Owing equally to a skin-tight body suit and unnerving thousand-yard stare, Kristanna Loken made quite an impression in 2003’s Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines. While she didn’t quite skyrocket up the ranks of Hollywood demand from there, she’s nevertheless worked steadily — including in a fair amount of genre material, as with Uwe Boll‘s BloodRayne and In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale. Her latest movie is The Legend of Awesomest Maximus, a decidedly bawdy, National Lampoon’s-minted spoof of 300, Gladiator and other mythology-laden, sword-and-sandal action epics. Loken co-stars opposite Will Sasso and Sophie Monk, playing the former’s gold-digging, politically-minded wife Hotessa, who, while trying to goad her oafish husband into action, may also be carrying on an affair behind his back. I recently had a chance to chat one-on-one with Loken about Awesomest Maximus location filming in conservative Utah, sex scene spoofs, and her efforts to expand upon and control her own career, via the formation of her own production company. The conversation is excerpted over at ShockYa, so click here for the full read.