Getting to Know Maria Bello
What’s on her iPod: Right now, I’m listening to a compilation I call Renew. It has songs from Amy Winehouse, Sheryl Crow, Madonna, and Melissa Etheridge -- a bunch of wonderful, powerful female singers who inspire me. And I listen to Bruce Springsteen every day.
When she travels, she brings: A cashmere throw. I use it for a blanket. I also use this balm from Target called Boots Mediterranean Olive Almond & Sage Wonderbalm. I put it on my lips, face, hands -- everywhere. I just put it on when we were talking, actually!
Favorite TV show: I have two, Lost and Deadliest Catch. Favorite roles: Natalie [Belisario] in The Cooler and Evy [O’Connell] in The Mummy.
Can’t live without: My son.
Favorite city: New York. I lived there for seven years. I love the energy, the people, the earthiness of it, the changeability of it. I feel at home there. When my son goes away to college, I’ll probably move back to New York, at least part-time.
Keep Your Friends Close …
And if you’re Judd Apatow, keep them even closer. The writer/director/producer has a loyal go-to crew of actors who appear in many of his projects, including his latest flick, Pineapple Express, due out August 8 and starring James Franco and Seth Rogen. Here, we’ve charted some of Apatow’s biggest hits and the usual suspects who star in them. By Jessica Jones
JOHN C. REILLY