Jessica Biel says she owes career to her face and body

Jessica Biel is on the cover of next month’s GQ in Brittan, and looks absolutely amazing. As usual she won’t talk about longtime boyfriend Justin Timberlake. The two seem to have some sort of pact to never chat about each other. As a result I often forget that they’re even together, until one of the engagement rumors pops up.

Jessica admits that her looks have gotten her far in Hollywood; crediting them for getting her foot in the door. She doesn’t all-out say they trump her talent, but I can’t help but wonder if that’s what she’s getting at. She manages to say it in a way that is confident but certainly not overly-conceited.

Jessica Biel graces the cover of the UK edition of GQ in January. Inside she talks about Hollywood and her good looks, but won’t engage about boyfriend Justin Timberlake: “Justin Timberlake is the one part of my life that I own.”

On the movie world:
“I think it’s almost historical in Hollywood that there just aren’t so many good parts for women as they are for men. I think as long as you’re playing the wife or the girlfriend to the lead then you’re always playing second fiddle to the guys.”

On why she has a career in Hollywood:
“Your face and your body can get your foot in the door, obviously. And I’m thankful for that.”

[From GQ via Huffington Post]

Jessica really is a great beauty. The photographs emphasize how classically gorgeous she is. Though she and Justin have maintained a very private relationship, rumors obviously still get out about the two. According to In Touch, Jessica was recently seen looking through bridal magazines. Everyone seems to assume that she and Justin will get engaged soon, though something tells me if they do we’ll all be the last to know.

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  1. NotBlonde says:

    Finally someone who is honest about their looks and how that is really what got them where they are.

    I can’t stand it when actresses say “oh, I’m not very pretty” or “i used to be ugly” or “I don’t see myself as particularly beautiful”. Good lord. :roll:

    I’d rather have them all say “Yea, I’m pretty and really that is the reason why I’m in movies/television. People like looking at pretty people and if you aren’t that great of an actress, then being aesthetically pleasing is a major plus” then claim that they aren’t pretty or that that had nothing to do with them getting their foot in the door.

  2. Syko says:

    I’ve never thought of her as a great beauty. Sure, she looks good in the heavily doctored formal photos, but in candids you see of her, she’s no better looking than the girl next door. Glad she’s got all that self confidence, though. :roll:

  3. susie leigh says:

    A great beauty? Classically gorgeous? Really? I would have gone with “hiding her plainness in the shadows” and “straining to look female.”

  4. Kaiser says:

    Jealous of what, V? Her Adam’s apple? :lol:

    But seriously, she does look pretty in these pics. And the girl has a nice figure. It’s quite a strain to call her “classically gorgeous” though.

  5. susie leigh says:

    I’m jealous of that big ol’ ass, that’s true.

  6. I Choose Me says:

    I’m not a fan but she looks absotively stunning in these photos.

  7. Codzilla says:

    I agree with Syko. Jessica just doesn’t do it for me.

  8. Dingles says:

    Kate Winslet is a great beauty and classically gorgeous.

    This girl looks decent when she works out six days a week, puts on three inches of eye makeup and is photographed in very specific lighting.

    Big difference.

  9. Orangejulius says:

    Wow. I’m really surprised that people don’t think she’s gorgeous. I thought she was so beautiful in that movie about the magician. Amazing body,too.

  10. Christina says:

    she’s got a kickass body cuz of her big booty… but i’ve always felt like there’s something about her face that makes her look sort of unsexy… her face is sort of adorable… like a cute furry bunny or something… you wanna pinch her cheeks… but it lacks a certain sultryness… know what i mean?

  11. sassyspank says:


  12. KateNonymous says:

    I like her because she looks different. I wouldn’t call her a “classic beauty,” but I do think she’s attractive and striking.

  13. vdantev says:

    I keep hearing all this talk of the ‘solidarity of women’ and how you’re all sisters who support each other unlike us vile unwashed men, then I read comments about girls like Jessica Biel and laugh my ass off.

  14. Because I Say So says:

    Please. This girl is one step away from becoming a Jessica Simpson– that’s why she doesn’t talk about her relationship to Pipsqueak. She knows that she really has no acting ability and is trying to make herself seem legitimate by steering clear of her way more famous better half.

  15. daisy424 says:

    Have faith Dante, I think she’s hot and yeah, I’d do her. 8)

  16. MSat says:

    She is a pretty girl with a great, athletic figure, but what is this “career” she speaks of? Aside from 7th Heaven, which nobody watched, and that Blade movie she was in for 5 minutes, I can’t think of a single thing she’s been in. And the things I have seen her in, she was awful! Maybe she’ll prove me wrong someday and have a breakout role…but I doubt it. She’s lucky she’s so good looking, because otherwise she’d be waitressing or something.

  17. gaby says:

    uhh maybe just your body jessica

  18. Tina says:

    She kind of looks like a young Sophia Loren in these photos.

