Alexandra Daddario: Her Guilty Pleasure & Why She Became An Actress

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Lindsay Cronin

Alexandra Daddario hit it big when she landed the role of Annabeth Chase in the Percy Jackson film series in 2010. But what inspired the 35-year-old actress to pursue a career in the world of entertainment?

During a recent interview with IMDb’s Take 5, Daddario revealed that when it came to her decision to become an actress, she credits Les Miserables, specifically the character known as Cosette.

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Alexandra Would Love A Role In 'Les Miserables'

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Looking back, Daddario said that she went to see the musical on Broadway at the age of 12.

"I went and saw Les Mis on Broadway when I was 12 and that’s what I wanted to do. I bought the soundtrack and choreographed dances to all of Les Mis and I wanted to be Cosette," Daddario said.

Even now, decades later, Daddario would love to be given a role in the production -- despite the fact that she may not be the best singer for the job.

"I would be in Les Mis if I had the chance, for sure!" she exclaimed.


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Alexandra Daddario Loves 'Million Dollar Listing'

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"I just don't know that they would want me to do it because my voice may not be up to par. I would try! It doesn’t matter if you can’t do it, you always tell them you can," Daddario continued.

When Daddario was then asked by Take 5 what she does when she needs to take a break from the world, the actress said she typically turns on Bravo.

"I normally turn on reality TV, something that isn’t what I do. I love Million Dollar Listing," she admitted.

Alexandra Daddario Has Ties To Real Estate

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According to Daddario, she feels that she better understands the game of real estate better than the average person because her mom worked as a real estate lawyer.

"I thought I knew something about real estate and watching it now I think I’m an expert," Daddario stated. "I’ll go to open houses and I’ll be walking around like, 'This linoleum tile is totally out of place' or 'there’s something wrong with the molding here.' I don't know what I’m talking about. I'm just copying what I’ve heard on Million Dollar Listing."

Alexandra Daddario Identified With 'Sabrina The Teenage Witch' As Child

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Also speaking of television, Daddario said she "really identified with Sabrina The Teenage Witch" as a teen.

"I really wanted to have magical powers. I had all these fantasies about impressing the cool kids in school by performing magic. I went to an all girls school and once a year we would have a dance with the all boys school and I thought it would be cool to fly around the dance. I thought that would impress the boys," she revealed.