Is it possible to make it big from humble beginnings? Jean talks to Janina Gavankar, one of the hottest new stars of the Showtime series The L Word. Janina plays the role of Papi, a promiscuous lesbian. To land the part, Janina says she stayed in character during the audition from start to finish—including hitting on the receptionist. Janina is also the on-screen talent on Microsoft's MSdewey.com, a search engine that speaks to its users.
Jean talks to Janina about how she broke into the entertainment industry, and her plans for keeping up the momentum. Janina shares her secrets for making it big: