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Jessica Biel For Gotham Magazine June/July 2009

Jessica Is Still Trying to Prove She's More Than a Pretty Face

Jessica Biel got sexy loosening up her buttons for the June/July issue of Gotham magazine. Most of you are tired of hearing her talk about how hard it is to be beautiful, but it looks like working it for the cameras came easily to her for the photo shoot. In the article she has more to say about being a sex symbol, living in NYC, and her latest movie role. Here are highlights:

  • On NYC: "I really like just wandering around, finding a shop, sitting down, having a coffee, reading something, getting lost, grabbing a cab. That’s so fun."
  • On her sex symbol status: "I don’t really think about those things and think, Oooh, yay—I’ve made a mark, all right. But balancing the idea of being very sexy and then also being really attainable, kind of like a girl-next-door quality, is I think really important. To be able to bounce back and forth. [Because sometimes] the interesting characters are dark, conflicted…tortured souls; those are the characters I’m most interested in playing."
  • On her role in Easy Virtue: "I thought she was pretty amazing. She’s so effortlessly witty and sarcastic and fantastic and glamorous and tough—all the characteristics that I want to be as an actual woman. And she’s cool as a cucumber…but at the same time extremely vulnerable, and a real person who is hurt by these experiences. She’s not just a stone."

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garrick garrick 8 years
Same stuff different day
La-Tua-Cantante La-Tua-Cantante 8 years
Okay we get it...you've said this a million times in a million different interviews. Next.
jenny_r jenny_r 8 years
Jessica and Justin can live together forever in their own special ego heaven. Because no one else can stand them.
jaan_black jaan_black 8 years
she's very pretty, ok we get it..like I said, talk to Halle and see how to get serious roles while being gorgeous b/c she's a pro at it
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
she always says the same things in interviews. it's kind of a pain i the ass - i don't know. anyway, i guess if she's not used to living in NYC - then it's a great thing. what she's talking about though are all boring normal things that we all do.
jhilly123 jhilly123 8 years
Eh, she's not that bad...though I do miss her 7th Heaven days, I thought she looked prettier then.
spicyaroma spicyaroma 8 years
She looks good here, but I'm indifferent to her. She's one of those people you don't feel anything when you look at them.
Marlowe Marlowe 8 years
she makes a great match with J.T
clew001 clew001 8 years
she is pretty and she has a great bod. but she really just needs to shut it.
Louie Louie 8 years
I think she takes herself seriously enough for all of us...
tuscanstellina tuscanstellina 8 years
She is a bore. There is nothing of substance coming out of her mouth. It is all about her touting her so-called 'beauty' by trying to downplay it. I personally don't see what is so pretty about this woman.
KimBurnett KimBurnett 8 years
TallDiva45, I agree.
SKC-Sparkle SKC-Sparkle 8 years
I agree with dm8bri - JT and JB are perfect for each other. If she wants to be taken seriously, stop posing in spreads that are all about the sex appeal and stop complaining about how "pretty" you are!
tiabia tiabia 8 years
I'm not huge fan of hers, although I do think she has a fabulous shape and she's a great role model for attaining and maintaining a healthy physique. She looks gorgeous in these pictures and I've read some early reviews of her performance in Easy Virtue and they are very positive!
CourtXO CourtXO 8 years
you have to be pretty to be more than just a pretty face lol
nivradmitch828 nivradmitch828 8 years
i don't know how the interviewer can stand her :)) she's so annoying...
Ana-V452519 Ana-V452519 8 years
really boring answers
azh azh 8 years
a pretty face? or a big ass??
Iris1000 Iris1000 8 years
I hope this amps things up for her. She is beautiful. Sometimes when a little attention like this garners both good and not so good comments, it sort of "elevates" the star on the horizon more. I think she deserves more things than she has been getting.
Fellora Fellora 8 years
she doesn't get the roles she wants because she can't act...not because of her looks. i think she's a pretty girl..but not as beautiful as she thinks she is.
jessesgirl jessesgirl 8 years
wow, she looks really good in this spread, barely recognizable
Talldiva45 Talldiva45 8 years
dm8bri: I was just about to say the same damn thing! They have both become conceited and ridiculous! They belong to each other. I used to be a fan of Justin's but no more bc. of his nasty attitude and from what a can see personality - they can have all that and "good luck to them". Yikes!
fashionplate525 fashionplate525 8 years
She looks great in these pics, but she bugs me!
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