Jessica Biel covers W Magazine: “I never identified with girls”

Jessica Biel covers the April issue of W Magazine. There’s some debate on some of the fashion sites as to why exactly Biel deserved the cover – technically, she’s doing some early promotion for the reboot/remake of Total Recall, which doesn’t come out until August. So what is Biel really promoting? Could it be her engagement to Justin Timberlake? The timing of the cover fits – she gets engaged over Christmas, and her publicist is able to arrange this cover shoot within weeks, which Biel likely did in February. So, basically, Biel is just going to be known as Justin Timberlake’s fiancée/wife now. But she doesn’t mention Justin – which makes the short interview super-boring. You can see W Magazine’s slideshow here, and go here for the full W Magazine interview. Here are some highlights:

She’s a tomboy: “[The first movie I remember seeing was] The Goonies. I never identified with girls, and the cast was all boys. Girls were nervous about going into caves; they were scaredy-cats—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.”

She had 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 cool—they saw it as a form of self-expression.”

W Magazine: 7th Heaven was known for its wholesome, all-American, quasi-­religious message. The parents were literally and figuratively blond and blue-eyed. It always seemed to me that, physically, you looked like you belonged in another family.
Biel: Looking back I can see that, but at the time I literally didn’t care if I was the wrong race or wrong gender; I wanted that part. I wanted any part. And that show was fun. I was a basketball player who was going through all the stuff that a 14-year-old goes through, which is, as you know, completely psychotic.

She’s physical: “I’ve always been physical. I have no concept of what life is like without physical activity.”

Fighting with Kate Beckinsale in Total Recall: “Fun—so fun! Our fight scene isn’t overtly sexy: just two trained fighters who happen to be women kicking the sh-t out of each other. It could be two dudes, but we just happened to have long hair and boobs and…other things [laughs]… 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 sorry—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.”

She’s one of the few who cops to living healthy: “I know. I think I need to destroy my reputation. This whole I’m outdoorsy, I’m really healthy—it’s too squeaky-clean [laughs]. That’s going to be my new thing: Go dark and unhealthy. It’s time to be very, very bad.”

[From W Magazine]

Does anyone else think it’s funny that Biel still gets questions about 7th Heaven? Lots of actresses get their start on TV shows, and lots of actresses outgrow it. Biel is more than a decade removed from 7th Heaven, but it’s still one of the things that most people know about her: she did a churchy TV show and she’s with Justin Timberlake. Here’s a real question: if she was open to it, do you think Jessica Biel would find renewed career success in television? I have my doubts. But it doesn’t matter – I don’t think she would ever go back to TV. She’s hellbent on making this film career work.

Photos courtesy of W Magazine’s slideshow.

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  1. Green_Eyes says:

    Photo shopped to death… So bored w/ it…

  2. BK says:

    There’s no doubt she is a stunner. It is sort of sad that she’s had some of those emotional insecurities that seem to be a part of the Hollywood scene. It seems that growing up in Hollywood, living the life of a child actress and trying to evolve into a mature actress, can be a pretty difficult thing. I hope she is able to come to terms with all of that and have a successful relationship with Justin.

    Hopefully they will mature together and grow together and end up being happy as a couple.

  3. proth says:

    very beautiful.
    that is all.

  4. WTF says:

    That really annoys me when women talk about how they can’t get along with other women. So basically you are saying that you don’t identify with your own gender, which also happens to be half the people on the planet.
    I think some women do it to seem cool. It’s pathetic

    • mel says:

      I agree with you a 100%. It immediately makes me suspicious…like women are uncool..which is why you never really see her with other women – otherwise “friends”. Also…she was really funny when she helped Kutcher do a prank on that MTV show of his…too bad she can’t be more like that…

      • flan says:

        Exactly, women who say things like “I’m really one of the guys” are among the dumbest.

        A) the guys don’t see you as such (they really don’t, keep dreaming if you think they do)
        B) you only drag yourself down by trying to distance yourself from them by saying how much you dislike them

        But, Jessica, since you love to identify with guys; why don’t you identify with your cheating just-not-that-into you boyfriend?

        I’m sure he respects you lots, dumbass.

      • Snow says:

        Word. Also, last time I checked, courage isn’t exclusive to people with penises.

    • tifygodess24 says:

      I was thinking exactly the same thing!! I find that women diss other women and say how they don’t relate to other women to seem like they are above it all and to make themselves seem more relatable and attractive to men. We all have those friends who pull that out especially in front of a new guy.

      • Agnes says:

        couldn’t agree more with you. and then some of these women whine about having no female friends. can’t have it both way, hon. :)

      • Destiny says:

        I’m one of those women, but it has nothing to do with attracting men. I have just always had unpleasant interactions with other women, and to be honest, I have little to nothing in common with them. I also really hate the way that most women are always trying to outdo each other. It’s a competition and there’s always jealousy, snide little comments and backstabbing…ALWAYS. Why would I want to be “friends” with someone who does that? Sounds more like an enemy to me, and I just don’t have the desire for that kind of drama and nonsense in my life.

