Rosario Dawson is extremely likable — lovable, even. Her latest role, however, is not. She plays the drug addict mother of a pregnant and homeless Vanessa Hudgens in this month's Gimme Shelter. Needless to say, it was quite a departure for the normally bubbly and beautiful actress. (Think fake teeth, fake hair, and a permanent, terrifying scowl.)
But, as it turns out, it's a project like this that totally makes her tick. In fact, she'll take on anything that puts her outside her comfort zone — and she told us all about it. She also let us in on how she keeps it real when the cameras are off and who she looks up to. Let's just say, her answers will surprise you. Peep our exclusive chat with the awesome actress below for the insider info.