The legendary hottie from the American Pie movies talks animal rights, her MAXIM modelling days and her hypothetical last day on earth…
Hey, Shannon, how are you spending your last day on earth?
I just want to spend it with my dog Peanut and my partner. If we could also be in the bush with other animals and in nature, then that’s a plus.
Do you have any deathbed confessions?
Will you be going to heaven or hell?
I don’t believe in either, per se. I believe in reincarnation and that we have to pay for our sins – we’re always striving for nirvana. I definitely believe in karma, too. It helps to keep us all on track and reminds us when we need to do better.
You’ve done so many classic comedies, like American Pie and Scary Movie. Who was your favourite character to play during your time on earth?
I’ve had so much fun with all of my characters, it’s hard to pinpoint just one. I’m leaning towards Buffy from Scary Movie. I love making people laugh, and because we were spoofing other films, we had to study all of them. It was a fun process and allowed us to take the best of the best.
As a three-time MAXIM cover girl, what is your fondest memory working with us?
I mainly remember always being in great hands when I’d shoot with MAXIM. I always knew we would have the best photographer, hair, make-up and wardrobe. The pictures were always stunning, too!
What are you glad you’ll never have to do again?
Eat meat. When you are young you don’t have any idea what meat is and you don’t always have a choice in what you eat. You also don’t understand how industrial meat actually hurts your body, mind and spirit. It’s harmful to people and it’s torturous to the animals.
What’s your proudest accomplishment?
My non-profit charity work, Animal Avengers, which started as a dog and cat rescue but has since morphed into the Shannon Elizabeth Foundation. Anytime we can help an animal, or a person who protects the animals, is what truly matters in this world. To learn more, go to shannonelizabeth.org. ■
By REILLY SULLIVAN