Jessica Biel went all-American in Ralph Lauren denim for the February cover of Vogue. Her outfits lately have been a little less glamorous as she finishes her Mt. Kilimanjaro trek, but the Valentine's Day star also got decked out in a sparkly gown for the shoot — check out a behind-the-scenes video. Jessica chatted with the magazine's Jonathan Van Meter about life in Hollywood, as well as her ill-advised early photos and her sexy image. Here's more:
- On her work in LA: "The last year in this business has been harsh. There’s no material. Nobody wants to make dramas. And that’s what we all want to do. . . [there's only] commercial movies—horror movies, big romantic comedies, and action movies. Those can be great, but you don’t want to do only those kinds of films. You can’t live on éclairs alone. You have to have a spinach salad every now and again."
- On posing for nearly nude photos at age 17: "I really wanted to go to college, and it all kind of happened at the same time. I did this photo shoot; the photo shoot came out; it was terribly embarrassing. I had to apologize to everybody, including my parents. It was a big learning experience: learning how to have boundaries and how to say no."
- On her va-va-voom image: "When I see myself in pictures with makeup on, even to this day, I think it looks weird. My eyes get squintier and smaller. On the red carpet, I’m playing a character. As soon as I get off that thing I think, 'Oof, wipe that gloss off.' I’m wiping and wiping and pulling my hair out and trying to change my outfit. I’m immediately trying to get comfortable. It’s really a part I play."
Photos courtesy Mario Testino for Vogue