In the young-cops drama Rookie Blue (airing tonight, 9/8c on ABC), Missy Peregrym plays a wet-behind-the-ears officer trying to make a name for herself on the force. But the 28-year-old actress has already made an impression on TV fans, turning up in such diverse series as Smallville and Life as We Know It. We asked Peregrym for her thoughts on Rookie's Andy McNally and her two other most notable roles, on Heroes and the much-missed Reaper.
Turning Blue "It's a rare thing to have a female lead on a TV show. I was excited to play a character who was more well-rounded. I got to go deeper with Andy," Peregrym says. "She wants to save everybody, but has the hard realization that not everybody wants to be saved."
Heroes and Villains Peregrym inhabited the illusory Candice Wilmer, an agent for the Company with the ability to alter what people thought they were seeing. "I played a much smaller character on that show," Peregrym says, comparing shifty Candice to Blue's heroic Andy. "I was the bad girl, which was a lot of fun. I loved it!"
Don't Fear the Reaper On the CW's comedy Reaper, Peregrym played another Andy—Andi Prendergast, the girlfriend of devilish bounty hunter Sam. The actress says she's still recognized by the show's cultish fans. "When I go to the movies, I'll hear [someone yell], 'Reaper, yeah!' It's always a compliment," she says. "I was working with the three goofiest guys. It was easy to go to work. You just laughed your ass off and then went home!"