AnnaLynne McCord on “Nip/Tuck,” “90210,” and more…

New York, New York (February 23, 2021) – AnnaLynne McCord sat down with The Creative Coalition CEO Robin Bronk in the latest episode of “At Home With The Creative Coalition,” a podcast featuring unplugged and uncensored conversations with today’s biggest stars. In the newest episode, McCord opens up about her favorite episode of “Nip/Tuck,” why she first refused to audition for “90210,” and more. Highlights below.

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Highlights from “At Home With The Creative Coalition” featuring AnnaLynne McCord —

On her favorite episode of “Nip/Tuck”:
“I definitely loved working with Kelly Carlson. I remember Brad Falchuk came up to me. We were doing this, you know, I’m doing a porno with her where I’m her younger self is the scene. And that’s not the craziest thing, of course, on that show. So he was so lovely, he was like, ‘You know, we want to make sure you’re comfortable with this. We don’t want any, you know, you tell us and we can change stuff around, whatever. We want to make sure you’re comfortable.’ And I was like, ‘Do you know how jealous my sister’s gonna be that I get to make out with Kelly Carlson?! Shut up, I’m so excited!’”

On which “Nip/Tuck” character Ryan Murphy identified with:
“When I arrived and Ryan Murphy was, like the first day he comes in, ‘Eden Lord is how I picture myself.’ And I was like, ‘Oh my God! No pressure!’ Has mild heart attack… That was definitely a holy shit moment.”

On why she first refused to audition for “90210”:
“My agent was like, ‘Go on this audition.’ And I was like, ‘I’m not gonna play some Beverly Hills brat. I’m a serious thespian. I work on a critically acclaimed show’… I was like, ‘No, I’m not doing it!’ And the way she maneuvered me, hats off to her for the rest of her life, I owe her because I was such an arrogant little brat sometimes. She was like, ‘Just go on the audition!’ And then she remembered that I love Tom Welling from ‘Smallville.’ And she was like, ‘You know, Debbie cast “Smallville”… maybe she’ll remember you for something and you can go work on “Smallville” with Tom Welling.’ I was like, ‘Okay, fine. I’m going.’”

On why she still to this day has never seen an episode of the original “90210”:
“I actually never watched the original. They stressed that they really wanted a new show… so I didn’t watch it. We created Naomi as she was. And then everyone was like, ‘What’s wrong with you?! You never watched the original?!’ And I was like, ‘Wait, we were supposed to be doing something different! What are you talking about?’ So no, I actually even to this day — I mean, I obviously know the players and we had several of the cast come onto the show — but I’ve actually never seen it.”


More about “At Home With The Creative Coalition”
Hosted by The Creative Coalition CEO Robin Bronk, “At Home With The Creative Coalition” brings listeners intimate portraits, key moments of discovery, and “art and soul” conversations with iconic entertainment industry personalities from the big screen to the boardroom, from L.A. to D.C. “At Home With The Creative Coalition” is sponsored by the Pioneering Collective. Listen now at

Upcoming guests include David Alan Basche (“The Exes,” “United 93”), Asante Blackk (“When They See Us,” “This Is Us”), Carly Chaikin (“Mr. Robot”), Griffin Dunne (“This Is Us,” “Dallas Buyers Club”), Willie Garson (“Hawaii Five-0,” “White Collar”), Clark Gregg (“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “The Avengers”), New York Times Bestselling Author Susan Isaacs (“Compromising Positions,” “Takes One to Know One”), Richard Kind (“Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Big Mouth,” “Gotham”), Chad Lowe (“Supergirl,” “Life in Pieces,” “Pretty Little Liars”), Eric McCormack (“Will & Grace,” “Travelers”), Rob Morrow (“Billions,” “The Fosters”), Kathy Najimy (“Duncanville,” “Dumplin’,” “Veep”), Haley Joel Osment (“Future Man,” “Entourage”), Jessica Queller (“Supergirl,” “Gossip Girl”), Alysia Reiner (“Better Things,” “Orange Is the New Black”), Yolonda Ross (“The Chi,” “How to Get Away with Murder”), Reid Scott (“Why Women Kill,” “Veep”), Matt Walsh (“Veep,” “UCB Comedy Originals”), Alfre Woodard (“Clemency,” “Luke Cage”), and Constance Zimmer (“Condor,” “UnREAL”).

Previous guests include Jason Alexander (“Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Harley Quinn,” “Saturday Night Seder”), Wilson Cruz (“Star Trek: Discovery,” “My So-Called Life”), Alan Cumming (“Briarpatch,” “Instinct,” “The Good Wife”), The Creative Coalition President and actor Tim Daly (“Madam Secretary”), Lea DeLaria (“Orange Is the New Black”), Jim Gaffigan (“Tesla,” “The Jim Gaffigan Show”), Judy Gold (“The Other F Word,” “Nightcap”), Jason Isaacs (“The OA,” “Star Trek: Discovery,” “Harry Potter”), Wendi McLendon-Covey (“The Goldbergs,” “Reno 911!”), Katherine McNamara (“Shadowhunters,” “Arrow”), Bill Prady (“The Big Bang Theory,” “Young Sheldon,” “The Muppets”), Anthony Rapp (“Star Trek: Discovery,” “Rent”), and Julie Taymor (“The Lion King,” “Frida,” “The Glorias”).

More about The Creative Coalition
The Creative Coalition is the premier nonprofit, nonpartisan 501(c)(3) social and public advocacy organization of the arts and entertainment community. Founded in 1989 by prominent members of the creative community, The Creative Coalition is dedicated to educating, mobilizing, and activating its members on issues of public importance. Actor Tim Daly serves as the organization’s President. The Creative Coalition also creates award-winning public service campaigns including #RightToBearArts to promote the efficacy of the arts. The Creative Coalition harnesses the unique platforms of the arts community and entertainment industry to make positive impacts on social welfare issues. For more information, visit