Malin Akerman is no stranger to the stage at a rock concert, but apparently her favourite rock 'n' roll moment happened behind the scenes, when she was a self-admitted groupie for a year.
"I dated the drummer of the band," the 34-year-old actress and model from Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont., told Entertainment Tonight. "They were quite big...I can't tell [you] who it is, but...the experience of being on a tour bus and being backstage and watching [the show] from backstage...that was my favorite rock 'n' roll moment."
Before focusing on her acting career, Akerman had a brief stint as the lead singer of a Los Angeles alternative rock band The Petalstones, and actually released a debut album with them in 2005. She clearly has always felt at home in dingy rock clubs, hanging out with long-haired, tattooed musicians - which is probably helping her performances in roles like Rolling Stone journalist Constance Sack in "Rock of Ages" and Blondie in "CGBG."
"There is so much pressure to do it right," Akerman said about playing one of her icons. "I've been watching copious amounts of YouTube videos, interviews, and stage performances...You want to do her justice, so hopefully she'll be happy."
Another rock 'n' roll movie we could definitely see Akerman starring in is Cameron Crowe's "Almost Famous" (she even looks strikingly similar to Kate Hudson!) But though she admits there are similarities between her time as a groupie and the 2000 drama about the rocky relationships on a whirlwind tour, her love story was much happier.
"We were truly in love. I was 19 years old, I was young and living the life and having fun...And I wasn't sharing him with anyone else. At least I don't think I was, you never know," she laughed.
But one thing is clear though - Akerman has a thing for drummers. She married Italian drummer Roberto Zincone in 2007, four years after they first started making sweet music together in The Petalstones.