Jessica Biel talks about “overconfidence” without irony


Mother of necklace! Look at this thing! These are photos of Jessica from this past weekend, where she walked the red carpet for the premiere of Planet 51. The outfit is sort of cute, but what’s with the cheap, huge necklace. Actually, I bet it’s not cheap. She probably paid a lot of money for that fug piece of jewelry.

Now, Jessica talked to Fox News Pop Tarts about her life and career, which is always a good interview. This girl can’t speak to a reporter without farting out some nonsense about how gorgeous she is or how she’s too beautiful to get the challenging work that she needs. In this interview, Jessica starts out talking about how she would “really like” to do a Broadway musical and find a way to “incorporate my music” into her acting career. Ha! Okay, I’ll stop. Then Jessica talks about the struggles she went through growing up, fighting “overconfidence” and “insecurity”. Yeah, I think she’s dealt with that:

Could we possibly see a collaboration between Jessica Biel and her on again/off again beau Justin Timberlake? After all, the actress has strong intentions to return to her first love – singing.

“I definitely want to do it again, I’ve been dabbling here and there but I would really like to do Broadway or a movie musical, that would be a huge dream come true,” Biel told Tarts while promoting her new animation flick “Planet 51.” “I would love to incorporate my music naturally into my day job.”

And despite spending her teen years growing up on “7th Heaven,” it turns out that Biel herself was no angel.

“Being sixteen was so hard. You’re changing physically; you’re searching for who you’re going to be as woman. You’re fighting with this feeling of over confidence, but there is so much insecurity – how do you deal with boys? I was going through it, definitely pushing the envelope with authority and my parents,” she explained. “I was scared to grow up, but at the same time I just wanted to grow up.”

And although Biel gets to play at least the voice of a strong willed, moralistic teenager in “Planet 51,” she’s sick of the fact that there are pretty much no roles in Hollywood flicks that portray women in a strong, positive light and that can appeal to the whole family.

“It seems a lot of the time it is playing second fiddle to a male character which is never a bad thing, but where are the roles for the female experience from that (strong, admirable) point of view for the young college girls, mothers and grandmothers? A lot of actresses I speak to find the same thing,” she added. “We’re all scrambling for it when something good comes out that actually has a good female character.”

[From Fox News Pop Tarts]

Okay, here’s the thing: I know that when a celebrity or actress isn’t getting hired for anything, she’s supposed to go out to red carpets and give lots of interviews, all in an attempt to get her name out there and force producers to take notice. My problem with Jessica Biel is that when she does it, she always sounds so arrogant and delusional. I mean, she did a minor musical (Guys and Dolls) in Los Angeles, and suddenly it’s like in her mind, she’s the second coming of Julie Andrews. When she talks about her ideal roles, she doesn’t say “Oh, I love to be in the Twilight movies, that would be so cool!” Instead, she gets on her high horse and says crap like “Well, I’m clearly familiar with the films. I haven’t read the books, but I haven’t seen any of the films yet so I’m not that familiar — I know the idea of what it’s about. I mean, maybe [I’d be in the next Twilight film]. That would be lovely. I am not opposed to playing a vampire.” I’ll give her credit for not being riddled with insecurity, like so many celebrities – but I think Jessica’s problem is that she thinks she’s God’s gift. And she’s not.

Here’s Jessica and her massive necklace at the premiere of ‘Planet 51’ on November 14, 2009. Credit: WENN.

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  1. Firestarter says:

    I don’t care enough about her to even read the post.

    Her upper lip is odd though.

  2. rzrlvr says:

    You know..she’s worked with Edward Norton, Nicolas Cage, (LOL I can only think of two movies she’s been in right now!)…but when you work with actors that are that big…and still can’t get jobs after that? Hmmmm…I think that says something. Oh..and all those strong female lead roles? They’re going to Angelina Jolie, and Jessica is no Angie.

  3. snowball says:

    She jumped the killer whale when she did those half-naked Maxim (was it Maxim?) shots while still making Seventh Heaven.

    She’s done nothing of note since then, aside from dating Timberlake. Well, I liked her in Blade 3, but I’m weird that way.

  4. katie says:

    “flicks that portray women in a strong, positive light and that can appeal to the whole family”

    No, honey. There’s just none out there for you. Ask Megan Fox where shitty acting will get you.

  5. Essie says:

    I’m still trying to get over the interview where she insists she is “too beautiful” to be given roles in good movies!! I mean, I can’t say the girl is totally ugly but she is no better looking than 99% of the women in Hollywood who want to be famous. No, her problem is not being too beautiful it’s that she cannot act. That’s why no producer thinks of her when a movie role comes up. She is quite the delusional little muppet, isn’t she? I have a feeling when Timberlake finally dumps her, we will only hear from her when she does Playboy and then a small role in a p0rn movie!!!

