She's playing pure-hearted Snow White in an ABC-TV movie airing March 17 and wholesome high schooler Lana Lang on The WB's Smallville. But don't be fooled by Kristin Kreuk's nice-girl roles. "Kristin has a lot more guts and her own opinions," says Smallville costar Allison Mack. And Kreuk, 19, is happy to share them, on everything from TV stardom ("You're there to sell products") to alcohol ("I don't get drunk because I don't want to lose control") to her "incredibly anti-cheerleading" stance: "Do we have boys prancing around in nothing?" The older of two daughters of landscape architects Peter Kreuk, 46, who is Dutch, and Indonesian-born Deanna Che, 47, Kristin excelled in high school. But her smarts didn't help her social life. "A lot of girls hated me," she says. "I've kind of got an aloof, snotty nature sometimes."
Her drama teacher liked her, though, and in 1999 encouraged Kreuk to audition for Edgemont, a Canadian teen drama. The following year she also landed Snow White: Fairest of Them All and Smallville. This spring Kreuk, who has no boyfriend right now, will move out of her family's home and into her own: a two-bedroom Vancouver condo. She's also itching to move beyond nice-girl roles like Lana to "someone who's not the epitome of sweetness," she says, "who's got more edge." Someone like Kristin Kreuk, perhaps?
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