Sienna Miller digs ‘bookish’ dudes who are ‘borderline, you know, on the spectrum’


Sienna Miller covers the new issue of Porter Magazine, the summer issue. The photoshoot is nice and her hair looks especially good. When I see Sienna on the red carpet these days, I tend to think that a decade of hard-partying and sunbathing without SPF has caught up to her, but in this editorial, she looks sun-kissed and properly beachy. As for the interview… I don’t know you guys? I always think “Sienna has done a lot of growing up over the past five years.” And then I’ll read an interview with Sienna and I’ll realize “yeah, not so much.” She’s still pretty self-absorbed and… how do I say this? Like, Sienna is still stuck in a frame of mind where she’s a really big deal. Like, it’s always 2005 to Sienna. And the world sort of moved on? She’s not an It Girl anymore, I’m just saying. Some highlights:

On her ex-fiancé Jude Law: “We don’t see each other that much. I care about him enormously.”

Being an It Girl a decade ago: “Thank God I actually survived it. I watched that Amy Winehouse documentary and, not to compare myself, but there was footage that… it was a similar time, and you just lose your mind. I couldn’t cope but it’s resilience that kicked in. And no heroin addiction, thank God.”

She went into therapy: “I just got to a point where…I couldn’t dig myself out, I couldn’t make decisions, I felt pretty assaulted by life and not in control. I think as you get older you have to really cultivate your mind and have a deep understanding of self, otherwise you just become lonely and isolated and unsatisfied and unfulfilled, and however your perfect little life looks on paper, there will be a sense of unfulfillment if you haven’t explored the nature, the very depths of who you are… It’s terrifying but extraordinary. It’s 10 years of therapy in a week. I got back a week ago. It takes a while to settle. It’s focused on Freudian analysis, which is basically how behaviour patterns are all learned, how you can trace them all back to either parents or surrogates, then you kind of let go and examine who you would have been if you hadn’t taken on all these negative traits. There’s an immense amount of space in my head and there is no f—king noise in it for the first time. All that noise has just gone.”

She wants more children: “I would love more. I’m suddenly feeling very broody for more babies, and my daughter’s desperate to have a sibling.”

She digs intellectual dudes: “I like intelligence – it’s the only thing I’ve ever been attracted to. People who aren’t clever enough fall by the wayside. They’re a motley crew my ex-boyfriends, if you lined them up, it would be strange. I don’t care about that [looks], but you know, within limits… Someone staggeringly beautiful and thick is totally ugly to me. It sounds silly but I like bookish academics who are slightly odd, and borderline, you know, on the spectrum.”

[From The Standard]

It’s still crazy to me that within the span of a handful of years, she was on-again with Jude Law, dating Rhys Ifans and then the mistress to a still-married Balthazar Getty. Those men, are they pillars of intellect? I think Rhys Ifans is probably quite clever, but Jude Law and Balthy? Um, not really. I’m not saying Jude is an idiot, but considering he’s not smart enough to consistently wear protection, I wouldn’t call him a deep thinker. And of course Sienna describes her type as “borderline, you know, on the spectrum.” She thinks she’s being so cute, like guys on the autism spectrum are all bookish, eccentric hotties just dying to date neurotic former It Girls. And is it just me or was that comment about Amy Winehouse really unnecessary? Sienna’s all, “Me and Amy were like in the completely same situation but like I wasn’t a heroin addict, hahaha, JK LOLZ.”


Photos courtesy of Porter Magazine.

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  1. QQ says:

    On the Spectrum??! did this tasty bag of hairs really really said that ?!?!?! LMMFAO

    • Div says:

      She’s not very bright

      • blue banana says:

        why? because she’s into what america is basically promoting? Romanticizing the hot girl with bookish spectrum types has become a massive trend if ever i saw one… I say whatever it takes to bring awareness to different brain types- bring it on.

    • Div says:

      @blue banana
      She phrased it in a fairly insensitive way

      • Starkiller says:

        Are you people seriously unaware of how weird this comes across? No one in this story is American. The magazine is not American. America is not discussed in the interview. Why bring America up? It’s like you’re obsessed with it.

        That aside, Sienna hates America and has made many anti-American statements in the past, so I very much doubt she’s “buying into what America promotes”, whatever that statement even means. I hate to ruin your narrative, but there are autistic people in every country…yes, even yours!

      • blue banana says:

        ummmmmm didn’t mean it that way, lol. replace america with “media” then? good lord. shows like big Bang are american, no need to spaz out. And regardless my point was that if sienna making statements like this can only bring more acceptance to the atypical thinkers that populate the autism spectrum, then more power to them.

    • LizLemonGotMarried says:

      I read that headline and went… “Oh, no she did not” right out loud. Fortunately, I’m in my home office but the dog and my husband were both like… “Who did what?”
      I’m not saying guys with autism and Asperger’s shouldn’t find love, or can’t be sexy, or don’t deserve love, or anything else. But this sounds borderling fetishizing, and that’s a little messed up.

      • QQ says:

        LizLemon Exactly I was Like Pardon You Hussie?!!?!? but really loud completely forgetting I was in my Office

    • cindy says:

      tasty. bag. of. hairs.

    • Who ARE these people? says:

      Tasty bag of hairs, eh? She’s not too bright, is she. And to equate being educated with being “on the spectrum…” Ah well, what’s the use. When she’s having a blah rainy day, she probably says she’s clinically depressed, and when her relationships don’t work out apparently she blames it on her parents. Someone needs to tell her that Freudian analysis has long since been discredited.

