Not only has Jamie Chung proven herself to be a fashion force to be reckoned with, she tends to book some of the most ass-kicking roles in movies and TV. The newly-engaged actress stars in NBC’s upcoming drama Believe playing Channing, a woman who comes to the aid of a former prison inmate and young girl with extraordinary gifts.
So how does Jamie get performance-ready for an action-packed role?
“I love the feeling of staying in shape, but that was the thing, I took this job because I didn’t think Channing would have to be really physical,” Jamie told OK! at NBC’s Winter Press Tour in Pasadena, Calif. on Sunday. “But, of course, since she’s a security specialist…it’s again the things that happen when characters evolve and series evolve and really find their footing, and of course I had to do some physical things, but ultimately she’s playing a game of chess and she’s helping Winter keep the team ahead of orchestra. Pilates, yoga, spin—I do it all. I just ran the half marathon but I haven’t ran since!”
The California native’s most recent project is a film called A Year and Change, produced by Jamie’s fiance Bryan Greenberg he appears in it as well).
“I was kind of nervous about working with him but we get along so well and we always help each other through out projects,” she says. “It’s always really nice to have a second opinion from someone you really trust.”
Watch Jamie on Believe when it premieres March 10 on NBC.
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