Rosie Huntington-Whitely: “My career is self-indulgent. It’s all about me”

Rosie Huntington-Whitely

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley covers the September issue of Elle UK in a Dolce & Gabbana jumpsuit that would probably look a lot better on a spring cover. But I get it — she’s Rosie, so she’s in full bloom, right? As for the interview, well, Rosie’s got a history of saying weird things in interviews, such as all of that “mood lips” business and talk of just being a farm girl because her family raised a few chickens when she was a girl.

While I don’t dislike Rosie, I think she does suffer a few delusions of grandeur in regard to acting, which have been facilitated by learning how to arch her back just right for Michael Bay in that latest Transformers movie. The last we heard about Rosie’s acting career, she was mulling over all of her countless offers and waiting for the right script. I think she really wanted to prove some indie cred, but now she’s currently filming Mad Max: Fury Road with Tom Hardy (sorry, Kaiser) and Charlize Theron. So yeah, Rosie’s totally going to be an action babe. She’s also looking towards the future with motherhood on the brain and talks about her new panty line. Panty line, get it?

Rosie Huntington-Whitely

She wants babies with Jason Statham: “I always see myself working, but definitely being a mum will be a big part of me. Look, I think my career is very self-indulgent. It’s all about me. I’m not a doctor, I’m not looking after people, I’m not saving children. I’m in the entertainment business. I’m a model. I’m an actress. So it is very self-involved. I think there is naturally a point where you think, ‘I don’t care about myself as number one any more.’ I want to care about other things.”

Starting out was difficult: “I wasn’t quite tall enough either and I hated it to be honest. There was no individuality, no opportunity to be individuals. I think that people forget you’re human and you just become an object. [In New York] I was constantly reminded that I wasn’t right wherever I went and that was difficult because I’d come from a place where it didn’t matter. For any young girl to be told they’re not good enough, every day, wherever they go.”

Why she stuck with it: “I don’t know, I just had this thing, that this was where I was going, this was the opportunity that life had presented me with. This was my destiny and I wasn’t going to just pack it all in because these people gave me a hard time – and that’s still my attitude now.”

On her new bra & panties line: “I’ve wanted to design ever since I can remember and I fell into modelling through wanting to design and then, through my modelling career I modelled a lot of lingerie. My top goal is for it to be accessible and appealing to everybody, I didn’t design it for just me.”

[From Elle UK]

Well, I give Rosie credit for acknowledging that she’s not saving the world as a model because at least she understands that entertainers aren’t of the utmost importance. I wish that more models and actors would admit that what they do really is only meant to amuse us and isn’t worthy of all the praise in the world. At the same time, I can appreciate how Gisele Bundchen hasn’t fancied herself an actress like Rosie seems to do. But I guess I can’t have everything from one person.

Here’s a bit of a sneak peek at one of Rosie’s bra designs for high-street chain Marks &; Spencer. Um, it’s a bra? That’s all I have to say here.

Rosie Huntington-Whitely

Rosie Huntington-Whitely

Photos courtesy of Elle

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  1. paola says:

    I’d kill for her legs.. no wait..i want her body! not bothered about the head though.

  2. marie says:

    all I feel is meh..

    • smith says:

      Legs for days, but when I look at her, I feel oddly let down.

      Maybe it’s the dead behind the eyes look.

      Maybe it’s the no smarter than a box of hair behind the eyes look.

      I can’t even get it up for her and Jason S. I’m sure they’re a hot couple but mostly the whole thing just puts me to zzzzzz …

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  3. RobN says:

    I find her kind of creepy looking, but I do like her attitude. She built a big career but isn’t fooling herself about what it is.

  4. Maya says:

    Her legs are unbelievable.

  5. itstrue says:

    She’s got a whole lotta neck.

  6. Jenna says:

    Whatever Rosie, just don’t kill my new lady boner for Hardy.

  7. Lipsy says:

    Gisele tried to act… thank god she stopped.

  8. Meadowlark says:

    I don’t know, I’ve always liked her for some reason. I find her very endearing. And I like her bizarre look!

  9. Cait says:

    Let’s be honest. She’s not nearly as horrible as Cindy Crawford at the back arching.

    I STILL have nightmares about “Fair Game.”

  10. mewmow says:

    I feel lost here. 🙁 Seriously have no idea who she is…….

  11. Jules says:

    Yuk, her face.

  12. Turtle Dove says:

    Gisele did two movies, as did Rosie. But I think that a lot of models are using the Gisele blueprint to try and be successful. Gisele had the famous actor boyfriend and is now glamorously paired with Tom. Gisele is a great model, but she “branded” herself. She sold a lifestyle – hers – and that has worked out very well for her. She has the facial line, lingerie, sandals, etc. Plus, she keeps it all in the family – lawyer sister, business manager sister, etc.

    Sorry to make this post about Gisele, but as sweet as Rosie seems and she’s done really well as a model (top of the game), she’ll never hit Gisele’s heights.

  13. MW says:

    The title of this article was misleadingly taken out of context. Rosie H-W sounds like a pretty realistic person, if you ask me.

  14. Jacq says:

    The reason she was in Transformers is because she can’t act. Just look at Meghan Fox. Action girls have great figures and… great figures. Can’t think of anyone other than Jolie who has made a successful jump.

    The shoes in the last pic are my fave of anything she’s modeling in this shoot.

  15. Viv says:

    Sorry but every time I see her I think Weird Alien from Mars.
    Is she wearing a tea cosy as shorts?

  16. TheOneAndOnly says:

    First, at least a model is on the cover of a fashion mag unlike here in the US; second, rosie may not be a mensa candidate but she’s not all dumb as a door post; third, what’s the chance that truly moronic narcissists like Madonna and Beyonce would ever admit they are not polymath Aphrodites but just grossly overpaid entertainers – nothing more.

  17. Hanna says:

    Her legs are to die for!!! As for her brain? hmm…

  18. Anne says:

    Rosie a supermodel? Hahaha, wish they’d stop misusing terms like these. Her only claims to fame are Victoria’s Secret and Burberry and that crappy Transformers movie, even Tyra Banks is more of supermodel.
    Just meh. Generic girl with a banging body. Her attitude is refreshing, though she seems like an airhead, looking at past interviews.

  19. poppy says:

    huvane will have her ego as huge as goop’s in no time.

  20. Lizzy says:

    See, now this article actually makes me a fan of hers.

    Doesn’t mean I’m gonna go watch a transformers movie or anything, but at least she’s not one of those self-centered and delusional celebs (Madonna, Goop, etc) who think they’re actually useful or important.

  21. Ava says:

    “I’m an actress.” Ahahahahahah! Hopefully I won’t be made to eat my words but seriously!

  22. Kosmos says:

    She makes a great model, but hopefully, she will not make it in the movie world…my take on her has always been that she’s deep into her superficial self and really hasn’t got much talent. She has to depend entirely on her looks to get a role, but how long can that go on with no real talent?

  23. Chicagogurl17 says:

    Is her neck bigger than her thigh? Ugh.

  24. Becky1 says:

    I think it’s very refreshing that she understands that her job really isn’t very important in the grand scheme of things-it shows that she’s somewhat intelligent and has some perspective. Good for her!