    • HH says:

      She’s pulling “the DiCaprio”: describing characteristics of your ideal mate that have not been present in ANY of your exes.

      • WTW says:

        Honest question. I didn’t assume she meant the autism spectrum. I thought she meant BPD, but I’m not sure why borderline personality traits would be attractive to her either, unless she likes high drama.

    • I Choose Me says:

      QQ I want you to come to my island and narrate my life. Tha’s how much I love your way with words.

      Still giggling at tasty bag of hair.

  2. Patricia says:

    What a moron

  3. Div says:

    I usually don’t mind Sienna and I occasionally feel bad for her since she still gets dragged for her affair, sometimes in interviews/articles that have nothing to do with her personal life, seven or so years later. However, this interview is cringey. Anyway, good for her for kind of rebuilding her career from scratch. She was never as big as she thought she was though…she might have been in the press and on Vogue a lot but she wasn’t in the same bracket as far as JenLaw, Lupita, Emma Stone, Emma Watson, KStew, Shailene Woodley, etc. in terms of roles.

    *Blake Lively is kind of Sienna 2.0, no?
    *I am not excusing her for that awful sh*t she and Getty pulled but it doesn’t seem necessary to bring it up every single time she is in the press all these years later (like everytime she is on Dlisted, Michael K calls her a homewrecker)…not to mention the press skates on by Jude and Hugh Grant’s messy AF affairs and love lives

  4. Joni says:

    She could have just said she likes nerds…..

    • Who ARE these people? says:

      That would have been better, yes.

      Though some of us still wish that being educated wasn’t viewed as some kind of exception and didn’t have to have a funny name. Cross-eyed smiley emoticon.

    • Esmom says:

      Joni, yes. I have a handsome, funny, multitalented 17 year old son on the spectrum and to hear her toss off a remark like that makes my skin crawl. And note she said “borderline.” As if being attracted to someone actually ON the spectrum really was crazy talk.

  5. Rebecca/Becky says:

    Well at least she got some therapy I guess…

  6. OriginallyBlue says:

    On the spectrum? Does she know how gross that sounds. Ugh.

  7. Melody says:

    Ugh – she’s probably going to hook up with Hiddles, who is bookish and a bit Jude Law 2.0.

    • Dara says:

      There’s a teeny, tiny voice in my head that occasionally whispers they already have…and then moved on (that last bit is wishful thinking on my part). I try to ignore it since I don’t really care for her, and I rather hoped he had better sense – but they were awfully chummy when working together on a film a few years ago.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        She was really clingy and flirty during the High-Rise promos but he seemed to ignore it and not return it for the most part and Luke Evans looked really uncomfortable. She was still with Sturridge when they were filming.

    • ls_boston says:

      That’s funny. When I read this post, I thought she was setting her sights on Sherlock. 🙂
      He fits the description right? Odd looking, brilliant, and on the spectrum …

  8. pepsicola says:

    i dunno i dont think the amy winehouse comparison is totally unjustified, that documentary did highlight the media/gossip scrutiny that comes with being a vulnerable young woman and having your discretions blasted out in the public eye for display whether you like it or not. But obviously Amy was in another league in terms of talent and the art she produced.

  9. Jetgyro says:

    Her type is married co-stars.

  10. Unmade_bed says:

    I thought she meant the LGBTQ spectrum.

  11. mila says:

    i like Sienna, she always says whatever is on her mind. Maybe she felt like that day she liked that kind of dudes. As for Jude, he is clever, you can look up any one of his interviews. He does not try to sound deep, but he is a smart guy.
    And please people, stop with that “he likes married guys” crap. She was young, maybe he told her lies, like men do, she fell in love and so what? He was the one who should have thought of his family, not her.

  12. Bey says:

    to find someone intelligent they just have to be smarter than you not actually smart. so yeah most men in the world are probably sexy to her then 😀

    her comments on mental health are disgusting, she is seeing that in a romantic way.

  13. TrixC says:

    I’m a scientist and live in Britain, in the circles I move in it’s actually pretty acceptable to talk about people being “on the spectrum” in an affectionate way, perhaps it’s different in the US.

    • Dara says:

      Wow, really? I don’t think I’ve ever heard that expression in the US, and most certainly not in jest. I wouldn’t advise you using that expression at your next scientific conference in the states.

    • ls_boston says:

      Trix, I’m natively English, an engineer, live in Boston (Cambridge “our fair city”, really) and in my circles that span scientists, engineers as well as psychologists, it is equally perfectly acceptable to say “on the spectrum” in referring to people without it being taken as a pejorative. I never dreamt it taken as anything but a simple casually affectionate phrase.

  14. BFDL says:

    She looks beautiful in the yellow sweater but isn’t she the woman who sleeps with everyone’s husband or boyfriend? Yuck.

  15. what's inside says:

    I’m sorry, but what did she just say? I am deeply offended by this statement and if she really did say it, she needs to be educated on what that means and how absolutely inappropriate it is.

  16. stephka says:

    She’s probably trying to say it’s time for her to marry a tech billionaire.

  17. sleepless says:

    Do you think she could at least mention Tom Sturridge? Tom was her last fiance’ and Marlowe’s dad. I did not think they ended on nasty terms, so why the omission. And she wants more children, but with who? I guess you can tell she was never a favorite in my book.

  18. iseepinkelefants says:

    A guy can be book smart and not wear a condom. My ex was one of the most intelligent guys I’ve dated but he was a ho and never liked condoms 🙄