‘V’ Queen Alien Morena Baccarin Finds Fame Awaiting Her in Homeland

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Last season, “V” fans at Comic-Con and elsewhere kept asking the show’s stunning, sexy head alien, Morena Baccarin, whether her Anna character was going to eat a rat — something that those bad folks from outer space have been seen doing on the sci fi cult favorite.   Now, with “V” production back in full swing for a November return, the Rio de Janeiro-born actress says, “It turns out I am.  It’s done in a very different way than before.  It’s pretty gross.  It was a long, hard day at work.”

Certainly this highly-anticipated bit was done via movie magic.

“A certain part of it was, but I still had to handle a huge rat all day,” she says.

Fortunately, Baccarin was still fresh from her production hiatus when the rat business went down.  She spent much of her time traveling to promote “V” in Europe and in Latin America.

“I went back to Rio and to Sao Paulo.  I got to spend time with my family and be there while the show was airing.  To be known in my homeland — it was incredible,” she relates.  The Brazilians showed her “a reaction of pride.  It was the sweetest thing I ever experienced.  I did a talk show there that I grew up watching.  It was so surreal and wonderful,” adds the beauty, whose mother is Brazilian actress Vera Setta, and whose father, Fernando Baccarin, is in TV news.

She certainly had the chance to brush up on her Portuguese.  “I do speak it.  I don’t know about flawlessly.  I don’t speak it that often anymore,” she says.

Baccarin also enjoyed the European leg of her promo trek.  “In Barcelona and other cities, suddenly there were locals following me everywhere.  We’re a Number 1 rated show in Europe.”

Morena’s enjoying the fan attention at this point.  And though the “V” troops lead a rather insular existence while the series is in production in Vancouver, she’s okay with not having a big social life at this stage of the game.

“You work so hard to achieve success in your life and career.  Now is the time to just jump in, enjoy it and do great work,” says Morena.  Even if it involves eating rats.

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I grew up in the San Fernando Valley when it was a kids' Shangri La in the 60s and we had Fabulous Eddie's miniature golf and trampolines on Ventura Boulevard. My big brother frequented The Third Eye psychedelic shop back in the day, but he wound up turning out anyway. Dad was an NBC video man who worked on "Laugh-In," Dean Martin's show, and specials by everyone from Sinatra to Fred Astaire. Mom was a first class home maker and PTA and GCA volunteer. They're still doing great. Anxious to get going in life, I quit college and jumped into journalism when I was still a teenager, and was writing for the New York Times syndicate and People magazine before turning 20. But that was a long time, many adventures, lots of traveling around the world and thousands of interviews ago. I go back to the very last days of hot type and getting to talk to Henry Fonda and Bette Davis, and Sammy Davis at the old Brown Derby...What a ride. That's in no small part thanks to my amazing writing partner, Marilyn Beck, one of the grand old-school Hollywood columnist stars -- a true star -- who knows how to do it right. I'm lucky, for sure. Now is fun, too. I love going out to events with my 17-year-old daughter (Jonas Brothers!). Seeing everything fresh through her eyes renews my excitement about the game. In-between I went back and finished school -- University of Redlands -- married, divorced, and at long last found my true love. My favorite things outside of the show business realm are being with my family, my faith and spiritual growth, learning new things (from doing Qigong to uploading stuff on Facebook), and running. See you on the trail.

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