Actress Selma Blair

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on April 18, 2004

What’s happened to Selma Blair? I haven’t seen her in anything since last year’s A Guy Thing.

—Louise S., Pennsylvania

She’s been busy. In January, after a six-month courtship, the 31-year-old actress married Star Search judge Ahmet Zappa, 29, son of the late rocker Frank Zappa. And, the Cruel Intentions star has a trio of films scheduled for release this year—the comedy-romance Hating Her, with Bridget Moynahan and Blythe Danner; Hellboy, an action-adventure/sci-fi flick co-starring Ron Perlman and John Hurt; and the comedic A Dirty Shame, with Tracey Ullman, Johnny Knoxville and Chris Isaak. Blair says she yearns for more dramatic parts, but has learned to appreciate her affinity for the lighter side of life. “I feel like nothing’s worth telling unless it haunts somebody,” she explains, “but I know I’d rather laugh than be haunted, so I need to keep that in mind.”