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Tell Us About Yourself(ie): Bitsie Tulloch

The star of GRIMM takes our Q&A!

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What's your wallpaper on your phone and/or computer?

My computer background is a photo by Gregory Crewdson. My wallpaper on my phone is a photo I took of my boyfriend. He's lying on bright green grass looking up at me, and I was standing over him looking down. It looks like a movie one-sheet.

When you walk into a bar, what do you typically order?

This new(ish) cocktail I'm obsessed with called a "Paper Plane." P.S.: One of the reasons I love Portland so much is that one time I ordered one and the waitress hesitated briefly before saying, "Yeah okay. I can find some paper." It's an even ratio of fresh lemon juice, aperol, amaro nonino, and bourbon.

What's the one word you are guilty of using too often?

"Like." As an English major, it makes me want to weep when I read interviews I've done that are transcribed word for word. I'm also trying to move "literally" out of rotation.

What is the last thing you searched for on Google?

Neuroblastoma. Yesterday we had a brave little boy visit the Grimm set through the Make A Wish Foundation, and I was trying to learn more about his illness. Fortunately he's now in remission!


Who is the last person that called or texted you?

Nicole, my best friend since middle school.

What was the last awkward situation you were in and how did you handle it?

I was at a grocery co-op in Portland and a woman was offering samples of hard cider. I tried a few of them. One was particularly foul and I declared, "That's what I imagine urine tastes like." As the word urine spilled forth from my mouth, I looked at her nametag, which identified her as the owner of the brewery. I felt so terrible that I bought a case of the first cider I had tried. Oops.

When is the last time you went to a theater?

A movie theater a few days ago to see Starred Up. Actual theater was when I was in NYC last fall to see Mark Rylance in repertory in Twelfth Night and Richard III. I'm crazy about him! He's mesmerizing onstage.

What TV show should everyone should be watching?

I love Ricky Gervais's Netflix series Derek. It is so sweet and lovely and endearing. I'm also obsessed with Homeland — Claire Danes is so inspiring and makes such brave choices.

And what is your TV guilty pleasure?

This reality show on Bravo called Million Dollar Listing. I tried convincing my boyfriend it's because I'm trying to teach myself more about the real estate market in LA, but he didn't buy it (smart guy).

What's the first album you bought?

Vanilla Ice maybe? But my first concert was Fugazi when I was 14 and I never let my friends forget it. That's probably the coolest I've ever been.

What is the one food you cannot resist?

Cheese. Olives. Meat. Pasta. I'm more of a salt/fat/fried kind of girl. I've never had much of a sweet tooth.

What music are you currently listening to?

First Aid Kit and CHVRCHES were the last 2 albums I bought.

What movie makes you laugh the most?

Waiting for Guffman. TV-wise, I will always find Friends re-runs irresistibly funny.

What drives you absolutely crazy?


Pick one: Kittens or puppies?

ANYTHING TINY AND CHUBBY AND CUTE!!!! I want them all! That said, I do have a french bulldog so in case he reads this I'll say puppies.

New York or Los Angeles?

Los Angeles.

Comedy or drama?


Bacon or Nutella?

BACON. I don't like sweets. I'm not into hazelnuts either so Nutella doubly doesn't do it for me.

'80s or '90s?

'80s. Duh.

Hannah Montana or Lizzie McGuire?

I was born in 1981, dudes. I have seen neither. But since my first name is Elizabeth if I have to choose, I pick McGuire.

And finally: tell us a secret.

I drink hot milk every night before bed. So does my sister. And yes we are in our 30s. My dad calls it "right temp milk" because when we were little we would send it back to him if it was too hot or too cold :)

GRIMM returns at 9/8c on Friday, October 24th on NBC.