Caity Lotz: How To Impress Me

How to approach, where to take and what to say to the stunning Californian actress 

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Caity Lotz is the kind of Californian girl we all dream of – hypnotic topaz eyes, sea salt ruffled hair and the type of beaming smile that we Brits seem incapable of producing. 

After a recurring role on Mad Men, she’s the star of futuristic film The Machine, where she plays a computer programmer working on a fighter robot that can also broker peace negotiations.

We caught up with her to get her thoughts on men, from striking up conversation, the ideal height and metrosexuality. 

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A lot of good guys now don’t try talking to girls, because they don’t want to look sleazy – but the girls don’t want to hit on the guys, they want to be approached first. So nice guys need to strike up conversations with girls more.


But girls need to also be nice. Women now are so programmed to brush guys off if they come up to you – we need to be gentle.


It’s okay for a guy to come up to me in a coffee shop. People need to just talk to each other more. If you chat to the woman next you in the line at the supermarket,  it changes the entire experience – you feel connected to people. 

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I like a guy who’s a little different. Whether it’s the way they dress, or the way they move: they’re not afraid to be themselves. I find that really attractive.


But if they are wearing 'out there' clothes, it has to be genuine. Because there’s that whole peacocking thing of wearing weird shit and expecting girls to start conversation with you –  you can see right through it. 


I hate men wearing Sketchers. And t-shirts that have too much stuff on them, like writing and rhinestones. I like a simple and classic style. 


My ideal date would be going to the beach. I love being outdoors. Bring a picnic, bring music, and just hang out and talk.


American guys have a more laid back, casual style. British guys seem to dress a little bit nicer. I like that.


I like a guy who’s lighthearted. I’m a very serious person, so I like it if a man can help me to relax.


It can be hard for men to understand my career. It’s a weird business. I’m out of LA more than I’m there. You really have to trust each other.


I have no type. It’s all about the personality. I don’t think I’ve ever dated a guy that was shorter than me, but height wouldn’t stop me.


LA has a lot of wussy guys. Some of them are super metro. Clean is nice, but I don’t think you need to be excessive – I’m not perfect; I don’t want a guy who’s going to be prettier than me!


The Machine is in cinemas / VoD 21 March and DVD/Blu-ray 31 March.

Visit themachinemovie.com

The Machine on iTunes

The Machine On Blu-Ray 

The Machine On DVD

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