  19. Christina says:

    dante, just cuz you’re female doesn’t mean that you can’t genuinely think another female is unattractive…

    and just because you think another female is unnattractive, doesn’t mean you don’t love your sisters…

    it seems like a girl can’t have an opinion about another female, be genuinely pissed off or voice a feminist concern without being called a jealous b**, accused of being on the rag or be accused ob being bitter cuz some guy jerked you around…

    THAT is what’s sexist, not women expressing opinions… and frankly, i’m sick of it… :evil:

  20. Christina says:

    but i do agree, the fact that we’re even commenting on her beauty is ludicrous… however, we’ve been brainwashed… 90% of celebrity gossip is about who gained weight, who lost it, who has new hair color, who’s using what product… etc etc…

    so yeah, it’s a common activity to disparage people’s looks, especially women’s… but we really should be working toward changing that…

    i bet if men had to look at as many naked/scantily clad/sexualized images of men as women have to look at of other women, they’d probably go nuts…

  21. abbizmal says:

    She’s pretty. I wish I had that booty. Lucky girl. I’d hit it. See, not all females talk smack about the others. Except for Madonna. *twitch* Madonna bashing is fun. But Jessica is a pretty girl, in my opinion.

  22. RAN says:

    She’s beautiful in these photos, but I agree with Syko and others… average face, excellent body. Never did get the fascination with her either.

  23. C says:

    I second that RAN- and others. She’s always looked like singer Carly Simon to me. She’s not a classic beauty, but she’s cute enough I guess and has a really nice body.

    Oh and to MSat;
    I’m not sure where you live, but I’ve seen much prettier waitresses than her-(Jessica Biel)before. :o

  24. Di says:

    I think she’s a beautiful woman, but an awful actress. She needs to skip a day at the gym and go see acting coach. Talentless, but I think she sounds like a very nice person.

  25. devilgirl says:

    She doesn’t have much of a career, so what is she trying to really say?

  26. Christina X says:

    I think she’s kind of pretty.

    She comes off as a little bit conceited, but it sure beats the hell out of the faux humility you see from most young starlets.

    “Like oh my god, I’m so not sexy. My legs grow hair!” type women are annoying, and so are the ones who take their clothes off for FHM articles and then complain about their body image in Vanity Fair.

    Because you’re certainly not turning down the lingerie photoshoot in Maxim, huh? Why, I’m sure you just can’t handle such scrutiny!

    I digress. At least she’s not fishing for compliments, which is the fashionable thing to do lately.

    Although I really don’t understand why any celebrity for that matter is somehow placed as on some sort of pedestal of unattainable beauty. There are some beautiful celebrities out there, but…they aren’t genetically superior to anyone non-famous.

    It’s an expensive and tedious standard, but it isn’t a superhuman standard. Hell, I think if most people I know spent as much emphasis on their appearance as the famous do, they’d be as beautiful.

  27. Granger says:

    Agree with Christina X. Professional hair and make-up, regular facials (and sundry spa treatments), pricey creams and lotions, and spending hours at the gym every week can make anyone look beautiful! Yes, there are some Hollywood actresses that are quite stunning, but most wouldn’t catch your eye at the grocery store if they weren’t wealthy and used to a certain level of pampering.

    I think Biel is quite beautiful, myself. She doesn’t deserve all this attention, though, because her acting is mediocre at best!

  28. MonicaBee says:

    I think she has a beautiful body, but I’ve never thought she had an attractive face. I think she resembles Amy Winehouse in these pictures…

    My boyfriend likes to say that I’m “jealous” of Jessica Biel. I guess because I don’t think she’s “hot”. :roll: I give credit where it’s due to beautiful women. I just don’t think it’s due here. :lol:

  29. jenny says:

    at least she know that
    and in my opinion she’s not that much.. there’s a lot of woman more beautiful that her out there.

  30. Dan says:

    just to pick up on christina’s point-its amazing how women are accused of being jealous if they disagree about another woman (not just about looks either) but when guys make comments about how guys look gay and should put some clothes on no one bats an eyelid. and yeh i’m a guy but i don’t believe in double standards.

  31. Kaiser says:

    Hmm… why did V’s “jealous bitches” comment get deleted? I thought it was funny!

    Re: Feminism, rah-rah solidarity. The real feminism is women making their own choices for themselves in every aspect of their lives. Even the choice to think Biel’s kind of “meh”. :lol:

  32. ff says:

    She’s cute. She can act. And what she said is true of all actresses – they all have to conform to a certain aesthetic to get noticed and so on.

    Loved her singing Mad About The Boy in Easy Virtue. She was way better than I expected.

  33. IMO says:

    First I thougt this was an ugly picture of Eva Langoria.

    Nicole Kidman is beautiful. Halle Berry is beautiful.

    This girl cannot claim to be a beauty.

    Actually, this is the first time her body seemed feminine. Usually she seems to have small boobs and a big behind and a very masculine physique.