The year in TV gave viewers heartaches and headaches, heroes and villains, murder mysteries and so much more. Behind all that were great performances from seasoned veterans and fresh faces. What better way to bid adieu to 2015 TV than to get to know those standout players a little better? Each actor was given the same 10-question questionnaire, designed to get to know the person behind the performance.
We'll be bringing you a new breakout star each day this week, so by the time the year actually ends, you'll have a new appreciation for the performances that rocked you this season. We've already introduced you to Echo Kellum, now it's time to get personal with Jessica Jones' Rachael Taylor.
Taylor has had roles on Grey's Anatomy, the ill-fated Charlie's Angels reboot, NBC's Crisis and the short-lived 666 Park Ave., and it was with Jessica Jones where she got a chance to shine and provide an emotional hook for the superhero series. Taylor played Trish Walker (aka Patsy Walker aka Hellcat in the comics), the best friend to Krysten Ritter's titular hero. Trish wasn't without her demons and secrets, and Taylor played everything like a pro.
What's the one song that you can count on to help you get into character?
"It'll All Work Out"—Blake Mills.
Which TV show would you most want to star on if you weren't on yours?
What's the craziest fan encounter you've ever had?
Our fans are the BEST! They make videos and draw pictures and write music and post them to us on twitter. I always watch/listen to them! Marvel fans are the greatest.
Who's the last person you called on the phone?
I'm really awkward on the phone! I'm a texter.
What's your favorite word to say out loud?
Swear words. Must I choose only one?
What's your go-to drink order at a bar?
Anything with bubbles in it.
Who was your first celebrity crush?
First one? The entire cast of 90210. I had dolls of them, they did some very debauched things to each other.
What movie/song/book/TV show can you count on to bring a tear to your eye, no matter what?
Some of my early acting work.
You're going to spend a year alone on the moon. What three things do you bring with you?
I'm assuming I've got my essentials covered here, like, air, gravity?! Podcasts, coffee, fluffy slippers. You know, I want to get cozy.
If you could travel back in time, what would you tell your younger self?
Marvel's Jessica Jones is now streaming on Netflix.