|Maxim (U.K. edition) - January 2001
FANCY A DIP? Good, because the Doritos
Girl is back... Ali Landry on beer, bums,
breasts and the beach.
You've gone from the wholesome girl in
the Doritos ads to a belching, beer-drinking
foulmouth. What's going on?
It's true, that's the role I'm playing in
Repli-Kate - a movie about a bunch of
guys who turn me into a crude, belching,
football-loving woman. I knew you Brits
would love me for that! In the film they
get me to say the most disgusting stuff.
Honestly, my mouth has never formed such
Have you found yourself taking your
It's difficult because on set I'm
spouting filth the whole time, but
somehow I always manage to leave it
behind when I come home.
Have you learned to belch on cue now?
Oh, I could never do that. Thankfully,
all I have to do is make the motion with
my mouth and they put the sound in
Come on, you must have some vices.
I love vodka and Red Bull. I discovered a
taste for it in London, then got all my
friends on it back in the States and now
I've got the whole set hooked on it.
Did you down a few before you
undressed in the film?
Well, I've got to confess that we used a
body double because I don't want to do
nudity yet. This is a comedy film and I
didn't think it warranted me taking my
clothes off. I picture nudity in a
beautiful, innocent sort of way so a love
scene would be fine, but I couldn't
justify showing the world everything I've
got in this movie.
Bet the body double isn't a patch on
Actually, to make sure they were up to
scratch, I sat in when they chose the
girls. The film has a breast and a butt
shot so we needed to get both areas right.
It was so weird because I sat in this
room with the director and producer and
these girls came into the room, one after
the other, and slowly took all their
clothes off. I was so embarrassed that I
buried my head in a piece of paper - the
poor girls must have thought I was a
weirdo. After the fourth girl, the
director grabbed the paper from me and
said, 'Ali, these are supposed to be your
breasts, you've got to make sure they're
right.' Some of the breasts were too far
apart and some hung to the right, but you
know what, after you've seen four or five
pairs, they all look the same.
Did you have a feel just to check they
were the right firmness?
I didn't need to go that far - I could
tell just by looking. And in the end we
found the right bum - nice and firm and
the right height - and a good pair of
breasts that hung just right, too. The
odd thing was that because I play two
characters in the film, we also had to
use my sister Gina as a body double when
both characters were in the same shot. So
you'll see her behind and my front.
Are you saying your sister's a bit of
Absolutely not. She's younger than me and
very beautiful and we have the same body
What other films would you like to do?
Oh, I'd love to do something totally
different like a vampire film. And I'd
make sure I'd be the one doing the biting!
You're not ready for nudity yet, but
judging by our photos you don't mind
getting down to your skimpies
This was a great photo shoot so I didn't
mind doing it. We did it on a beach in
Malibu that was hard to get to - we had
to climb down this really steep cliff.
Even so, there were still a few people
hanging around. Then I realised there was
nowhere for me to get changed. It was too
far to go back so they had to hold a
little sarong up for me while I whipped
everything off. It didn't hide an awful
lot so I may have inadvertently done my
first nude scene already. It's weird
because in the film I have to parade
around in my underwear and I found that
even more nerve-wracking. I usually find
it really hard to even walk around a pool
without some sort of wrap round me, but
after a while I realised that no one was
actually taking much notice of me so I
just strutted my stuff and got on with it.
Off set, what sort of underwear do you
like to strut your stuff in?
I really like long lacy gowns if they're
a little see through. Camisoles and
teddies are sexy, too, but then I can go
the other way - thigh high stockings,
high heels - the whole nine yards. If I'm
in the mood, they can be really sexy.
It's all to do with your attitude.
We know you're coming to London in the
New Year. When you land, which Englishman
would you like to greet you?
I guess that would have to be Prince
William. He really is rather beautiful.
Do you think if I turned up at Buckingham
Palace they'd let me in?
You might have to fight Britney to get
through the door.
Well she is more in his age group - I
suppose he is a little young for me.
A recent survey claimed that Britons
make love on average 109 times a year -
and Americans even less. Do you think
that's an accurate sexual representation
of the nations?
Well, for healthier relationships and
happier people you definitely need more
sex. All I can say is, I'm doing my bit
to boost the American figure.