Not long ago, we re-introduced you to the name Maitland Ward, who, as many of us remember, played Rachel McGuire on the '90s TV show Boy Meets World. Well, she has certainly grown up since those days, with a steamy look that's almost too hot to handle.
In addition to her hot Instagram account, Maitland's new movie Bullwhip just debuted the other day at the "All Time Comics" launch party at L.A.'s Meltdown Comics, which is based off of a new comic from the company.
Directed by Samuel Bayer, who is responsible for the Nightmare on Elm Street remake and iconic "Smells like Teen Spirit" music video of Nirvana's.
Starring in the film as Candy Chrstallium, Maitland Ward is decked out in full cosplay, so, of course, when we talked to her, we needed to see her thoughts on dressing up and looking oh so sexy.
So, cosplay has to be fun, right? What's your fave thing about it?
MW: "It's like Halloween all year round. It's so much fun to play characters that are other worldly and unlike myself. Even in the sexy costumes, there's an element that makes you feel like a kid. I was such a little nerd growing up that dressing up like this is a dream. I pick my favorites and there's always elements of my personality incorporated into the character. And now, I have costumers who give me the most amazing stuff to wear."
Have you always been into it?
MW: "Yes. It's funny I have a friend from high school who has a comic book podcast that attests to my nerdiness the whole way through. No one believes him, but it's true. I am no diva. He knew me back when. I made my neighbors (adults included) act out Star Wars in our yard when I was four. I was Leia, of course. My springer spaniel was Chewbacca. The neighbor boy (older at age 5) was Han. I may or may not have had my first kiss at that point. But, I was Leia with the buns, not the bikini back then."
Do you think cosplay is an ultimate fantasy for every man?
MW: "There are so many guys out there that love comic books and sci-fi. It's all a fantasy. Although, I have to say comic con guys are extremely respectful. I'd trust them in my Slave Leia getup or body paint over a guy in a club any day. Cosplay is fantasy come to life. Hit, is backed by substance. You're not a stripper pulling this off, you're playing a character."
We know you're working on a new film about the comic book called 'Bullwhip', how'd that come about?
MW: "The Director and PR firm attached to the project called me and asked if I want to come in for a meeting. Since it's a brand new comic and characters there was no way to research the role or know what they were looking for. I had no idea she was even blonde. I didn't read for the part or go through any audition which was great. They called me few days later and offered me the role, and here I am a blonde for the first time in years. I absolutely love the character. Her name is Candy Chrstallium.
Any spoilers you can give us?
MW: "Only a few... Steve Jones from the Sex Pistols is in it. I'm covered in some scenes head to toe, even my hair, in gray glitter, and Evel Knievel Famous Rocket is part of my storyline."
Something tells us this is going to be good, so we're doing what we can to see it this weekend.