Brooke D'Orsay keeps it green
Actress plays three roles this summer.
Wed, May 30, 2012 at 09:32 AM
Photo: Lifetime TV
"I drive a Prius. I always turn my faucets off. I never use plastic bottles anymore. I use glass bottles. I bring my own bags to the grocery store. And I try to use all natural shampoos and facial products," Brooke D'Orsay outlines how she does her part to be green. With two series about to premiere and a TV movie coming up, she'll be quite visible on TV this summer.
First up is the fourth season of "Drop Dead Diva," which premieres on Lifetime June 3. D'Orsay is seen in flashbacks as Deb, the model who died in a car accident and was reincarnated in the body of Jane (Brooke Elliott). Kim Kardashian plays a relationship coach in the first of several episodes this season, which will feature such guests as Patty Duke, Serena Williams, John Ratzenberger, Megyn Price and returnees Brandy Norwood and Valerie Harper.
D'Orsay has a bigger role in USA's "Royal Pains," playing Paige Collins, the fiancée of Evan Lawson (Paulo Costanzo). "It's fun playing a rich character who's lovely, not a spoiled rich girl. She has a good heart. And I love the great clothes, great hair and makeup, the whole package. I didn't grow up rich like that," says the Toronto native, also raving about her co-stars. "Paulo is hilarious and I enjoy his company. And Mark [Feuerstein] is amazing. He's the same off screen as he is on screen." She's not in June 6 season premiere, which focuses on an eating contest and a rift between the Lawson brothers.
In July, D'Orsay will star opposite Eric Mabius in the Hallmark Channel movie "How to Fall in Love," playing a dating coach he hires to help him win the heart of a woman he's too shy and insecure to pursue. "It was so much fun. He's such a giving actor, so chill, and I'm an anxious person so we really balanced each other out," she says. The romantic comedy premieres July 14.