        I’m sure there are nice women that I could be friends with, I am by no means saying that every women on the planet is an evil monster but in my personal experiences, 99% of them have been and that doesn’t make me want to go out and make female friends, ya know?

        Also, women sadly do not have any type of “code” like men do. Women seem to actually enjoy hurting their supposed friends, there is no solidarity, sisterhood or anything like what men have. There is also too much “what did you mean by THAT??” kind of pseudo-offended nonsense going on, and I think I am too Aspergers to even bother with it, lol. I don’t think I’m a bad person (not a cheater, NEVER EVER slept with someone else’s man, don’t talk behind people’s backs, don’t want to hurt anyone) but I guess I must be since I don’t have women friends. Oh well.

        PS- I don’t really like men either. I guess I pretty much want to be left alone by both sexes!

      • Jen says:

        @Destiny: Look, I understand what you’re saying, but you’re still just perpetuating the problem. So in YOUR experience, 99% of women have been horrible – ok, I’m not saying it hasn’t. But what makes YOUR experience so special that it can qualify as a generalization? That’s YOUR experience – my experience may have been the opposite. So who’s right? No one, obviously. That’s why you shouldn’t go around generalizing that ALL women are like this or like that (just to clarify: not saying that YOU are doing that, but that’s what most of the complaints here are about… and that’s what Biel is doing here, as well).

        As for women not having a code – wow, I just feel sorry for you for not meeting any REAL women. Me and my girlfriends have a code that is 10x stronger than our guy friends… because we girls can actually talk about “lame” things like our feelings and emotions and therefore be HONEST with each other, which, regardless of what kind of “code” they may have, men very rarely do. Men are just socialized to not emote, just be “rational” and not display their feelings. But we women seem to get away with doing that and are therefore able to be more honest with each other.

        There is NOTHING in this world like having a good girl friend. And if you honestly haven’t met a good woman to be your friend yet, you really need to sit down and figure out WHY. Instead of everyone else being the problem, maybe you just attract people like that for some reason? Maybe you’re too nice and people tend to take advantage of you? Maybe it’s not the outside world, but yourself that you should be more critical of. And even if you think there is no problem with you, great! You just haven’t met the right woman friend yet, big deal.

        I find it so offensive with these blanket statements about ALL women (yeah, all 3.5 billion of them, right) being “bitchy” and “gossipy.” Most of the time these comments come from women themselves. It’s pathetic. Just because you have had bad experiences, doesn’t give you the right to judge everyone else’s life by making lame blanket statements. And to women like Scarlet Vixen below, acknowledging the fact that you’re making a generalization doesn’t make the fact that you’re still MAKING a generalization any better. The point is – stop generalizing! Yes stereotypes come from somewhere, but just because there is truth IN a statement, it does not make the statement ITSELF true. Jeez Louise. How do you expect women to have a “code” when you can’t even say anything nice about your own gender yourself? Clearly you’re the problem! How often do you hear men saying “Oh yeahhhh, men are such jerks! What assholes”? Please. Get over yourself.

    • MJ says:

      I used to say that when I was a teenager. Then I grew up and now I have a bunch of really awesome girlfriends.

      Also, the entire cast of Goonies was not male! What about Andy and Stef?

      • Annie says:

        I think there is allot of self fulfilled prophecy happening here…women who make these sort of proclamations attract what sustains their notions wether they cop to it or not!!
        I have some beautiful friendships because I was open to believing in them… My bestest friend in the world was the women that dated my long-term ( of eight years) boyfriend right after we broke up…If I had made the assumptions you make, I would have missed the most, supportive, unselfish enriching friendship ever…all over ego. She was also willing to take a risk and trust that I was worth it…thank god!!
        I think relationships are a result of what you put in to them and what you attract…if you’res are lacking…look in the mirror.

    • lame says:

      Yeah, really lame to talk about not relating to other women. Does she think that sets her apart as a modern, successful woman in a good way? It just sounds very high school and trying-to-be-different in a dumb way. Oh, so beheading Barbie dolls and watching Goonies helps to illustrate how you’re diff from other women?? If so, she’s definitely not someone I would ever want to relate to. What a loser.

    • Lee says:

      Agreed. Trying to appear “cool” by dissing your own gender is definitely not cool. Frankly, it makes her seem unintelligent and pathetic. I suppose that is unsurprising in someone who has developed an image as a doormat for men (well, one man in particular).

      • Jordan says:

        I totally agree with you. It’s common for men to belittle women, but when women belittle their own gender, it makes me furious. There’s nothing wrong with being female. I also hate when people act like her being a doormat paid off because she got a ring. There’s something seriously unstable about this girl. She is the real life Bella Swan (but with worse personality).

    • Scarlet Vixen says:

      *meekly raises her hand* I kinda understand what she’s saying. I’ve never really had alot of female friends, either. Maybe I just happen to find the wrong ones, but I’ve found most females to be more high maintenance then males. I don’t mind talking about gossip, makeup and boys occasionally. But I’d rather talk about sports, books, and other ‘guy’ stuff. Guys don’t talk about feelings and relationships, which I find refreshing. And, I’m also guilty of this, but women can get pretty bitchy and hormonal. The company I work for (a large public library system) is about 90% female, and it can drive me nuts. Get a large room of women together and they can get so…catty. Also, if you and a man have a disagreement it’s no big deal–they get over it pretty easily. Women often take things more personally, hold a grudge, and talk about it to you and other friends ad nauseum if you don’t apologize properly. I’m aware that these are all generalizations and there are always exceptions. And I do have some great female friends, some I’ve had for over 15-25yrs. But, for the most part I’ve always preferred the company of men. Maybe it’s just laziness on my part, but men just seem ‘easier’ to get along with.

