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Yvonne Strahovski Featured In GQ Australia

Yvonne Strahovski, ChuckYvonne Strahovski was on the cover of the August 2015 issue of GQ Australia. Here are the photos and the complete interview (click on any pictures for the full sized images):
Yvonne Strahovski, Chuck
Yvonne Stryker. It’s the kind of name that would have a porn star blushing. It’s also the stage name suggested to Australian actress Yvonne Strahovski on landing in LA a few years back. She was an attractive, leggy and wide-eyed newcomer; she wasn’t, however, an easily moulded starlet. “Look, at the end of the day it was my call,” she tells GQ. “And I understood the reasoning behind it – the spelling of my name is a mouthful of letters.” That original Polish grammatical jumble reads: Strzechowski. “So I have the same last name – but now it’s spelt phonetically, so people know how to pronounce it.” Regardless, hers is a name on the move. While she left these shores in 2007 with little more than some commercial work (razors, Pepsi, A4 paper) and face time opposite Rachael Taylor in failed Seven drama Headland, Strahovski was soon co-starring in US series Chuck. Created by The OC’s Josh Schwartz, the goofy spy spoof provided a prime-time entrance to American TV. “I’m forever grateful for that job and I made a name for myself over there with that show, but it was hard because of the hours. It would have been nice to have received a warning about how involved it is to shoot a network show… yeah, it’s very involved.” That’s not a complaint, far from it – the 32-year-old’s simply a straight shooter. She’s also a self-professed “nerd” – one who embraced education, including enforced Polish lessons every Saturday. “It’s my first language and we speak it at home. I was a goody two shoes – a straight-A girl, and I took pride in my studies.” Strahovski’s easy in front of the camera – even with a crowd of grommets, forced from the water at a closed Maroubra Beach due to a heaving southern swell. Posing in a variety of swimsuits, it’s hard to imagine her as a “tomboy” who once loathed this side of the actor’s coin. “I remember the first time they threw me on a red carpet – I had no idea how to walk in heels, let alone apply lipstick. I went to drama school [University of Western Sydney] thinking it was about acting – suddenly you get a show and it’s about interviews and photo shoots. I used to feel like a dick in front of the camera, but I know how tomake it work and I feel comfortable in these scenarios now.” Continue reading