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Tell Us About Yourself(ie): Vanya Asher

The actor takes our Q&A!

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

I’d never been in a drive-through car wash until recently (never had a car before), so I took a picture of the car wash from inside my car. It’s beautiful. Look.

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

Probably nothing. Maybe one beer. I’m a lightweight. But I have some Blue Dream we can go smoke in the alley. Down?

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

"What?" — cause I can never hear people. And I get distracted easily.


What is the last thing you searched for on Google?

"Definition of malarkey." English is my second language. I look up word definitions often. :(

Who is the last person that called or texted you?

Landlord. Noise complaint.

What one thing drives you absolutely crazy?

People with no imagination. People who complain about noise.

What is one TV show you think everyone should be watching?

Les Revenants. It's a French show. Second season is almost out. So good. And Broad Comedy. Hilarious. Also Masters of Sex.

What is your favorite reality show guilty pleasure?

Ridiculousness on MTV and what’s the one where the chick eats her couch? My Strange Addiction. Both go great with Purple Haze.

What's the first CD you bought?

Puff Daddy and the Family, No Way Out, because of the song "I'll Be Missing You” —which I wanted to practice moves to for my seventh-grade dance.

Pick one: kittens or puppies?

IRL puppies, but on YouTube kittens. (Proof.)

New York or Los Angeles?

Los Angeles is the best city in the world. Had no idea until I moved here. East of Hollywood is where it's at.

Comedy or drama?


Bacon or Nutella?

Nutella. I’m European, so Nutella is a big part of my identity/upbringing/ belief system.

And finally: Tell us a secret.

I lied about what my first CD was. Puff was second. First was actually this Canadian dance compilation because it had Corona's "Rhythm of the Night" on it. Good tune, man.

Catch Vanya on Scandal (Thursdays at 9/8c on ABC (and The Comeback (Sundays at 10pm on HBO).