By Tom Gliatto Paul Chi
November 08, 2010 12:00 PM

>A LOVER AND A FIGHTER

Already an international action star, the Hawaii native, 31, plays a revenge-seeking, butt-kicking assassin on the CW series.

YOU STARTED YOUR MARTIAL ARTS CAREER UNDER JACKIE CHAN. WHAT DID YOU LEARN FROM HIM?

The biggest thing was his incredible work ethic. He taught me to always have respect and never give up.

HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE A TOUGH GIRL?

I like being one of the guys. I feel at my most comfortable when I’m dirty, sweaty and gross. The fights are always fun to shoot. But it’s hard to fight in Louboutin heels!

SO YOUR FIGHT SCENES ARE REAL?

I do all my own fighting. I’m adamant about that. I want audiences to see the real deal.

IS BOYFRIEND DAVID LEITCH INTIMIDATED BY YOUR SKILLS?

He’s an action director who stunt-doubled for Brad Pitt and Matt Damon for many years. He brags about me and trains me when I’m not filming. He’s tough on me because he understands what I’m capable of, and he pushes me to where I want to be.

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