      I don’t feel like I’m ‘dissing’ my own gender. I don’t see anything wrong with identifying with or enjoying the company of one gender, social group, profession, geographic region, etc.

      • Jordan says:

        Why can’t people say, such and such is my personality, regardless of whether the traits are associated with men or women? It makes it seem like only traits associated with men are good ones. Yes, you are being lazy about trying to find a new job if literally all of the women are b1tches. I have never worked at a place like that. Is there maybe 1 or 2 b1tches? Sure, just like there’s always 1 or 2 male d0uches.

      • flan says:

        You’ve met the wrong women, or something is wrong with your own attitude towards them (calling women catty, while you would call a man who says the same things assertive)).

        In the end it’s best to rely on female friends, because the male ones generally feel more entitled to things from you (attention, admiration, help etc) than they think they should give. This because somewhere society’s voice has seeped into them convincing them men > women.

        And if you think men don’t hold a grudge after they get in an argument with a woman… ha!

        Unless you consider a fight with them something like: “Could you maybe perhaps please not do this again? I mean if you don’t mind. Don’t take it the wrong way, please. We’re still okay, right?” and he magnanimously nods his head.

      • michkabibbles says:

        i’m sorry, but books are “guy stuff”? women talk about gossip and makeup? that’s one of the grossest thing’s i’ve ever heard. it’s like you’re from the 50s. i’m a librarian with 20+ years experience, i’m into hockey, football and baseball, and yes i’m a woman. and all my friends are more or less the same. into sports and, gasp! books, too! you’re doing nothing but perpetuating stereotypes about your own gender that the rest of us try to get away from. i work with a predominantly female work force as well, and i’ve never noticed big swinging hormonal changes like you’ve stated.

      • Awkward Yellow Balloon says:

        Yes, you are “dissing” your gender, because it´s very sexist what you say. And you act like sex and gender separates men and women into two homogenous groups where every man is exact same and every woman is same as every other woman which is bullsh*t

      • Scarlet Vixen says:

        Wow, this is exactly what I was talking about. “You said some women can be catty! You’re gross! How dare you! I’m SO offended.” I fully admitted that some of the things I stated were generalizations. Some of you also seriously misread what I wrote (good job paying attention). If some of you don’t want to admit that some stereotypes exist for a reason, that’s fine. However, there are good and bad traits that tend to be intrinsically ‘guy vs chick’ traits. For one, women very much tend to focus more on emotions than men. That can be a great thing–I think it makes me a great mom, and helps me empathize with others. But, it can also go to the extreme–women often tend to be more ‘hurt’ by things. Men often don’t care as much about emotions–they often don’t care if you ‘hurt their feelings’. Conversely, they also don’t often care if they hurt other’s feelings, either. Yes, there are many, many women who like sports. But, what percentage of women do you think like talking about sports vs percentage of men? How many women do you think read books on military history vs men? How many women work on cars and carpentry vs men? Of course there are women who do all of these things. But you have to admit that the percentages of each gender are not the same. Just as some men like reading Nicholas Sparks, clothes shopping, and don’t like sports. I NEVER said, “ALL women are bitches who like makeup and hate sports and ALL men are the total opposite”. Geesh, people.

        @Jordan: I never said I was ‘lazy’ because I’m not getting a new job. I also never said all the women I work with are bitches. I don’t even know where you got that stuff…I said perhaps I was lazy for sometimes thinking friendships with men were ‘easier’ than friendships with women. I love my job, and for the most part enjoy my coworkers. But, after over 14yrs in the military, and also various jobs in the civilian world, I have found that working in a company of 285 people, 90% of which are women, things crop up occasionally that I’ve never encountered anywhere else. Business decision such as cutting funding for one librarian’s programming brainchild over another’s can be taken very personally. Promotions can be taken very personally, and I’ve heard alot of–yes, cattiness, bitchiness, snottines, whatever you choose to call it.

        And, yes, some women have hormonal-based mood swings. *gasp* How many ads have you seen for PMDD, or for birth control pills that can help with mood swings? I specifically said that I’m personally deal with such things. For example, the four days before my period I am extremely sensitive and weepy. It’s physiological people–not an insult. Again, I never said ALL women do. But it’s certainly not uncommon.

        @Flan: I also never claimed that a man is “assertive” for saying the same this as a woman would be “catty” for saying. I think no such thing. There are men out there that can be assholes. That’s for damn sure. I’ve met more than my share. But, I have also met more than my share of women who can be assholes. I have met people of both genders that I didn’t like and choose not to be friends with. Hell, some men I’ve chosen not to be friends with because they were too moody and emotionally clingy. My point merely was that thru my personal experiences I have found friendships with men to usually be easier and more gratifying. I have some wonderful female friends, and some wonderful male friends. I was simply making personal observations based on roughly 30yrs of experience.

        @Awkward Yellow Balloon: Um…I never acted like any such thing. But, to act like there’s absolutely ZERO difference between two genders and to try and claim that every single female and every single male is exactly the same is absurd. Posters on this website–and this thread for that matter–have made plenty of sterotype based comments about men, as well. Is that ok? I’m not saying either gender is cut and dry, or that either gender is in any way superior to other. You are all welcome to disagree. But I ask that you please read people’s posts better before attacking.

      • Awkward Yellow Balloon says:

        That is NOT what I say. I think that there is no such thing as a homogeneity AT ALL! Men and Women are not alike but women and other women are not alike as well (same for men). But all you do is chewing the same stereotypes over again, try to classify what makes a female and what not. Althoug you claim yourself to be soooo diffrent. Guess what: we all are diffrent, male or female that what´s make us unique.

        Saying that there is gender oder sex based homogeneity ist like saying all french people or all italians are the same.

        And it´s not that I don´t dislike some women. But I do it because I dislike their characters or someting, not women in general… because they have vaginas.

      • Sarah says:

        Holy internalized misogyny Batman

      • Medusa says:

        I used to think exactly like you… until I realized I was a raging misogynist. It’s nothing more than self-hate when it comes down to it, and the sad thing is that most women like this never realize it… and thats A LOT of women who think like that.

        And yes, I read your comments the whole way through. I hope someday you will grow up.

      • LAK says:

        @scarlet vixen – i get your point. And i agree whole heartedly.

        ‘ducks under cover!’

      • tifygodess24 says:

        Let me guess your military service was in the Navy?

      • Rhea says:

        But sometimes it’s about finding the right person to be your girlfriend. I think like Destiny or Scarlet Vixen, perhaps the environment around them makes them hard to find a real friend to connect. And unfortunately, sometimes there are a lot of things to consider before you can move to a new place just so you can find a new friend.

        Example, I have a group of real close girlfriend before I moved abroad. With time difference and such, it’s hard to even find a perfect time to make a phone call right away when there’s a problem unlike before when you could just hang out right after work.

        In this new place, I couldn’t find a girlfriend that click with me. Most of them don’t understand my hobbies or understand my way of thinking since I am a foreigner with a different culture. Sure, I go out with them sometimes but I just couldn’t share my secret and problem like before.

        I do not want to force my self to change just so I could fit with them. I do find that male is easier to be friend with since I am not a girlie type (that’s what my male friends all said) BUT I do not wish to go hang out with them for my hubby would get jealous and also, no matter how close it’s just not the same like having a girlfriend.

        There are things that only girls can relate

        Hope I could one day find a real girlfriend in this new place…

      • Hollz says:

        Thank you!
        Jessica doesn’t mean to insult women, IMO, as most commenters seem to be taking it.

      • lu says:

        @Scarlet Vixen I totally understand you. I don’t get why some women are so offended and attack you for stating your experiences with other women. We do not hate all women, but they seem to think that’s what we are saying.

        There are others who feel the same as you Scarlet and I find it easiest to be friends with them. Many women go through life without meeting women with compatible personalities, interests etc and make few friends. Perhaps we are just choosier than others.

        As for the work aspect, there is nothing worse than being in an office with people who you have nothing in common with. Not being interested in gossiping, bitching or talking about diets, children, home furnishings etc (my non-interests) all day, every day makes working there very frustrating.

      • Nina says:

        Seriously the women who say this generally are their own special kind of catty and bitchy. And they seem to think that they are somehow special and above it all. I think I’m not very catty and i see the catty in some women, but I never say I don’t get along with other women simply because of them suck. Some guys suck too. Lol

    • kira says:

      Wait–she’s talking about herself as a kid and watching a 1980′s movie. She didn’t identify with the girls in the movie because they always seemed scared, and the boys seemed to be having adventures and more fun.

      I don’t think she’s saying she dislikes all girls right now, and wants to be one of the boys, exactly? I think people are reading way too much into her comments…

      Some movies have those same gender stereotypes in them–I can remember being annoyed with how little of a role Kirsten Dunst had in Spiderman. All she does is scream, get rescued 20 times, and look pretty.

      If that’s Biel’s point, then I agree with her (it’s probably the only thing I agree with her on).

      • Becky1 says:

        I agree. In my understanding, Jessica was talking about her experience as a child-I really don’t think she was making a statement about not identifying with women as an adult. Actually, I remember reading an article not that long ago about how she and Jennifer Garner were good friends.

    • Awkward Yellow Balloon says:

      when i just red the title i just tought: “good for you ´cause no girl wants to identify with you either.”

      IMO it´s just plain stupid and boring to only want to be mrs justin timberlacke in life. Why doesn´t she want more? Why is all she cares about is how to please men? So frustraiting!

