Picks and Pans Review: Rhona Mitra New Vampire on the Block

updated 02/09/2009 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 02/09/2009 AT 01:00 AM EST

>• The star of Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, 33, is the latest Brit with bite.

YOU TOOK OVER FROM SERIES STAR KATE BECKINSALE.

The only similarities we have are that we have an English accent and we're brunette. My character is much more a warrior.

ARE YOU A TOMBOY?

I grew up with two brothers, and whatever they did, I did. It took me a while to get around to wanting facials and manicures.

HOW DO YOU RELAX?

Look, I'm happy to get in a Bentley and flip a 180 turn, but I do that at work. I like doing gentle things [at home], like cooking for friends. I'm a bit of a grandma!

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