Jessica Biel graces the cover of W magazine’s April 2012 issue wearing a nylon Louis Vuitton swimsuit. Inside, Jessica discusses her upbringing and her early acting years.
On her upbringing: “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.”
On her early acting years: “When I was 11, I was in a competition sponsored by the International Modeling and Talent Association. You paid a certain amount of money and they taught you to walk a runway, present a comedic monologue, a dramatic monologue, a dance routine, and a song. My runway look was a one-piece bathing suit, a top hat, and a bow tie. The competition was in L.A., and afterward I got a manager and an agent. I tried out for a billion things, and after three years, I was cast on the show 7th Heaven.”
Also inside the April 2012 issue: a guide to spring’s hottest new dresses. For more, pick up the issue when it arrives on newsstands on March 20 or head to WMagazine.com.