    • Elizabeth says:

      That comment caught my eye too! Saying she doesn’t identify with her own gender sounds to me like she looks down on women, thinks they’re weak (“scaredy cats”?). I can see a young woman hearing bad comments about other woman (weak, bitchy, afraid) and wanting to distance herself from it. But in the end, that kind of behaviour just distances her from her own self and her real strengths as a woman. Don’t buy into the negative stereotype, Jess. Its a divide and conquer conspiracy.

    • reddmasters says:

      I agree 100%; this is a comment made by women that think they are above other women and somehow think that this little phrase will make them “one of the guys” and somehow more attractive to the guys. Get over yourself, JB!

  5. bisolar says:

    is it me or does her face look strange in the cover pic

  6. Lolaluvsu2 says:

    She should still get questions on 7th heaven. Honestly…that’s what she is known for. Besides being JT’s stalker.

  7. Greenraygirl says:

    That’s alright, my dear, it’s mutual. We girls have never identified with you.

  8. Marjalane says:

    I have a hard time copping to this nitwit being gorgeous; There’s something very manipulative and calculating about her- also I always get this, “I am modeling” or “I am acting” obviousness from her. (The same obviousness I get from her dorky fiance…)

    • jc126 says:

      Yes to everything you said. Very calculating. Plus she has no evident talent.

      My opinion: Know why she doesn’t identify with girls? Not because she’s a tomboy, but because she’s the type of woman who HAS to be attached to a man, preferably a man with money and influence. She’s not independent, she’s pathetic, a barnacle. Otherwise why tolerate JT’s cheating?

  9. Leikyn says:

    Pretty and useless. Personally I have never seen the appeal in Justin Timberlake. He has always reminded me of Screech in “Saved By The Bell”.

  10. Memory27 says:

    She has an amazing body but she has a fugly manly face.

  11. Incredulous says:

    Their fight scene is going to be horrible barn-door swings and stupid high kicks.

    In completely unrelated news, I saw Immortals last night and it rocked. Nearly good everything and Henry Cavill looked like a man rather than an overly muscular teenage boy.

    Also, Stephen Dorff out of nowhere.

  12. Chatcat says:

    I am sorry, she has a great body but I don’t think she has an attractive face or “look”. I asked my boys (24, 21 and 17) what they thought of her recently when “they” were on the news and none of them found her attractive. The 21 year old said “lots of girls have great bodies but you look in their face more then their bodies so you better pick the eyes and soul before the bod” I think he is onto something!

  13. brin says:

    Did anyone see the blind item about a celeb couple who were just together for pr but she is now pregnant (they were going to break up….now up in air)?
    Most guesses were her and JT.
    But I was thinking Blake & Ryan or Eva and Ryan G as well.

  14. francesca says:

    I have always felt that she thinks she is prettier than the rest of the world does. Like I can imagine what she sees in the mirror, but that is not how she appears to anyone else. Her face does nothing for me.

  15. Shontay says:

    She’s got an Eva Mendes thing going on here and that’s not a compliment coming from me. I dig the cover, though.

  16. BK says:

    I really don’t understand all the hate.

    So she’s awkward and insecure. It doesn’t mean she is a bad person.

    She wants to continue acting, and she’s trying very hard to find her place in the industry, but she’s struggling.

    Perhaps because she doesn’t have a good sense of who she really is and who she wants to be.

    She’s not a drinker, she’s not a drugger, she doesn’t make outrageous political statements, but somehow people just want to hate on her anyway.

    Give the kid a break – live and let live. She really doesn’t seem like a bad person. Just one that is growing up the hard way in the strange land of Hollywood.

    • blah says:

      The only thing I know about her is that I was told she had bad skin? And who knows, maybe the person who told me confused her with Jessica Alba. I don’t differentiate her from any other actress really, but that could be why people hate on her. Nothing really noteworthy about her asides from beauty?

    • Duh says:

      She’s not a kid, and she should have already grown up. She’s 30 years old!

    • angie says:

      I understand why a lot of people don’t like her (I’m not a fan too but I don’t hate her, either). think it’s because of several things she said in interviews. She doesn’t really sound very humble and she is quite whiny or ungrateful (she posed nude to break her contract when she was on the tv show in order to be a movie star. Like Tv is beneath her, same with Jessica Alba ). She never really shone in a brealthrough role or been in a good movie. She is not considered a great actress, a lot of people think she is plain and very average. But the way she talks it’s like hollywood is ignoring the wonderful talent she is, She says her beauty is the problem (because Portman and Kunis are not beautiful, you know), she talks about her oscar dreams and talks how she wants Meryl Streep/Cate Blanchett’s career (like it’s possible) while promoting a bad 3D movie where she plays an alien. She lists the movies roles she lost but she is not really modest about it as she doesn’t praise the others actress (and who are arguably better like Rachel Mcadams) but acts like she was robbed and it’s just not fair (and she could have done a better job). So, she sound to have a high opinion of herself or is not very self aware. When the truth is, she has to use her relationship with a famous singer to stay relevant in Hollywood. Because, I don’t think people would talk about her now if not for Justin since she doesn’t have a lot going on, career wise.

      So, no, she isn’t probably a bad person but it doesn’t seem like she has the best personnality either. Desperation is not attractive. Same for Blake Lively or Alba or Bosworth, they seems try hard (or hypocrite), and ready to go very far to make it in Hollywood. Actresses like Emma Stone, Mila Kunis, Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence and Carey Mulligan just seem more lovely, down to earth (and they can act).

