On if she was a rebel during her teen years:
“I cut my hair supershort and dyed it blonde. I had to apologize to Aaron Spelling [the producer] for doing that. He wasn’t happy. When I turned 17 or 18, a really obnoxious friend sent a stripper to the set. I had to apologize for that too. The show was all about family values, and they took that position seriously. I was always apologizing.”
Were you raised to be sort of anti-girly? Somewhat.
We lived in Colorado, and my parents were outdoorsy mountain people. My father would always say, “Go out and don’t come back until you have something to show me.” Which meant he wanted me to come back with a scraped knee or an injury. When I went out to play, I felt like I’d better get hurt.
Did you have Barbies?
I did, but it was always, “Let’s play sex with Barbies!” My Barbies were usually naked. Once, I took their heads off, cut their hair, drew on their short, spiky hair with some markers, then stuck the heads on Christmas lights. Every year, we’d string our tree with those Barbie heads. It looked demonic. My parents were so cool—they saw it as a form of self-expression.
You seem to have a pretty healthy approach to life. Which is interesting, because in Hollywood, people tend to gravitate toward the dark rather than the light. No one admits to being healthy:
I know. I think I need to destroy my reputation. This whole I’m outdoorsy, I’m really healthy—it’s too squeaky-clean [laughs]. That’s going to be my new thing: Go dark and unhealthy. It’s time to be very, very bad.
In Total Recall, your latest film, out this summer, you have a girl-on-girl battle royal with Kate Beckinsale. How was that?
Fun—so fun! Our fight scene isn’t overtly sexy: just two trained fighters who happen to be women kicking the shit out of each other. It could be two dudes, but we just happened to have long hair and boobs and…other things [laughs].
From bathing suits to bras, the star looks stunning in the all-white spread in ‘W’ magazine, where she opens up about her rebellious teenage years.
While there’s no trace of Jessica Biel‘s engagement ring, the star looks stunning in the April issue of W magazine, where the star shows off a slew of all-white styles. While the images are so high-fashion, inside she gets personal about her rebellious years on 7th Heaven — and why she was constantly apologizing to Aaron Spelling.