Tanit Phoenix is a temptress of many trades.
Aside from speaking three languages and being a multi-talented dancer and martial artist, the South Africa native is also making headway as a hot rising star in Hollywood. Now appearing in "Death Race 2" (on Blu-ray and DVD today) in which she plays perhaps the sexiest convict who ever lived (and which was filmed in her homeland), Phoenix is currently shooting an epic 13-part series for HBO called "Femme Fatales."
Amidst her busy schedule, Phoenix took some time to tell us what feeds her pop culture fix.
It's just an incredible film and it's never been done before. [James Cameron] took 12 years to get to this point and to make something like this is a visual masterpiece. It was my first 3-D film and I was blown away.
I’m a huge Michael Douglas fan. It was just a brilliant depiction of what happened in America and the rest of the world.
'My Fair Lady'
[Laughing] Because I want to do the remake.
Kings of Leon
Because I'm a huge Rock fan.
My girlfriends and I like going out and before we go out we play some Beyonce to get our booty on! [Laughing] She's amazing; she's a diva.
Because my dad’s a meta-physicist and I’m deeply interested in quantum mechanics and metaphysics.
Alec Baldwin is in it and I love to watch anything he’s in. He’s brilliant and has great comedic timing.
I’m a huge animation fan and this is written for adults so I have an excuse to watch animation.
'The Celestine Prophecy'
It’s a beautiful adventure story about spirituality. It’s a book I give to all of my friends if anyone has a birthday. It’s an amazing read.
'Keys of Enoch’ (Dr. J.J.Hurtak's Non-fiction Book)
My dad's enrolled in The Academy for Future Science in South Africa and I’ve just started studying it.