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Not just laughs

You remember her better as Jim’s girlfriend Michelle from the American Pie film franchise and recently, as Lily in popular TV sitcom How IMet Your Mother (HIMYM), but actor Alyson Hannigan says she is not deliberately restricting herself to comedies.

hollywood Updated: May 20, 2011 01:35 IST

American Pie star Alyson Hannigan says there’s more to her than just comedies

You remember her better as Jim’s girlfriend Michelle from the American Pie film franchise and recently, as Lily in popular TV sitcom How I Met Your Mother (HIMYM), but actor Alyson Hannigan 37, says she is not deliberately restricting herself to comedies.

'I do love comedies, but I would like to remind people that I can do drama as well. I really like having a comedic place to go to, but just to keep my chops in shape, a good drama wouldn’t hurt,' says the actor, who plays Lily, a kindergarten teacher on HIMYM. The show’s sixth season will air on Star World, Friday onwards.

Hannigan says her character Willow in cult classic TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer had the right mix of emotions. 'I got to do every element when I was on Buffy. And by the end of it, the comedy aspect of Buffy had gotten diminished. It went to a more serious, dark place which was great,' she says. 'The end of Buffy coincided with American Pie, so getting back to doing comedy was a big relief,' she adds.

More on Hannigan...
Name: Alyson Lee Hannigan
Age: 37
Debut: Impure Thoughts (1986)
Known for: Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV), American Pie series, How I Met Your Mother (TV)
Futur projects: American Reunion
Spouse: Alexis Denisof
Kids: Satyana Marie Denisof (daughter)