Rosie Huntington-Whitely in Maxim: “I’ve got mood lips”


Are you ready for another edition of “Deep Thoughts with Rosie Huntington-Whitely”? That’s certainly what I was looking forward to reading while approaching her July cover story in Maxim, which also recently named her the top babe of their Hot 100 List. After all, this is the same girl who is starring in the upcoming Transformers movie yet had the nerve to exclaim, “Don’t test me on Transformers!” Then, Rosie also insisted that she wanted a sniff of Angelina Jolie’s career while simultaneously acknowledging that modelling comes with a whole set of body issues that, for her, just melted away on their own. Like magic. Well, Rosie’s Maxim piece isn’t quite as remarkably stupid as her other interviews, but she does take great pains to rave about her love of English food. Whatever, right?

What’s Dark of the Moon about?
Sam, Shia LaBeouf’s chracter, has to sve the world, and he’s got a new girlfriend, which is my character, Carly. Things unfold a little bit darker than they seem at first…

Is Megan Fox’s disappearance explained?
Yes, it’s explained, but that’s all I’m saying.

Is it explained with explosions? This is a Michael Bay movie, after all.
Well, Shia and I are explosive together! The movie begins with us in a new relationship, and then we go from there.

Did you get a feel for just how much Bay loves things that go “boom”?
I don’t think anything is subtle on a Michael Bay set. Everything is 10 times what it is in reality. More fire, more noise, more explosions! Faster, harder…I was thrilled to witness it all.

With the trend of models starring in big roles now, do you think it’s fair to take the money out of hard-working actors’ pockets?
Do you think it’s fair that actors have been taking the money out of hard-working models’ pockets? Actresses have completely taken over the fashion industry in the last five years, in terms of big deals. Maybe it’s time the models got some payback.

Your recently moved here. Do you miss home?
Everyday. It’s my soul, England. I miss the people, the culture, the food…

Wait–you miss the food in England? Really?
Oh, my God, so much! I find it strange that people say English food is so bad. To me it’s delicious. I’ve never really considered it, but I was thinking the other day maybe it’s strange to have beans on toast for breakfast.

You’re famous for your lips. Is that something you’ve worked on?
The rest of my body requires a lot of upkeep, but the lips are one thing I don’t have to work on. They’re funny, because they change color with my mood. They get really, really red when I’m angry or passionate, and pale when I’m miserable or tired. But I suppose everyone else’s do too.

Uh, no…
They have a life of their own. they get me in trouble. you know mood rings? I’ve got mood lips.

Have your lips started to get you recognized more often in America now?
I was at the DMV. My driving instructor was like, “You’re the Victoria’s Secret model!” I failed my last test miserably, but this guy passed me with flying colors.

[From Maxim]

Has anyone else heard of the “mood lips” phenomenon before? The only time that my lips ever change color on their own is when I’m sick, so I’m really not sure what Rosie is referring to in that instance. Then again, she could also very well be lying about not using any sort of fillers on her lips either because, in addition to changing color at will, they miraculously transform into different sizes too. Rosie is a Transformer too!

Regardless of the endless talk of Rosie’s lips, I do believe she has a somewhat point about actresses (like Emma Watson and Scarlett Johansson) taking over all of the major advertising campaigns that used to belong almost solely to the models. The same goes for magazine covers too, but this transition was a necessary one because there simply aren’t enough models these days with household name recognition that can really sell a product or magazine like actresses can do. The age of the supermodel is now over, so it’s only natural that models could start taking over some of the acting roles in return. The only problem there being that said model must be able to act, unlike what Rosie has recently demonstrated in the latest Transformers trailer. Then again, Rosie probably doesn’t speak as much as strike a pose in this sequel. No “Spice Girl” empowerment for her!



Cover shot courtesy of Maxim; Rosie at Spike TV’s Guys Choice Awards on 6/4/11 courtesy of Juan Rico/Fame Pictures.

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  1. Rita says:

    I actually zoomed in on her Maxium cover and whoever gave her that upper lip was in a bad mood. That upper lip is not natural. Its been injected and then infected. She looks like a Tapir (Big lipped animals indigenous to South American Jungles. FYI) (Gossip can be fun and informative)

  2. Eve says:

    …on her lips either because, in addition to changing color at will, they miraculously transform into different sizes too. Rosie is a Transformer too!

    Does she make that funny sound when she’s transforming? Seriously, that was my favorite thing about Transformers (cartoon).

  3. Sue says:

    While I agree that “problem there being that said model must be able to act” the same should be said and about actresses modeling they should be able to model, there are tons of really bad magazine cove/ad’s were the actress just looks lifeless, stiff or has that one facial expression in all the shots.

