Jessica Biel Allure June 2009 — “My Good Looks Keep My From Getting Acting Jobs”

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In a candid chat with the June issue of Allure Magazine, Jessica Biel laments that one of the things that gets in her way professionally is the same thing that helped make her a household name — her looks.


“Yeah, it really is a problem,” admits the actress — who is promoting the release of her new film, Easy Virtue. “I have to be blunt.”

(Am I the only person getting tired of hearing these people complain about how pretty they are? If they were unattractive, chances are they wouldn’t even be famous!)

In fact, Jessica is so desperate to get away from her image as “Just Another Pretty Face,” she had a no-nudity clause written into her contract. (This, of course, came after she stripped down for role as stripper in the upcoming film Powder Blue.) The clause has led her to picking out her own body doubles when bare skin was called for.

“That was a weird experience,” she explains. “I watched as all these women were coming through, bare-breasted and wearing thongs, and I was trying to put them at ease, saying, ‘Hi, I’m Jessica, thanks soooo much for coming in!'”

“I tried to get breasts that I thought were most similar to mine; I mean, we’re not dealing with a whole lot going on here,” she added. “But a little smaller and perkier in the butt? OK, I did want that.”

Jessica On Her Difficulty Finding Serious Acting Roles That Often Go To Scarlett Johansson Or Natalie Portman: “I just want an opportunity. If you don’t like the audition, then don’t hire me! But if you don’t want to even see me – that’s hurtful.”

“And why?” the 27-year-old actress continued. “You know nothing about me! OK, maybe you might have seen me in some movie you didn’t like. But… I’m a very 360-person.”

Jessica On Dealing With The Invasion Of Privacy That Comes With Being An Actress: “It’s wonderful to do what I do, but everything that goes with it? It’s bizarre,” says the actress. “The invasion of privacy is very tough. I am followed all day, every day. Going to the dentist, the cleaners. I guess I could look like shit going to the dentist, but only if I didn’t care what I saw in the papers.”

Is Jessica Engaged To Boyfriend Justin Timberlake? : “I have no idea if I want to get married. I have a lot to do, careerwise.”

Jessica Biel will star in the Hollywood Bowl production of the Broadway musical Guys & Dolls, opening next month.