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Hi Reddit, it's Poppy!
Here today to talk about my new show Unforgettable. I play detective Carrie Wells, leading detective in NYPD’s Major Crimes Section who uses her Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory as an invaluable crime-fighting tool. Not one to follow the rules, Carrie is willing to do anything to bring down the bad guys. She was just named New York City’s most eligible bachelorette by the New York Post.
Can wait for you to see the show, it airs Fridays on A&E at 8/7C.
What is it like playing a person with hyperthalmesia?
And if you're ever in the UK, want to go on a date?
Do you have anything in common with Carrie, good memory, stubborness?
Hey Poppy, what would you say is Carrie's favourite alcoholic drink? love you xox
Umm.. Carrie's is Markers Mark, straight up!
What was it like playing Marilyn Monroe?
Life-changing, inspiring and enlightening.
Do you smoke? If not, have you ever smoked?
I used to smoke two packs a day since I was thirteen and then 10 years ago I quit.
Bahaha! I don't know how this works.. But, ugh! I'm trying!
It's Eléa from Instagram @eleferey - Remember me? :))
I remember everything, LOL!
What is it like working with the new cast members?
What similarities do you share with Carrie? :)
New cast members are amazing, I have become close friends with Lala and Cathy. It's been a fantastic season!
Red hair :)
Any advice you can give on getting into the acting business?
Perseverance and embrace your weirdness. Don't try to be cookie-cutter!
What's the secret with your amazingly perfect hair??
I'm lucky enough to have incredibly talented hairstylists! I don't wake up like that! It's movie magic :)
When will you visit Spain? I wanna meet you!!!!
I have visited Spain once and LOVED it! I hope to come back in the new year!
Who is your favourite Spice Girl?
Oh! If Posh Spice and Ginger Spice had a baby that would be my favorite one!
Growing up in Australia have you ever Surfed there? I've always wanted to :)
I used to lie and say I was a bad-ass surfer in high school because it sounded so cool, but in reality I was too scared!
Do you still want your kids to learn French?
Of course! It's one of the most beautiful languages in the world!
What is your favorite inspirational quote?
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. -Einstein
Hello poppy !! What's your favorite film ?
You come back in june at monaco ? Lol
One of my favorite films: Gone with the Wind
And it would be my dream to come back to beautiful Monaco in the summer!
you're so perfect and i look up to you and would like to be like you. And you're one of the most beautiful things on this planet in every way! How does it feel that people actually admire you so much?
I feel very blessed and I have a big responsibility to be a good role model. Thank you for the compliment! I'm blushing!
When a new dubsmash with Lala and Jennifer Lopez song? Booty for example!😂😂😂😂
I'm seeing Lala this weekend so maybe we'll surprise you with a new Dubsmash video!
Favourite destination you have visited? X
Tulum is in my top 10! Paris for sure and I have so many I can't describe!
What kind of tv series do you love watching?
Right now I'm into The Affair and I really love bad reality shows like Naked and Afraid!
Hi, one thing that i wasnt sure on, are carrie and al together or not in season 4?x
There's always a part of them that wants to be together, but they keep it professional! For the time being...
Do you believe in the saying everything happens for a reason?
Yes! I definitely do. And even if its not true if awfully comforting!
Hey Poppy, if you didn't become in actress, what would your other career choice be?
Professional escort HAHA! (laughing out loud!) But seriously, there was no other profession I had in mind besides actress... to be honest!
Who is the funniest person on set?
kathy Najimy and EJ our new cast member are very very funny. But everyone is very funny in their own way... it's a very witty cast!
Would you describe your personality and Carrie's one? I really admire you. I think you have a beautiful soul.
Carrie is much braver and ballsy than I am, but we do have some similarities. She's very headstrong and so am I. But I can't claim to have that memory LOL!
Hey poppy, what are your favorite TV shows (if you have any)?
Reality TV: Naked and Afraid + Anything Housewives!
