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'Revolution' role is a dream gig for Spiridakos

Monday - 4/22/2013, 7:02pm  ET

This April 16, 2013 photo shows actress Tracy Spiridakos posing for a portrait in Los Angeles. Spiridakos stars in the NBC series, "Revolution," airing Mondays at 10 p.m. EST. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

NICOLE EVATT
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Whether she's hopping off cliffs, battling rogue bandits or surviving in the post-apocalyptic wilderness, Tracy Spiridakos makes roughing it in the futuristic wild west of NBC's "Revolution" look easy.

That's partly because the self-described tomboy feels right at home playing the intrepid heroine in J.J. Abrams' latest sci-fi offering about a world without electricity.

"She's definitely a rough and tough, can rumble kind of chick," said Spiridakos. "I can relate."

Spiridakos grew up in Greece and Canada climbing trees, playing street hockey and making mud pies with her two older brothers.

"I think this is the most feminine that I've ever been," she said in a recent interview. "I bought a dress a little while ago ... and it was just for fun. I was like 'I don't even know who this person is anymore!'"

Not surprisingly Spiridakos lives for stunt days on set. She's often begging the crew to let her take a stab at the more challenging feats, even relishing the occasional injury.

"Bruises are the good war wounds. I'll go show my fianc
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