  4. LOVE ANGELINA says:

    That whole models becoming actors things is fine. Angie was a model but she took acting classes worked on her craft, she is a great actress. Mila Movoich (can’t spell her last name…LOL) is a really good actress to me. Love her in The Fifth Element and alot of her movies, I will say don’t know much about her but she was a former model. I just hate when the cast someone just because they are pretty or whatever. I find it hard to believe she was cast for acting abilities. Does anyone think this girl can act? I am gonna reserve serious judgement until I hear reviews but she is giving strong vibes of not being able to act.

  5. Alaska says:

    Can’t believe the story about the DMV instructor passing her just because he thinks she’s hot. Thank God I don’t drive around in LA!

  6. ViktoryGin says:

    Good riposte about models taking over movie roles.


    An Actress is hardly going to hurt the quality of a magazine issue. A model attempting to act can sink a film.

    The performing arts and perking up your a** just right in a photo shoot are two different things, Rosie. Although, perhaps it’s inconsequential for a movie like Transformers.

    I like the interviewer. Very cheeky without being a douchebag.

  7. Mari says:

    @rita lol!
    Good body but I find her a bit…odd looking.

  8. uknowuloveme says:

    i wonder if her other lips change color with her moods too?now that i would pay to see(honeycrotch) and not another mind numbing michael bay film…y didn’t he pick jessica stam instead?now she is gorgeous!!!

  9. Sakyiwaa says:

    i like what she said. Aw, man. so what if she has mood lips? she’s inoffensive to me. even if she can’t act.

  10. bluhare says:

    OK, I gotta bite . . .

    @really: Why did you ask if she’s Jewish?

    Saw XMen last week, and the Transformer movie was one of the trailers . . . my god, those lips on a big movie screen are scary. Not hot scary either.

  11. Sakyiwaa says:


    “An Actress is hardly going to hurt the quality of a magazine issue. A model attempting to act can sink a film.”

    Totally agree and I seriously think that, that is one of the most unfair things in life. Actresses get the best of both worlds whilst models are limited to one. it’s great when models can act too and end up acting, like Charlize and Milla and Angie as a poster said above but really… actresses have taken over modelling quite a bit much.

    that’s why i’m always excited to hear it when moddels are making a lot more money like Gisele. She’s almost a billionaire…

    sometimes, i just like staring at eye candy rather than watching eye candy try to act. lol! Honestly though, some of them deserve more recognition.

  12. Rachel() says:

    Megan Fox why have you forsaken us?!
    This girl irks me. Her face is very blah, and her lips make her face look like she was just hit by a 2 by 4. If they’re going to hire a Victoria Secret model with no acting skills, hire a hotter one!
    Adrianna Lima? Alessandra Ambrosia(+5 pounds)? Candice Swanepoel(+10 pounds)?

  13. Katie says:

    Okay, I think she’s an idiot. But my lips do actually do that. Isn’t that normal? The interviewer acts like it’s not normal. I mean, it’s not as obvious as a mood ring changing from purple to green or something but yeah, lips are paler when you’re sick and overall paler…redder when you’re excited or flustered or whatever. Right?

  14. jess says:

    her mouth really bothers me. her upper lip is larger than her bottom lip. that means she bought them. i hate that shes trying to sell them as real. even if she was pretty, i cant tell cuz i cant look away from her mouth. it disgusts me.

  15. Jojo says:

    Cosign on mood lips – mine totally get smaller and paler if I haven’t gotten it in a while.

  16. Julie says:

    I find her to be incredibly beautiful and find myself staring at her pic longer than usual when see postings. Really I’m in awe.

  17. Maritza says:

    On some pictures you can tell she has used lip enhancer because the upper lip looks swollen and fatter then the lower lip.

  18. Lynnie says:

    I know NOTHING about this chick, but the phrase “mood lips” cracked me up. Is that like when Mike Myers used to play “Simon” on SNL and he would say, “I’ve got prune hands!”? Hee hee!

  19. Iloverabbits says:

    Anyone know of any old pics of her? Have her lips really always been like this? They do look too big to me; like duck lips I.e. Too much filler.

  20. lucy2 says:

    Maybe she’s just confused and looking at herself in the mirror with and without lipstick?

  21. serena says:

    Her dumb lips and expression piss me off.

  22. Deb says:

    Her lips look like a prolapsed rectum. Mood lips indeed!

  23. Madam U says:

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  24. Alix says:

    In that top pic, her upper lip is positively Rinna-esque.

  25. MarenGermany says:

    she says those things because she is avoiding any questions about lip fillers!

    As a really “flat-lipped” girl I do understand why someone would inject stuff into their lips. I never did it, but it is no crime.

    But it is SO OBVIOUS that she uses a serious amount of fillers, so why not admit it?

  26. zesty says:

    I like her lips better with the red lipstick and brown hair. That being said, I really hope they are fake because that upper lip is quite strange.

  27. Lene says:

    I find all the talk about her lips little bit unfair,I am white and I have pretty full natural lips myself (a lot fuller then hers).It happens that some girls are born with them,not everything is the result of plastic surgery.

