As Told To Carmen Villafañe; Photography by Amanda Friedman (Full Gallery)
What's really going on inside the minds of the ladies we love? Each issue, Complex strives to answer this question with our regular feature "Women Are Complex, Too." In our December/January 2011 edition, we got to know Natasha Leggero, the hilarious (and hot!) actress/comedian who you might have seen on Chelsea Lately. This Sunday, she's hosting the 7th Annual Hollywood Style Awards, so you know her thread game is correct, too (word is she digs capes!) Watch the behind-the-scenes video (above) for her take on "the morning after," and then keep reading below for the interview where we played a candid game of "Would You Rather..."
I'd rather L.A. than N.Y.
Natasha Says: "If you don't have connections, New York is a giant rip-off. I lived in Harlem by myself in a windowless apartment, just trying to make ends meet every day. It's a great place to be really poor, and a great place to be really rich, but after you've gained whatever it is you're going to gain from that, it's time to move on."
I'd rather have a bad performance than always be perfect.
Natasha Says: "I had one of those the other night. What happens with me is I get so busy that I start thinking like a CEO about everything. And then all of a sudden you get onstage and you're not funny. Part of being a performer is constantly growing and changing."
I'd rather perform in sophisticated cities than places that don't have direct flights from L.A.
Natasha Says: "I've been in Ohio twice this month, and both times nobody knew what sparkling water was. Not to knock the Midwest; a lot of times they are really happy to have you there. But you give them a thrill, and then you get out."
I'd rather be a visitor than have home-court advantage.
Natasha Says: "I don't want to have some greasy hipster in my bed before I'm in a relationship with him. I've made guys leave at like 3 a.m. when they're drunk."
I'd rather a funny guy than a hot one.
Natasha Says: "Nerdy, funny guys can get really into you because people haven't been telling them they're gorgeous their whole life. I never understood girls that are into abs. How long can you talk to some abs?"
I'd rather not hook up with someone on government assistance.
Natasha Says: "I dated this guy who was on food stamps once. He was an artist and wanted to paint in his kitchen all day. He was really hot, he just didn't want to work. I learned you can get food with food stamps, but you can't get alcohol, and you can't get toilet paper. I made a run for it."