    • Annie says:

      She made an infamous comment several years ago that the reason she wasn’t more successful and didn’t get the better parts was she was “too pretty”
      This attitude goes hand in hand with the above BS. It must be comforting to push all of your lack of success and poor relationships on this pathetic excuse.
      Perhaps she’s lacking…has this ever occurred to her??

  17. Hautie says:

    Didn’t Biel turn crazy the last couple years of her contract with 7th Heaven?

    The Biel decided she wanted to do movies and started doing sexually aggressive photo shoots? She wanted to be SEXY. And wanted off that show. And the show runners freaked out because of it? (Did I remember that wrong?)

    Anywho… she probably has had the chance to do another series. But like her BFF Jennifer Garner… they are determine to be **MOVIE STARS**.

    And neither one of them have been successful at the movie star thing. But most likely would be successful back in a TV series.

    • ab says:

      I remember that too, the drama when she was trying to get out of her 7th heaven contract. so I’m surprised that now she’s all like, “oh it was so much fun!”

      • BK says:

        Isn’t that sort of thing more on her parents than on her at the time?

        The put her into the business at a fairly early age and it would appear they didn’t do a very good job of preparing her for the life.

        She was confused and rebelled, but who hasn’t done stupid things at 16 or 17?

        But looking back, she has said that it was the people on the show that she remembers the most – how nice and endearing they were. She didn’t know what she had going for her at the time, but the fact that she now remembers it fondly should not be a shock.

  18. The Original Mia says:

    I love that she’s getting asked about 7th Heaven. Karma! She tried everything she could to get off that show & she did, but it’s still the only real accomplishment she has besides being linked to Timberlake.

    She should really get to know lip gloss and chapstick because she has the driest plumped lips.

  19. Len says:

    I have always gotten a lesbian-vibe from this girl. Anyone else have that?

  20. Rhiley says:

    Pop Sugar had the best pictures of Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake out and about last week. JB had on this horrid blue dress and the wind was a blowin’ so every shot was camel toe. A camel toe dress. I had never seen anything like it.

  21. BK says:

    I do have to admit, I’m not a fan of the ring design on her engagement ring. It’s a very odd looking thing – not one I’m used to seeing. But perhaps that was the point.

    So there, that’s my “bash” on her. That ring looks non-typical, hence, my discomfort…


  22. Jordan says:

    How many of us have heard women say they were tomboys when they were younger. It’s not as if Jessica was the only one in the world. So, she either needed new girlfriends to hang out with or she is socially inept and trying to cover it up or seem cool. The only reason I hate this engagement is that we are going to have Jessica dribble shoved down our throats. It the same stupid mess she always talks about. She has no personality and isn’t a movie star nor is she movie star material. Let it go, go back to TV, or get knock up and become a housewife. Just stop giving interviews!

  23. Shelly says:

    Yeah, I am not clear as to why she is on the cover of W either. Certainly not due to any of her own accomplishments, ahem. Unless snagging Justin is considered an accomplishment, which I guess it must be within those circles. I personally think he is disgusting.

  24. Kaye says:

    She looks like Jennifer Love Hewitt in some of these pictures.

  25. Dee Cee says:

    She’s not quite all there.. some vital, really happy was sacrificed,.. the fire burning inside is missing and she doesn’t care or need to find it.. she’s comfortably numb.

  26. MST says:

    I never thought this woman was all that pretty. I agree with posters that say she looks a little mannish. And she is NOT a good actress.

    If she wasn’t dating JT, would she be on the cover of W? I think not.

  27. bokchoi says:

    Dear Jessica:

  28. LIVEALOT says:

    idk but i like the styling of the first photo with the blazer. that’s all i got.

  29. Gretta says:

    I think she looks lovely in the photos. She’s a very pretty young woman. Hope she doesn’t do anything to ruin that although it appears she’s aging a bit in the eyes on other photos.

    Loved her in the movie “The Illusionist” – it was a great film except I think she had a bad break out and you can see a zit on the close ups near her mouth. I know, I know – petty stuff after all she’s human!

  30. Kellie says:

    @ Destiny, I think everyone should have a nice balance of energy. Personally, being around a bunch of females is like nails on a chalk board, but women should have at least one close girl friend. Men, should have at least one platonic female friend. Why? Becuse women know women, and most of the time male friends will let their guy friend walk the plank with crazy females and never say a word. That “code” men have tends to blur the lines of enabling.

  31. Happy21 says:

    The photos look great. I’m sure they are totally photoshopped though.

    She bugs me. She’s pretty enough but her mouth (lips, shape, whatever!) drives me crazy.

    And really she did an interview where she whined about not getting a bunch of parts. That is a joke. She just wants pity. Maybe she should seriously think about it and realize she didn’t get the parts because she cannot act!

    I’m not trying to hate and I don’t hate her but I’m just sayin’…

  32. I have both male and female friends. Really girly girl females don’t always seem to “get me” at first, eventually they realize that I’m actually girlier than they thought. Just because I hunt ghosts and travel through jungles and deserts in the name of anthropology doesn’t make me unfeminine.

