updated 09/02/2002 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 09/02/2002 AT 01:00 AM EDT
In between dancing to Counting Crows CDs and downing Ben & Jerry's Half-Baked ice cream with costars Sanoe Lake, 23, and Michelle Rodriguez, 24. "We all clicked," says Lake, a veteran surfer who offered Bosworth "little hints" so she wouldn't "look like a dork." Fortunately, Bosworth—a champion equestrian from Darien, Conn., who first acted in 1998's The Horse Whisperer and now lives alone in L.A. —has other things on her mind now. Like calling back east to her dad, Hal, 53, a Talbots executive, and her mom, Patti, 53, a homemaker, to check up on her three cats. Or throwing a strike with pals at a local bowling alley. Oh, and maybe meeting a guy—but dabblers beware. "I'm a relationship girl," she says. "You can't run from love."