The Daily Quarterly: Who was your favorite actress growing up?
Caitlin O’Connor: Sarah Michelle Gellar.
TDQ: Who was your favorite model growing up?
O’Connor: Cindy Crawford and Heidi Klum.
TDQ: Was it hard making the transition from modeling to acting?
O’Connor: It is a difficult change, yet one that I am excited for and I hope to find success and happiness.
TDQ: What made you want to be in show business?
O’Connor: My parents are both in the entertainment industry and it was only natural that the business sparked my interest at a young age.
TDQ: What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten?
O’Connor: My grandmother always says, “Don’t let others drag you down – stay positive.”
TDQ: What’s the worst advice you’ve ever gotten?
O’Connor: The worst advice I’ve ever gotten is, “An eye for an eye…”
TDQ: Who are your influences?
O’Connor: My influences are strong women and philanthropists like Angelina Jolie, Sandra Bullock, Jennie McCarthy and Kate Middleton.
TDQ: You’ve appeared on the cover of Beer Magazine. In our minds, that’s even cooler than being on Maxim or FHM. Do you get more compliments from that layout than other magazines you’ve done?
O’Connor: Yes, my Beer Magazine cover is one of the shoots I get the most compliments for and it is one of my favorites since my grandfather loved beer so much.
TDQ: You’re a gamer, too. What’s your favorite video game and video game system?
O’Connor: PS3 – Favorite games are “Batman: Arkham Asylum” and “Hitman Absolution.”
TDQ: Beer, video games, and you love classic cars (the whole package, right there!) What’s your favorite classic car?
O’Connor: A 1957 Chevy Bel Air convertible.
TDQ: You’ve also been in music videos. What’s more fun, doing a music video or photo spread?
O’Connor: Shooting a photo spread for a magazine is definitely more fun because I enjoy photo shoots a lot and music videos can sometimes take 16 hours to finish!
TDQ: Tell us about hosting on “Afterbuzz TV” and working on “TumbleWeed…”
O’Connor: “AfterBuzz Tv” is an awesome iTunes podcast created by Maria Menounos and gets three million hits on average – I host the wrap-up shows for “MobWives Chicago” and “So You Think You Can Dance.”
TDQ: What new acting projects are you working on?
O’Connor: I am working on several new projects and films, and I would love to talk about them soon! For now, I am promoting Tumbleweed on Machinima coming out next month.
TDQ: What advice would you give to other aspiring actresses?
O’Connor: Stay persistent, confident and prepared.