspired by your husband's hockey routine. How did that come about?
ND: He made me realize how important it is to pay attention to your posture, strength, and stability. When you're in your 70s, you don't want arthritis to take over or to be hunched over, so it's important to think about those things now. I took just a few moves from his workout and do them with my trainer. It's basically his warm-up that I do as my full workout. Since I started it, I feel fitter and stronger, and look better. (Try DeWulf's workout!)