Scripted TV: I love The Affair and really into binge watching The Sopranos
Hey!! Im from Portugal! What do your tattoos mean? And have you really been in Portugal when you were shooting J.K Rolling's movie??
No we shot the JK Rolling movie in Vancouver, so sadly we didn't get to visit Portugal.
I have so may tattoos it would take me hours to explain them, but the most important ones are my kids names and symbols representing them.
What's the best thing about us fans? P.S I'm poppyspetal_ off Instagram hehe xx
That the fans are so supportive all over the world and that they have saved the show more than once and brought it back! We are so grateful for you all!
Remember the fans and viewers have all the power!
What is your fav song ?
Depends on my mood...
As an executive producer, how much input do you have on the program? Can you influence the writing, casting, etc?
I'm very blessed to have a lot of input of all aspects of the show! And I love being able to have a say, it's invigorating!
what 5 things would u try to experience if u could be the opposite gender for a day?
Peeing standing up, a beard, being paid more without having to fight for it, spending an hour in toilet without anyone asking my why, being bra free + no heels!
if u had a character in a down and dirty mortal kombat-style fighting game, what fighting moves would you have?
The power kick to the groin!
Hi Poppy nice to meet you. Just had a question that if presented the choice would you get your children to follow in your foot steps or try and get them to pursue a different career path?
100% follow in my footsteps, the industry has been very good to me!
who wins in a fight between Catwoman and the Joker and how? no weapons allowed
The joker because he has no conscious at all. I wish I could say catwoman!
Can you tell us more about that new script you were reading the other day?
It's a dark sexual thriller set on a tropical island. I can't give much away, but it's HOT!
What is your workout secret? I have to know how u always look Amazing? :)
Lots of sex - haha! I also have an intense workout regiment and I still have 15 baby pounds to lose from a year ago!
Im in the uk and were always behind, currently on season 3 starting lol but i cheat haha love the internet, no way i would miss out on my fav show i searched for an hour to find a site that had the new season, i know you came to london before, did you like it and will you be coming to the uk again? :)
I LOVE London, I LOVE the UK. My mother is British and I will visit many times again, especially since I'm part British!
I'm from Finland so i was wondering if you know anything about Finland or have you even heard about it?:D and what's you're fav country to visit?
I've heard that Finland is BEAUTIFUL. I have many favorite places to visit but I love France, Germany, Australia, Mexico! and... the list goes on!
Have you ever accidentally hurt someone during a stunt, like kicked them in the nuts, hit them in the head or something?
Actually, YES I have. It happens all the time. I've been elbowed in numerous sensitive places myself!
Favorite movie of all time?
50 Shades of Grey - HA!
I love 9 1/2 Weeks, Fatal Attraction, Basic Instinct, Lolita (the original)
1) Have you ever been in Poland? If so, what is your best memory?
2) Do you like cars? What is your dream car? What car do you own?
3) Do you play poker with friends? How good are you? :-)
Greetings from cold Poland :-)
1) I've never been to Poland but would love to visit.
2) I wish I was driving a convertable Porsche, but I have 5 kids so I drive a minivan/Escalade
3) I suck at poker but I like blackjack!
I'm 14 years old and LOVE YOU!!!!! (Fangirling right now) and what would you say to your 14 year old self?
You're very young, most of this won't matter in 12 months, let it go and have fun. AND know how good you look, because at 40 you'll really appreciate it!
What about the character of Carrie Wells makes you want to come back season after season? I know I love watching the show.
I like playing strong complicated women who speak their minds, there's so much to delve into with her, I could do it for years.
if you could be on Law& Order SVU with Mariska Hargitay would you? and would you like to play a victim?
I would love to work with Mariska, she's so talented and beautiful! Maybe our characters could have a Mortal Combat style fight! Ha
I know you love Paris, and everything 'France' - Let's make a deal. Let me know when you come back, so I can come and try to meet you. You in? ;)
Hey again!! Fav singer?
