Jessica Biel is lounging on the cover of W Magazine’s April 2012 issue wearing a Louis Vuitton swimsuit and David Yurman 18k gold and citrine bracelets. Photographed by Mikael Jansson and styled by Edward Enninful, Jessica is on the promo trail for her upcoming film Total Recall with Kate Beckinsale.
Inside she shares:
What\’s the first movie you remember seeing? “The Goonies. I never identified with girls, and the cast was all boys. Girls were nervous about going into caves; they were scaredy-catsâ€”and I wasn\’t into that at all. I loved the idea of being with a crew and having an adventure. I was really interested in pits full of snakes.”
Were you raised to be sort of anti-girly? Somewhat: “We lived in Colorado, and my parents were outdoorsy mountain people. My father would always say, “Go out and don\’t come back until you have something to show me.” Which meant he wanted me to come back with a scraped knee or an injury. When I went out to play, I felt like I\’d better get hurt.”
Did you have Barbies? “I did, but it was always, “Let\’s play sex with Barbies!” My Barbies were usually naked. Once, I took their heads off, cut their hair, drew on their short, spiky hair with some markers, then stuck the heads on Christmas lights. Every year, we\’d string our tree with those Barbie heads. It looked demonic. My parents were so coolâ€”they saw it as a form of self-expression.”
Total Recall girl-on-girl battle royal with Kate Beckinsale: “Funâ€”so fun! Our fight scene isn\’t overtly sexy: just two trained fighters who happen to be women kicking the shit out of each other. It could be two dudes, but we just happened to have long hair and boobs and&other things [laughs].”
Is this your first girl-on-girl action? “Yes. Kate and I usually fight men in movies, and when you knock into a man, he doesn\’t care. But every two seconds, Kate and I were saying, “I\’m so sorryâ€”are you okay?” We were both so nervous about fighting another woman. Which is strange, because I have no problem fighting with a guy. In truth, I like doing anything that requires breaking a sweat.”
You can read more at W Magazine’s website.
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