Picks and Pans Review: Australian Newcomer Anna Torv the Benefits of Fringe

updated 10/13/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 10/13/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT

• The 30-year-old actress couldn't be happier mucking around in murky conspiracies as FBI agent Olivia Dunham on Fox's new hit sci-fi thriller. Here are three reasons she loves her job.

HER NEW BOSS IS J.J. ABRAMS
"He creates great roles, particularly really strong, complex women. I loved Alias. It was addictive."

SHE AND COSTAR JOSHUA JACKSON ARE ALL GROWN UP
"When Dawson's Creek aired, I was in drama school. It would have been uncool if I'd watched it at that point, so I had no teenage crush on him. I think he was totally relieved."

HER ONLY DUTY IS TO THE SHOW
"The other week I spoke to a lady in the FBI. They have a massive sense of duty. They choose to save the world every day and still go home to their family. I chose to be an actor because it's the least responsible thing. I like to focus really intensely for short periods."

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