These days, our knowledge of celebrities too often originates with paparazzi images and snarky quotes by anonymous "insiders." After a while, it's easy to forget that stars are real people. That's why HuffPost Celebrity decided to launch its all-new #nofilter quick-fire question and answer series. Because how well do you know someone until they've shared their guiltiest pleasures?
We all remember Taylor Townsend, the type-A character among "The O.C." bunch who, after a round of playground-style taunting, eventually becomes romantically entangled with bad boy Ryan Atwood. But Autumn Reeser, who brought Taylor to life on the small screen, is a long way from the sandy shore.
The brunette beauty currently stars on ABC's "Last Resort" -- that is when she's not busy chasing her toddler son, Finn.
HuffPost Celebrity chatted with Reeser about what it is that could land her on death row and how she likes to pack her scooped-out bagels, of course.
What's your guiltiest pleasure?
Reading a magazine by a hotel pool.
If you were on a reality show, what would it be called?
"Toddlers & Submarines"
If you were on death row, what would your last meal be?
A really good bottle of wine. That's it.
How did you get on death row?
Went berserk after spending an entire weekend stuck inside with a toddler.
What shows are always on your DVR?
"Last Resort," "Modern Family," "Sesame Street."
What's your dating deal-breaker?
What's your go-to excuse?
I have a toddler -- it's a damn good excuse.
What's one thing you do when you're alone that you wouldn't do in front of someone else?
Eat a cracker that my son already licked and then gave to me.
If failure weren't an option, what's one thing you would do?
What's one thing from your childhood wardrobe that you wish you could wear now?
Hot-pink leopard-print leggings with stretch stirrups.
What did you have for dinner last night?
Slow-cooker chicken over a local greens salad.
How do you feel about scooped-out bagels?
I'm so glad you asked this question, we're getting right into some nitty-gritty shit here. I think scooped-out bagels are an excellent plan to make more room for tuna salad.
What's on your nightstand?
Three books I will probably never get to finish reading: "Women Who Run With Wolves," "Portrait of a Lady," and "The Other Shulman" -- a gift from Andre Braugher.
Who's your ideal drinking buddy, living or dead?
If you were undead, would you be a vampire, zombie or ghost?
What happens in your recurring dream?
If you could ask Kim Kardashian any question, what would it be?
Just ... Really? Really?