  33. HotPockets says:

    What is sad to me is that women keep each other down, not men, whether it be in politics, the entertainment industry or just in the common work place. We work against each other, instead of being advocates for one another.

    I’ve always had a lot of female friends and it is because I work hard to change how women perceive me and one another. It is very important to have strong female relationships, because at the end of the day, we are our own worse enemies.

    For the girls who say that they cannot tolerate other women and find most females are caddy and cannot form relationships with them, you ARE part of the problem and only self perpetuate the existing problems and notions you have about female friendships. I can’t handle the kind of girls that claim to be one of the boys, you are not! Quit making excuses as to why you won’t befriend another woman, either you are insecure or very closed minded when it comes to forming new friendships, being one of the boys is just a crutch for those types.

    • Rhea says:

      But sometimes it’s about finding the right person to be your girlfriend. I think like Destiny or Scarlet Vixen, perhaps the environment around them makes them hard to find a real friend to connect. And unfortunately, sometimes there are a lot of things to consider before you can move to a new place just so you can find a new friend.

      Example, I have a group of real close girlfriend before I moved abroad. With time difference and such, it’s hard to even find a perfect time to make a phone call right away when there’s a problem unlike before when you could just hang out right after work.

      In this new place, I couldn’t find a girlfriend that click with me. Most of them don’t understand my hobbies or understand my way of thinking since I am a foreigner with a different culture. Sure, I go out with them sometimes but I just couldn’t share my secret and problem like before.

      I do not want to force my self to change just so I could fit with them. I do find that male is easier to be friend with since I am not a girlie type (that’s what my male friends all said) BUT I do not wish to go hang out with them for my hubby would get jealous :D and also, no matter how close it’s just not the same like having a girlfriend.

      There are things that only girls can relate ;)

      Hope I could one day find a real girlfriend in this new place…

      • Liberty says:

        First, to Rhea: I once left all my friends to go live and work overseas for 5 years. It was hard; I can relate to the time difference issues. I felt alone for a month–where were friends like mine? Then I decided to stop looking and just to get to know the people in my new country, asking about their lives, how to live well there, where to shop, fix a car, find a vet…women opened right up sharing advice and jokes and suddenly I had lovely fun new dear friends, who I still talk to weekly though I moved back to the US six years ago. Try it; you will find so much more in common than you may have expected. Remember people probably want to befriend you but are just trying to figure out a way to open a conversation. Ask about their lives, they’ll ask about yours, and soon you will feel at home with friends for those talks and laughs and secrets. My German friends and I still do coffee talk over the phone. Your new dear friends are just a few words away. Don’t feel sad and don’t give up! Women make wonderful friends (just like great male friends) everywhere. As people we all connect on the same things: food, wine, travel, horses, cars we love, shoes we wish we’d never bought, crazy relatives, loving or hating working out, stupid weather, where can you buy a certain book, find a good doctor, good tofu, would you live in a house sold by IKEA, did your mother spoil your brother? People are really the same everywhere at the core. You will be fine, you’ll see!

    • Liberty says:

      Yes.I have both female and male friends who are all different, as people are, and all dear and sweet and funny and serious and bitchy and quiet and loud and human, as people are, whatever the gender. We don’t agree on all things, we bond over great similarities or random things. Point is, they are people, raised by other people, within a vat of experiences. I know two women who are sort of “no women friends! Except for you, and you” and it happens that their mothers were the same: don’t trust or befriend women, they will cheat you and steal your man and your pearls and backstab you… So that may be an issue for others, who knows. It is sad because I see them get all “what did she mean by THAT?” if someone offers them sushi at a party. So maybe it becomes self-fulfilling prophecy that then supports this sort of gender racism. As for JB, it strikes me as sort of humorous that she beheaded Barbies, then became one…is clinging to cheat-y JT her way of jamming her head onto a brighter career bulb? Or did her agent say “here is how to seem unique this week?” now, this is when having girlfriends to talk to about her fiancé and work, heart to heart, no agent BS, would be nicer…

  34. Rachel() says:

    I liked her alright in this interview. 7th Heaven was one of the lamest shows ever. I completely respect that she doesn’t diss it, and seems grateful for the experience. Or maybe she’s too ditzy to realize that the show was really really bad??….Anyways, she won a couple of points with me. Even if she did pull that whole “I’m just one of the guys, girls are whiny!” man-pleasing tactic.

  35. Cerulean says:

    Her desperation is embarrassing sometimes. I’m embarrassed for her. I don’t think Justin is some big catch. He refuses to return to music where he belongs and she refuses to be a TV actor. Ok then. Two bad actors refusing any amount of self awareness.
    JT has the face of a mealy mouthed mama’s boy with no bone structure and shifty eyes.

  36. Day says:


    There is something so weird and “not right” with this girl. I don’t know what it is. A lot of stupid women become doormats for asshole men b/c they so desperately want to be married but are too impatient to wait for the real thing, so I know that’s not it. It is just….something.