  6. katie says:

    yeah Essie!! when WILL her sex tape come out? lol!

  7. lucy2 says:

    There’s not a LOT of good female roles out there, but there are roles to be had. They’re just going to better actresses.

  8. ligeia says:

    eh gotta agree with her on that one, it seems every female in movies is either a purring succubus sex kitten or nice girl next door waiting for prince or a pretty face sidekick to the big mean guy who gets shit done. still, she is another plastic no talent so that “probably” has something to do with her not being able to get good roles.

  9. TwinkleToes says:

    She gets a nose job and she’s suddenly a beauty?

  10. nAynAy says:

    Excellent point essie! I agree with you 100%

  11. nAynAy says:

    I think she is trying to come off as sophisticated and intellegent, but she is so clearly off her mark, that it’s quite pathetic.

  12. cuppycake says:

    Good god, I could hardly read her quotes.
    And somebody should smack her for that affliction of a necklace.

  13. instantsoup says:

    God, does anyone NOT remember that beautiful gem of a movie with Freddie Prinze Jr? Jeez. She was sure to get an Oscar then. :-p

  14. Green Is Good says:

    This woman should never speak unless she has yet another bad script in front of her face.

  15. AC says:

    i don’t really see where the hate come from…

  16. fizXgirl314 says:

    They were showing some movie with her in it on my Swiss flight… she was marrying into some rich english family or something… I don’t even know what the movie was called… but MY GOD… that was some intensely horrible acting… she has NO comedic timing, no dramatic range… NOTHING… it was really painful to watch her… I almost feel sorry for her… must be tough to suck at your job :/

    also, what is up with the wrinkles… isn’t she in her 20’s? hard life??

  17. raven says:

    i kinda like jessica biel, she is probably the best actress of the other jessica’s her age, and she has a unique look and body i think..

  18. Lem says:

    operator: BG is saying that Buzzphoto is saying the JB & JT are caput

    that’s the way I’m reading it. News?

  19. Essie says:

    fizXgirl314, that movie went straight to DVD. In fact, Netflix has it on their “instant” movie list, so you don’t even have to have it sent to your house, you can watch it right on your computer for free. I think I’ll watch it tonight, just for the heck of it. Jen Aniston’s “Management” is also on the “instance” list.

    Lem, the rumor was they were over but then the rumor was that she agreed to an “open” relationship. Don’t know which is true and, since she is not Angelina Jolie, I don’t really care.

  20. pickelhaube says:

    I find her so unattractive with those duck lips, the too small for her face nose, and those bad cheek implants. I don’t know how she thinks she’s too beautiful to get roles, has she ever looked in the mirror? U-G-L-Y, she ain’t got no alibi, the biatch is UGLY!!

  21. Emily says:

    That outfit would’ve been cute if it wasn’t for the cheap arse plastic thing around her neck. And her top lip is freaking me out, top lips should not be thicker than bottom lips!

  22. la chica says:

    pseudointellectual crap.

    overconfident but insecure. pushing the envelope with authority but scared to grow up. a string of contradictory thoughts in the same damn sentence. she has no idea what the heck she is talking about.

  23. PJ says:

    Her upper lip is very unnatural looking! The necklace is too big for her body. It would look fine as a single string, or as a double on a larger person.

  24. MOOMOOMOOMOO says:

    She’s hilarious, i love watching her struggles. I know that sounds mean, but i don’t wish her ill I just think the way she goes about it is so desperate and funny.

    She’s obviously not ever going to give up, I feel like they should just write movies for her so that she can shut up and have a job. She tries so hard, make a place just for Jessica!

    *there there little jessica, hoos a little movie star, u are, yesh u are*!

  25. NicoleAM says:

    The only noteworthy movie she’s been in was the Illusionist (that I can think of). I think she’s very attractive but I doubt that’s limiting the amount of good roles she’s offered.

  26. Lem says:

    @ essie. I meant today, or yesterday rather. a blind was marked solved. JT & JB hate each other. will time break up for maximum publicity. over for a long time. waiting to get more ump for the story.
    Can’t remember but either yesterday or the day before the blind went solved. as in they had announced the split?

  27. paranel says:

    Overconfidence ? Really ? with that nose and that upper lip ? She really needs to look in the mirror before she opens her piehole. She looks ridiculous.

  28. Ana says:

    Upper lip = gross.
    While you’re whining and getting lip injections good actresses like Kate Winslet, Saint Angie, Meryl Streep and Amy Adams are getting good roles.