Yvonne Strahovski is in a lot of stuff. For the past five years, she’s been the best thing about Chuck, the cult-favorite NBC series that airs Fridays at 8/7c… and ends January 27. “It’s a pretty big chapter to close,” notes the Australia-born, Polish-speaking beauty. “And definitely very emotional. I cried for the last month of shooting.” She’s also lent her talents to movies like The Killer Elite and video games like Mass Effect 2. The latest starlet to get the skinsuit photo shoot treatment from SoBe (enjoy the outtakes!), Strahovski will next play Seth Rogen’s love interest in My Mother’s Curse. But there’s nothing cursed about her looks—or the strong opinions about fitness, dating and Foster’s she shared in this exclusive Made Babe Q&A.
MADE MAN: We assume you work out a lot. What are some fitness turn-offs of yours?
YVONNE STRAHOVSKI: I don’t know about other women, but it’s not really my thing when guys are way too beefy. Toned and in shape is good.
MM: Any other turn-offs in general?
YS: Yes. Men removing hair from their bodies. I’m not into that. I like a man to be a man. Hairy, you know? Maybe if there’s an overload of back hair, it would be acceptable to remove that. But anywhere else, it can stay.
MM: What’s your ideal-looking guy? Long hair, beard…?
YS: He’s a caveman from prehistoric times. And he has a pet Tyrannosaurus Rex.
MM: So if you were making rules for the gym, what would they be?
YS: People should wear deodorant in the gym. They should wipe their palm sweat off the weights and stuff. Towel off the seat on the bike. Clean up your body fluids!
MM: What’s the best way for you to be approached?
YS: To be approached? By a courting gentleman? I was just approached before. Someone was interviewing me. He wooed me with onion rings. It’s probably not the best way to approach someone. With onion rings.
MM: You also speak Polish because your parents moved to Australia from Poland. Would it be cool if a guy said something in Polish?
YS: Yeah, sure. That’s kind of cool. I mean, the flight attendant on my flight from LA to New York was Polish, so we spoke in Polish, so that was kind of cool. I ordered a glass of wine in Polish. He was from the same city that my parents and my whole family are from.