Little Natalie entertained Esquire readers by posing there in her own lingerie as part of the “Me in My Place” series.Of course, Natalie accompanied that by saying she’s not much into lingerie.I had some really wonderful Valentine’s Days with my ex-boyfriend, including fancy meals out, cutesy cuddly toys and soppy poems that I would probably cringe at now – but definitely loved at the time.Although I’m cynical about some things, Valentine’s Day isn’t something I disagree with, and I definitely wouldn’t trade in the cheesy times I had with my boyfriend now, even if the relationship didn’t go as planned.“I always felt that there were some very, very fond feelings there and sometimes were perhaps even acted upon.They took a trip to the Virgin Islands to celebrate their divorce.”It was widely speculated that Zea and former Passions co-star Travis Schuldt began dating after they had both left the show in 2002 and that they were engaged by early 2007.But in 2004, Natalie stepped up to a recurring role on the highly regarded cop drama The Shield on FX.
Zea expressed relief that “I’m finally on a show that’s on cable, where I’m allowed to not wear a bra and I’m very happy about that.
But the more interesting choice turned out to be another FX show, Justified, where her character juggles her attraction to two men who cut corners in different ways, plus her desire for stability and the outward appearance of respectability.
The part was difficult for all concerned, because the character of Winona is only mentioned in passing in the Elmore Leonard stories that provide the starting point for Justified.
We would imagine Career Day gets fairly tedious at this school, but it’s good if you’re looking for autographs. Natalie said that even with that background, it was hard finding work after graduation.
While the thin actress landed parts in a pair of independent movie productions, they never saw the light of day.