I'm really into Adele right now. Love Frank Sinatra and Billie Holiday...
What is your favorite type of cereal?
Those Lucky Charm things!
would you ever come to North Carolina?
Sure! I would LOVE to come to North Carolina!
Where do you stand on the whole hairy vs. shaved bush debate ?
In summer I believe in shaved. And in the winter I let it all get bushy. It's a seasonal thing!
hummmm, say something French? ;)
je t'aime / merde / voulez-vous coucher avec moi
Assuming it doesn't get the axe again, how long would you be willing to play Carrie on Unforgettable?
For as long as she is a sexy, fearless, bad-ass kicking babe with complexity!
just seen a comment about u reading a new script, is this for unforgettable? :) if so very excited regarding your reply haha
Not for Unforgettable... but still exciting!
your greatest shame?
Is that I'm not ashamed of anything!
Your character Carrie seems to have somewhat of a dark and twisted past, are those dark and twisted characteristics influenced at all by your personal life and history?
Somewhat, but I also love to play characters that have very different personalities than me. Get to walk in different shoes than my own...
If you could have one superpower, what would it be? I heard you love the UK, well I'm determined to meet you next time you come, if that's alright with you? :)
To be able to eat anything and not gain a pound!
Okay well after seeing that picture I have to know, what is Kathy doing in that picture? ;)
Being the wonderful Kathy! Surprising me and making me laughing out loud. In this one just as the flash went off she grabbed my boob. We were in a very public restaurant!
Is your current hair color your natural one? You touched my soul Poppy since I saw you the first time. It's like I understood my personality watching Carrie and then knowing you, it's weird! Thank you for existing
Aww, thank you for such beautiful, kind words! I wish I could tell you my hair color is this gorgeous red, but it's actually a mousy shade of brown/blonde.
Loool - Remember that time your friend taught you Merde as Bonjour? Haha! xx
I do remember! I walked through Paris greeting everyone with the word merde! I thought I was saying "Hello!" but I was saying "Shit!"
What do you like the most about yourself?
My family and my fans...
And sometimes my teeth, when I remember to brush them!
Hey AGAIN!! 😂 I LOVE THE FACT THAT YOU CAN ANSWER OUR QUESTIONS AND SO ITS ALREADY AN ADDICTION ! WHATS YOUR FAV HOBBY?? AND FAV ACTOR OR ACTRICE? THANKS~ Cat Xx
I don't have time for hobbies! All of my spare time is spent with my kids. Many favorite actresses, but I love Marilyn Monroe and favorite actor: Jimmy Stuart.
Are you a dog lover? If so what is your favorite breed of dog?
I do love dogs! Being Australian, I'll have to go with Australian Shepard!
Do you like Rizzoli and Isles ?
LOVE Rizzoli and Isles and one of my friends Sasha Alexander is on the show! I love strong female characters!
What would you say is your favourite sport? Mines horse riding!
Mine is laying in bed, binge watching television/Netflix. I make of sport of that!
Did you hear your spanish voice on Unforgettable? I can show you your spanish voice on instagram!!😉
My favorite thing when I travel to other countries is to hear myself in so many beautiful languages! When people ask if I speak other languages I tell them I speak them all! LOL
Hey!! Whats the language in your lower arm's tattoo and what does it mean?? CatXx
I have no idea what it means, I was very drunk when I got it. I think it means Gratitude in Chinese, but I met a Chinese person and they said it didn't mean anything...
Have you ever had sex in a public place and if so where and did you get caught?
I have had sex in many public places and never been caught!
One word to describe your fans ?
I can't describe my fans in word, they are so amazing, wonderful, important and incredible!
With that I'm signing off! Thank you SO much to everyone for the great questions and for amazing support of Unforgettable! I hope everyone tunes in tonight for an all-new episode at 8/7c on A&E!! Thank you Reddit!! This was fun!