  28. jover says:

    While everyone’s piling on rosie, come on folks, megafarse was no mensa candidate she talked stupid shit because she was uniformed, uneducated poorly read and just a mall girl plucked from nowheresville and made a “star.” SHe had nothing to say; and if we’re going to pick brazilian beauties I’ll take Isabel Gourlart.

  29. HotLatino says:

    Believe it or not my lips change size too hahahha when I was sick in 2010 my lips were so thin I was so depressed because my lips are really thick and they were thin but thank good they’re thick again so they do change size without fillers because I never had fillers only a nose job LOL

  30. Jaana says:

    She still has that dead model stare

  31. denise says:

    I dont know much about her but my daughters lips are like this and she is 3.. she has a huge top over inflated top lip and a somewhat smaller bottom lip.. gorgeous on a baby.. not too much on her

  32. Isa says:

    Her lips gross me out for some reason. She has a lovely body and her hair looks really pretty but in the face she still looks like a lion to me! Rawr!

  33. BeeCee says:

    My lips do that, they change colours from being slightly pale to a bold pinky red. But I’ve never noticed, mostly because I don’t say something or express an emotion to someone and instantly grab a mirror to see what my face looks like which I’m sure ol’ Rosie girl does here.

    If I eat anything, no matter what it is, no matter how much time spent eating such item, my lips go really red… but I’ve never noticed anyone else’s lips that do that.

  34. Micki says:

    I like her white dress and styling.

    In my oinion actresses take over because they are easier to recognize and identify with (even Photoshoped) than models right now.During the Golden Age Kate Moss was one of a kind- super skinny freak with bones poking in your eyes. Now most models are Moss’ clones with hair only in different shade and lenght. What is there to remember? Fewer stay in mind with their names(Gisele) and I know some because of their private life (Bar)rather than modeling carrier

  35. SolitaryAngel says:

    My lips change color too–they’re bright red if I’m running fever or pissed, and they’re white if I’m tired or really sleepy.

  36. MarenGermany says:

    @ lene SO jealous…………….

  37. crab says:

    The only time my lips change colors is when I put on lip gloss!

  38. Hm says:

    She looks much better with a defined upper lip – as in the white dress pics

  39. Str8Shooter says:

    This chick has got a shelf life in Hollywood of about 3 months…max…and that’s even IF this new crappy Transformer movie does well.

    Megan Fox, anyone? Anyone?

  40. Str8Shooter says:

    I wonder what ‘mood’ her lips were in the day she met the casting director!

  41. Cherry Rose says:

    I really just do not find her attractive at all. Nor do I find her remotely interesting either. She just doesn’t really have any personality and seems a bit dumb.

    I highly doubt that Rosie will have a long acting career or be in a major movie other than Transformers. After all, look at what happened to Megan Fox’s career (though she was partly to blame for that).

    I still don’t see why they’re making another Transformers movie. The first one was okay, second one was awful.

  42. Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

    That’s not a mood, that’s lipstick and scrofula. Consult both a physician and a ruling monarch immediately.

  43. I Choose Me says:

    @Jojo. Bwahahahaha. I c whut u did thar!

  44. wemmz says:

    i really REALLY don’t think she’s pretty. im so sorry. im English, and i know unconventional English beauty. and she is not it. my Gawd, i dont think i can watch Transformers with her in it… just the thought of her eating Shia’s face, or pouting at the save-the-world moment is putting me off.
    i hope she can act.

  45. wemmz says:

    and her lips could be real.
    specially if she’s of eastern european descent.

  46. Hakura says:

    My only knowledge of lips is that a change in speed of blood flow can affect it’s appearence. (as well as being affected by dehydration.)
    I’m *very* fair, & while my bottom lip is fine, my top lip is almost invisible. It’s there, & a good size, but I naturally have almost no pigment (color) in it. So it makes me look like I’m sick/dehydrated if I don’t use lipstick. Pain in the ass.

    @Bedhead“The only problem there being that said model must be able to act, unlike what Rosie has recently demonstrated in the latest Transformers trailer. Then again, Rosie probably doesn’t speak as much as strike a pose in this sequel. No “Spice Girl” empowerment for her!”

    Kinda seems like Michael Bay learned his lesson, after MFox. She was a decent enough actress, & undeniably beautiful (at the time)… But she brought all the arrogance & demands of an ‘actress’ with her. Which of course resulted in her shooting herself in the foot & badmouthing Michael. With Rosey… she gets to run around as the token ‘hot chick’ who can’t act for beans, but will apeal to men & hold their short attention spans. Could be wrong, but I just don’t think this girl is smart enough to be a nuissance to the franchise as MFox was.

    @Alaska“Can’t believe the story about the DMV instructor passing her just because he thinks she’s hot. Thank God I don’t drive around in LA!”

    LA has been dropping the ball a lot lately. (a-la Lohan in more ways than one, & MGibson).