Be sure to wish Maggie Grace a happy birthday today, but don’t bring up her love life!

The former Lost star turned 24 on Friday and sounded a little bummed she won’t be spending it with someone special when OK! inquired about any significant others in her life at the premiere of her new film, The Jane Austen Book Club, last night.

“[My love life] as measured by what yardstick?” Maggie joked. “That’s a question of self-definition right before my birthday tomorrow.”

But the actress still has a lot to celebrate — The Jane Austen Book Club opens in theaters today too, a project Maggie was excited to take on because one of her favorite books is Pride and Prejudice. “I’ve wanted to be Elizabeth Bennet since I was 14 years old."

Currently, she has The Crimson Petal and the White bookmarked, as well as The Oxford Anthology of Love Poetry, another old and “influential” read.

"I read it when I was 15. Wink, wink! My Bible teacher called it soft-core erotica, so of course I loved it!"

For more on Maggie, check out the latest issue of OK!, on newsstands now!

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