No matter how convincing we found Piper Perabo as the dim but chatty security guard in Neil Labute’s reasons to be pretty, we still hear “Can’t Fight the Moonlight” in our head whenever we see her. So even at the show’s opening night, we had to ask if she had plans to dance on any tables. “Maybe Marin [Ireland] and I will dance on the bar; it depends on how many martinis we have.” Really? “No, I got it out of my system in that movie. I like hole-in-the-wall bars, but I stay in my seat.”
It turns out we’re not the only ones who can’t keep Piper’s personality straight. She told us that, oddly enough, she frequently gets “mistaken for Picabo Street, the skier.” “I think it’s because we have weird P names,” she explained. “But it helps in the airport, because they always think I’m an Olympian, so they help with my luggage.” Wait, aren’t Olympians the ones who don’t need help carrying luggage?