  37. Marianne says:

    The Goonies was not an ALL boys cast. Yes, they dominated the film but let’s not forget Andie, Steph and even Mama. That part of the interview actually annoyed me.

  38. madpoe says:

    She’s always been physical?
    But yet she can hardly physically smile most of the time?
    And dammit it not even a photoshopped smile either?!

  39. Reece says:

    1. As previously stated, Martha Plimpton! That’s all.
    2. The BOYS didn’t want to go in the caves either. Only Mikey cuz he was determined to find the money to save the Goondocks. What cheapo BS remake was she watching?
    3. I used to dismantle, tattoo, & cross dress my Barbie & Ken. Creeped my mom out. HAHA! Memories…TMI?

  40. angie says:

    She could be lovely… if she wasn’t so desperate and try hard. She bugs me but I prefer her than the other Jessica. She seems nicer than Alba. But the two have high opinions of themselves and their “acting talents”.

    I wonder what kind of career she will have now? She never could compete with Portman, Hathway, Mcadams, Knightley, Blunt or Scarjo (HA). And now with the new crop of young actresses in Hollywood like Stone, Kunis, Mulligan, Lawrence, Wasikowska and Chastain… she done, right? Oh, yes, she will be the new hollywood wife like her best friend Jennifer Garner. That’s her new career, now.

  41. Anguishedcorn says:

    She is such a non-event for me… there’s nothing about her I find interesting.

  42. Kim says:

    Girls who dont identify with or have close girlfriends arent to be trusted. These are the girls who will be nice to your face while sleeping with your man.

    How can one not relate to their own sex?! It sounds like she cant relate to herself/has little self worth. I get having guy friends but not being able to relate to your own sex is just sad.

  43. Camille (The original) says:

    Its like looking at a piece of dry toast with this girl.

  44. Meanchick says:

    I think she’s absolutely beautiful. I hate how she pooches her lips sometimes to make them look bigger, but otherwise, she’s very pretty. I don’t like it when women who say “I don’t like, identify with or have female friends.” To me it’s just code for ‘I slept with boys who had girlfriends’ or ‘I want to be the center of attention, so I make sure I’m always the only girl in the group.’ Either way, it’s YOU, not other women.
    Men are just as silly and just as gossipy as some women are.

  45. Holden says:

    Meh. The last thing I remember her acting in was some horrible movie about a jet that could think on its own. I’ll pass.

  46. Tiffany says:

    Based on the comments section, I understand her preference for the company of males. Women are always hating on Jessical Biel for the most absurd things. I think it is soooooo over the top, picking a part what she says, making a big stink about nothing.

    She seems to be a healthy person who is down to earth and chill. People act like they would prefer a trainwreck or something.

    • Duh says:

      She is a train wreck! She defines herself by her man, only gets jobs b/c of her man, and pretends that she is above the paps and tabloids, while calling them at the same time. The first pic of the ring was exclusive from one photo agency, which in all likelihood is because they hired the photogs. Plus, those obvious poses at the Lakers game! I would almost feel sorry for her if she wasn’t so stupid and pathetic.

  47. cc23 says:

    So she thinks that doing an interview for a —women’s magazine— and saying that all girls are ‘scardey cats’ who she ‘never identified with’ is a good idea? When her entire career is based on PR (which hers is at this point). Like, save that sh!t for GQ/Esquire etc, ya know?

  48. janie says:

    Blah Blah F–king Blah

    She’s boring.

  49. skuddles says:

    GAH!! First the big engagement announcement, then the big rock… now the big ‘sexy’ photospread. Don’t think I’m going to survive the wedding hype…. can we please fast track this mess??? Get hitched at City Hall, cheat 12 seconds later, get a quickie divorce, give her a bazillion dollars, do a couple dull-as-dirt interviews, and then we’ll be all done with this nonsense. Please??

  50. Sugar says:

    I transformed my barbie head into a hot mess & stuck it on my car antenna
    I cherish my girlfriends-I lost my bestie guy friend when he had to go & fall in love. I think JB is pretty but vain & JT all I can say is I wonder if in person he is cute because to me he isn’t attractive @ all!
    I can be vain -snarky -bitchy-silly & my own worst enemy @ times. I am woman hear me bitch;)

  51. Brian says:

    I agree with everyone who thinks it’s ridiculous that she acts all holier-than-thou towards other women. It’s just stupid. As a male I DO understand though, when I was a teenager I had a lot of distrust and even self hate towards other guys because my dad neglected me as a child. I had no issues saying things to myself like “I’m not like other guys” and labeling them as dumb idiotic drones and uncivilized baboons who only care about sports & cars etc. When I moved to college though I met a few guys with similar interests as me and now theyre my closest friends and I feel a million times better about myself as a man by letting go of that disdain I had towards other guys. By stereotyping other guys as a teenager I was really hurting my own self image and alienating myself from some great potential friendships. I think some women who generalize other women probably have some kind of similar issue to what I used to have. You have to let it go though

  52. lease says:

    The Goonies is still my favourite movie from childhood.
    Who didn’t make their Barbies sex??
    I’m pretty girly, and no weirder than anyone else…

  53. Queen says:

    The only women who have problems with other women are very promiscious.