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Phoebe Tonkin Turns Us On... to Movies, Music & More

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Rising starlet Phoebe Tonkin must have a thing about circles. First, the gorgeous Aussie makes her U.S. debut last fall in The CW's "The Secret Circle" and, now, she's being circled... by a shark.

Tonkin stars in "Bait 3D," which arrives on DVD and Blu-ray this week. In the film, she's among a group of survivors trapped in a grocery store following a freak tsunami. But still wandering the aisles in search of their next meal are some vicious great white sharks.

Thankfully, Tonkin has her favorite movies, music and more to keep her far less stressed in her real life. She took a break from the set of "The Vampire Diaries" — where we'll next see her — to share them with us.



The Royal Tenenbaums

It's probably one of my all-time favorite films. I love how dark and quirky it is. I love the costumes and the soundtrack is incredible. It's a film I can watch over and over again.

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

This movie makes me laugh so hard; it's my go-to film to cheer me up.

Girl, Interrupted

Angelina Jolie's performance in this film is so stunning and raw, her talent is so inspiring, and I have seen this film probably a dozen times.




My favorite band, ever. My favorite songs are "Climbing up the Walls," "Idioteque," "Reckoner" and "I Might Be Wrong."

Lana Del Ray

There's not one song on "Born to Die" that I don't like. I love her style and her lyrics are so honest.

Bon Iver

"Michicant" is one of the most beautiful songs I have ever heard.

TV Shows


Parks and Recreation

Leslie Knope is one of the funniest characters on TV. Everyone on that cast is so talented and clever. I watched three seasons in a day and a half.

The Office UK

This series is a few years old now, but I just bought the DVDs and started to re-watch it. The Christmas special is incredible.


Another one of Ricky Gervais' shows. I love him – he is hysterical. This show is so awkward and brilliant.


Simon & Schuster

Little Bee, By Chris Cleave

I have given this book as a gift for three friends. Best twists and turns. I love a book that keeps me up reading at night. I couldn't put it down.


I'm obsessed. It's hysterical, based on the Twitter feed @whitegirlproblems.

Catch Phoebe in Action in This NSFW 'Bait 3D' Trailer and Clip

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