Brooklyn Decker recently sat down with The Daily Mail and revealed a refreshing down-to-earth side in one of the best interviews we've read this month!
In the in-depth interview, the Battleship star talks about her transition from Sports Illustrated model to actress, struggles with body image, her relationship with tennis god Andy Roddick, and where her career is headed!
Here are some of the HIGHlights:
On the beginning of her modeling career and coming to terms with not being super skinny:
"I was 18, living in New York alone – and I’d never left North Carolina! It was difficult. Suddenly I had to know what the best angle on my face was. It’s just a very different world. Work was slow. I have boobs and I talk too much and I smile too much. I’ve never been runway skinny. No one wanted to hire me. My father advised me to make the most of my athletic physique, to nurture it and make it my thing. I did the whole juice-fasting thing, I tried all that – it was stupid, but you learn. I love sugar and coffee, but I try to balance healthy eating with the occasional indulgence."
On chasing her acting dream and not giving up:
"I auditioned for two or three years and didn’t get anything. Then I started getting a couple of TV shows and finally my first movie. People would dismiss me, simply because I was a model. So [I had] to work extra hard hoping that [I was seen as] something more than just the way [I] look. As soon as I got Just Go With It, I left the modeling world behind, which is a big thing to do when you’re at the top."
On Battleship co-star Rihanna's breakout role:
“[Rihanna is] a sweetheart, a total team player. She is wildly successful in her world, yet she’s taking a chance to learn. I respect her because she was going into a situation as an actress where she could be scrutinized and criticized and she didn’t care. She was having fun with it, being bold.”
On her humble beginnings and upbringing in North Carolina:
“My parents had us very young. We lived in a modest house. We built forts, we hiked, we went camping and they wanted us to be independent. It’s how children grew up in the 1940s and 50s: outside all the time, playing in the dirt, riding your bike around. I played sports; I played the violin and the guitar. We weren’t allowed to watch TV. We didn’t have passports and we didn’t travel – it was too expensive. With my first paycheck, I sent my parents to Jamaica, so they actually got passports! They’re pretty grounded; it wasn’t until they saw the trailer for Battleship that they were like, ‘Ooh, this is a big movie, isn’t it?’ ”
On how husband of 3 years Andy Roddick courted her after meeting on a TV show:
"[Andy] got his agent to call my agent. He wooed me, but it took five months until I called him back! And then that was that. [After our first date at a comedy show] I said, ‘this guy is a catch. This is the man I’m going to marry. He made me laugh – he is hilarious and he is also chivalrous."
On not being able to play tennis even though her husband is currently ranked at #3 in the world:
"I don’t play tennis at all. I figure it’s a dangerous situation to try to learn a skill from somebody you love. Stay far away and leave the tennis to him."
We've always been a fan, but Brooklyn's humbleness really made us love her even more! She's proof that you really can have it all, and stay grounded!!
We can't wait to see Mrs. Roddick in her next starring role alongside Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez and Anna Kendrick in What To Expect When Expecting.
What do U think of Brooklyn's revealing statements?
[Image via WENN.]
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