One can imagine how easy it probably is to get swallowed up by Hollywood if you're a young, attractive woman, much less one who is unafraid to drop trou if a role calls for it. But despite these terrible, debilitating handicaps -- which have held our attention since she won a small role in 2004's 'Wedding Crashers' -- Diora Baird has steadily built a career for herself as an interesting and versatile actress, culminating in her turn in the straight-to-DVD sequel '30 Days of Night: Dark Days,' where she plays a gun-toting vampire killer, and where her good looks are disguised underneath military fatigues and a no-nonsense attitude.

Cinematical sat down with Baird at a press event in Austin for 'Dark Days,' held just days after the film premiered to a sold-out crowd at the 2010 Fantastic Fest. In addition to talking about channeling her inner bad ass, Baird revealed some of the challenges -- and she hopes, solutions -- that she faces as an actress, explained why she might not get naked in a movie, even if she's playing a porn star, and reflected on the value of keeping her comely physique front and center on magazine covers while trying to find roles that require more clothes, not less.