The Queen of Bad Pops Off
TWoP: But how come none of them went up to the cops immediately and say "It wasn't Tanisha, it was me. I'm the one who was fighting"?
TT: They did, they did. But here's the thing: Darlen wasn't even there. We went out of the club separately. It was me, Hanna and Neveen. We were pushed out by some bouncers and our director was like, "Let's go, let's go." And Darlen and Cordelia went off in a whole different direction. So I didn't see them for a while. I think they didn't come up until I was already inside the cop car. And from what I understand, Darlen kept asking could she talk to them, could she tell them she was the one who was fighting and whatever. She said in one of her interviews that all she had to do was show them her boobs and they'd go on a date the next day, you know? So it was unfortunate, it was unfortunate. And it wouldn't have been that bad if I hadn't seen what Neveen had said. But seeing what Neveen said really pissed me off. It really did.
TWoP: I'm curious to hear your thoughts now on Cordelia. What was her story? She seemed really, really messed up in a lot of different ways.
TT: Yeah, Cordelia's been through a lot. And I don't understand why. I mean, you're an ex-porn star, you're an ex--
TWoP: Quote, unquote "star." Quote, unquote.
TT: Yeah [laughing].
TWoP: You know what I mean? Come on.
TT: No! Listen, I've got to tell you, Dan, I don't know if you got a chance to watch that video [from Cordelia's porn past], but somebody made sure they sent me a link and I watched a piece of it and she really looked hot. She was younger, so she really looked hot. And she is a stripper and she actually can strip. She actually proved it to us. And I don't know if you saw the episode where she was beating the guy with the belt, she's a dominatrix, too! She could come to New York City and make a ton of money. I don't know what her problem is. I would think of it this way: If my major doesn't work out, I can always fall back on one of those things. But Cordelia, I think she has a lot of insecurity issues -- that's exactly what it is. She is not confident at all. I'm a bigger girl than Cordelia and I have way more confidence than she does. And when you do not have confidence, people will stomp you down and people will do what they can. They'll try you because you don't have any confidence. If Cordelia would just get confidence within herself, then she'll be fine. You know, she's always been in competition with her sister, and she's very mad that her father didn't stop her from stripping and she has a lot of issues here and there with her family and self-esteem. But if she gets over that, she'll be fine. She came through for me, as you can see from one of the last episodes. I got tons and tons of mail from people saying "I hated Cordelia, but now that she's helped you in the last episode, I love her. She's like my second favorite."