She has spent 15 years in the throes of Hollywood, tackling everything from action movies and rom-coms to serious dramas and even British comedy. Now, she opens up to ELLE about marriage, her very public love life, and why she’d consider giving up acting.
On her status with Justin Timberlake:
“A girl doesn’t kiss and tell.”
On dating actors:
“I think those are the people you meet and so it just kind of happens. Let me tell you: It never happens on purpose.”
On whether she would go nude for another movie role after Powder Blue:
“I wasn’t so scarred by that experience that I’d never do it again. If a director I trusted came to me with an amazing opportunity and it felt organic, I would do it.”
On whether she plans to have children someday:
“Sure, of course. And, yeah, I think probably at some point it would be something I’m interested in. But I don’t feel pressured. I was never one of those girls who dreamt of my wedding and my Prince Charming. To piss off my mom, I used to say, ‘I’m never having kids, and I’m going to be a fabulously rich old maid living in a house with cute butlers and dogs.’”
On whether she would consider leaving show business:
“Absolutely. I’d love to write. I wrote a lot of short stories and poetry when I was a kid. That was my creative outlet. I’ve written a short film, and I write poetry.”
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