Last week we had a preview of Jessica Simpson’s farty Allure cover, but we didn’t have any interview excerpts or anything beyond the cover. Now we do! Allure still hasn’t put anything on their website, but Pop Sugar had two additional photos of Jess (I love the above photo), plus some of the highlights from the interview. From what I can see, Jessica seems okay. She’s still not the brightest bulb, but she seems to have an okay sense of humor about things, with a couple of exceptions. She talks about still being friendly with Tony Romo (fine) and what it’s like to be constantly perceived as “fat” (which she isn’t). But two things caught my eye:
On going brunette while dating John Mayer: “He didn’t make me go brunette! John doesn’t get credit for making me brunette. He’d like to think so, but he doesn’t deserve the credit.”
On turning 30: “I never really thought, growing up, what am I gonna be like when I’m 30? I just kind of thought I had it figured out: I’m going to be this great pop star, have my songs on the radio, be married, and have babies. . . But things can be taken away from you. A song can not be played on the radio. An album can not work.”
On Tony Romo: “I’m still a fan. I’m a huge fan. I wear my gear, and I cheer Tony on. You know, I talked to Tony today. None of my breakups, none of it’s been bitter.”
On life after her mom-jeans photo: “When I walk through an airport and people go, ‘You’re not fat!’ I’m like, ‘Thanks. That’s great. Good to know I’m not fat today! Thank you!’”
On acting: “I will never do nudity . . . I don’t care if I frickin’ could get an Oscar for it, I’m not going to do it. Those accolades mean nothing to me. I don’t think people deserve to see what’s under my clothing. That’s only for my next husband—ha-ha-ha.”
[From Pop Sugar]
Okay, the whole “But things can be taken away from you. A song can not be played on the radio. An album can not work” stuff is a little passive, right? Like Jessica isn’t really acknowledging her part in the whole “this doesn’t work” thing? It sounds like Jessica thinks someone is out to damage her music career, when really, her music was never very good. The other thing that struck me was the “I don’t care if I get an Oscar for nudity, I’m not doing it” thing. Uh… are there Hollywood producers out there bringing Jessica scripts, saying “Please do this, you’ll win the Oscar, you just have to show your t-ts!” Really, Jess? I know, I know. I get what she was trying to say, but I got a Jessica Biel vibe from it.
Look, Allure even put Jessica in Daisy Dukes:
Allure cover and additional photos courtesy of Pop Sugar.