Cristin Milioti on Using Kids in the Hall as Punishment

photographed by Emily Shur / styled by Camille Yvette / hair and makeup by Christina Buzas
Cristin wears a dress by Adrianna Papell, necklace by Kami Lerner and rings by In God We Trust, Catbird and Verameat.

Actress Cristin Milioti has had several small, but scene-stealing TV roles. There was the pigtailed comic with the "sexy baby voice" on 30 Rock, the bitchy daughter of mob boss Johnny Sack on The Sopranos and she recently appeared in How I Met Your Mother's season finale as the title's mysterious "mother." This fall, she'll take on meatier roles as a series regular on the ninth and final season of HIMYM, and she's already generating Oscar buzz for her portrayal of disgraced stockbroker Jordan Belfort's wife in Martin Scorsese's, The Wolf of Wall Street.

What's the difference between filming a movie and filming a TV series?
When you're doing a movie you can use the phrase "I work in the pictures."

What's the first TV show that you remember watching regularly?
Kids in the Hall. Whenever I was grounded, my Kids in the Hall privilege was taken away.

What TV character did you have a crush on as a child?
Tony Danza as "Tony Banta" on Taxi. And the guy who climbs in through the window on Clarissa Explains It All. What was his name? Clancy? Jed? I can't remember. You know the one.

What TV family would you want to be a part of?
The Bluths.

What TV shows are you currently addicted to?
Breaking Bad and Long Island Medium.

What's the weirdest pilot you've ever auditioned for?
I once had to audition for a pilot about a rebellious teenage community of werewolf zombies, and had to mime tearing apart a corpse and howling at the moon in the casting office, like, next to a folding chair.

If you could have a drink with any TV characters, past or present, who would they be?
Lucy from I Love Lucy -- I imagine we'd probably get tanked and steal a motorcycle together or something. Sophia from Golden Girls -- I imagine we'd probably get tanked and steal a motorcycle together or something. (See also: Estelle Getty.) Jack from Will & Grace -- I imagine we'd probably get tanked and steal a motorcycle together or something. Bonus: Karen might join. And Wishbone from Wishbone -- he's a dog that can read.

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