04/26/2012 10:00 am ET

REPLY ALL: Kristin Chenoweth On Laughter, Shoes and Torso Length

Marlo Thomas checks in with the multi-talented TV and film actress and Tony-winning Broadway dynamo.

If you could write a personal slogan that you live by, what would it be?
“Always listen to your inner voice, even if everybody tells you it is wrong.”

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
That I had a longer torso.

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
“Bless her heart.”

Who or what always makes you laugh?
My dog, Maddie, always makes me laugh and makes me laugh. Jon Stewart is a close second :)

Who was the funniest person in your childhood?
My cousin Pam is really funny. She once ran into a parked car on a bicycle. Her laugh is contagious.

What is your greatest fear?
Dying in a plane crash.

What is your secret dream?
To have a clothing line for petite people.

Who is your personal hero?
My mom, a three-time cancer survivor.

What do you collect?

What is your obsession?

Who do you text the most? How often?
My mom, 3 or 4 times a day.

Which of the seven deadly sins is your favorite?
Pride -- because there is a good pride and a bad pride. I think I have a little of both. You know that old saying “Pride goeth before a fall?” It’s true.

When you're watching TV, what makes you want to throw the remote at the screen?
News about Wall Street, mainly because I am a little lost on the subject. Or commercials where one politician is speaking poorly about another politician. Why not just concentrate on yourself?!

What do you find sexy? What turns you on?
Talent is the biggest aphrodisiac, but I find that a kind and honest heart is the most attractive thing a person can possess.

What is your current state of mind?
A tad bit in a state of confusion.

What brings you peace?

Which song or songs would make the perfect soundtrack for your life?
“Lessons Learned,” by Carrie Underwood

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