Katrina Bowden is the improbably attractive 23-year-old from New Jersey who captured hearts and minds (and other areas) as Cerie, the adorable but vacant assistant in 30 Rock, Tina Fey’s brilliant sitcom about a Saturday Night Live-style comedy show.
“She barely wears anything!” says Bowden, explaining Cerie’s classic ditsy blonde allure. “But she doesn’t know she’s provocative. She’s totally oblivious.”
In April 2011, readers of the American edition of Esquire very sensibly voted Bowden the Sexiest Woman Alive (see the video below). No doubt as a result of this, Hollywood has come calling, and Bowden will soon be gracing cinema screens - in three glorious dimensions.
She is currently filming the thriller Nurse 3-D, alongside the never knowingly overdressed Paz de la Huerta, of Boardwalk Empire notoriety. But before that comes the sequel to Piranha 3D, the magnificently titled Piranha 3DD.
“I play a girl named Shelby,” says Bowden. “She’s sweet and innocent.” Unlike the fish. “This time the piranhas have gotten into a water park! It’s cheesy, but really fun!”
What else can we expect? “Well, a guy gets his face bitten off, that’s pretty cool!” A pause. “Oh yeah, and bathing suits! Lots of bathing suits!”
Piranha 3DD is out now
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