Rachael Ray: Now that you're a Dreamgirl, do you splurge on any dreamy foods? Champagne or caviar?
Anika Noni Rose: I think I'm eating out more. I also love Whole Foods, and that's sort of a splurge every week.
RR: What's with the eggnog in there? It's not Christmas.
ANR: I bought it at Christmas and it was so good that I bought three more and popped them in the freezer.
RR: So you can have Christmas in July.
ANR: I freeze Girl Scout Thin Mints to have in there year-round, too.
RR: I was actually kicked out of the Girl Scouts, but I recently earned a merit badge from them on my show! I see you also have a canister of whipped cream in the freezer. Can you do that? Doesn't it explode?
ANR: It hasn't. I put it in there because after we finished press for Dreamgirls, I left for Australia to film a miniseries, The Starter Wife.
RR: I'm dying to see that. I'm a big fan of your costar Debra Messing. Was it a fun set?
ANR: It was fun. And I was going back and forth between Australia and L.A. so much that I have a ton of frequent-flyer miles. I could fly to Saturn if I wanted to.
RR: I love the nail polish in the refrigerator. Does that give it longer shelf life?
ANR: Yes. It keeps a thin consistency for a longer time.
RR: Great tip. I have no nails because I cook, and I'm always envious of people with nice nails. So, what's your all-time favorite meal?
RR: No kidding.
ANR: My parents love to tell this story -- it may sound pretentious now, but when I was 2 or 3, we went to a kid's birthday party at Ponderosa and I asked for escargot, which, of course, they didn't have. Every Sunday, we'd go for a drive and try a new restaurant, so I was exposed to a lot of different foods.
RR: That's fantastic. Your parents did a great job. Mine would do the same thing. So, if you could have anybody over for supper, who would it be and what would you serve? I'd invite Bono.
ANR: Bono, that's a good one. Let's see, I make a mean cheesecake, and I'd probably have over one of my favorite authors -- Charles Dickens or Tananarive Due. Or Gandhi. He might just want water, but we could put a lemon in it.
1. Anika won a Tony Award for her role in:
A. Caroline, or Change
2. If Anika could invite anyone to dinner, who would it be?
A. Ed McMahon
B. Charles Dickens
C. Diana Ross
3. Anika has movies in the works with:
A. Danny DeVito
B. Danny Bonaduce
C. Danny Glover
Answers: 1.A 2.B 3.A and C