Jessica Biel: 'I Never Identified With Girls'

March 13, 2012 By:
Jessica Biel: 'I Never Identified With Girls'
Jessica Biel is a gorgeous actress who got her start as a model, so of course that means she used to be a tomboy. If I’ve learned one thing from pretty people, it's that they were all once one of two things: ugly or a tomboy.

“I never identified with girls,” Jessica tells the April issue of W magazine. “Girls were nervous about going into caves; they were scaredy-cats—and I wasn’t into that at all. I loved the idea of being with a crew and having an adventure. I was really interested in pits full of snakes.”

She added that, although she had Barbies, she “took their heads off, cut their hair, drew on their short, spiky hair with some markers then stuck the heads on Christmas lights.”

At this point, I can only imagine that the reporter nodded and slowly backed out of the room. I didn’t want to be the one to say it, but Jessica Biel is insane, right?

“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.”

Wait. Is this an interview or a transcript of a therapy session?

Let’s move on to some lighter topics, shall we? Jessica looks absolutely stunning on the cover of W, wearing a white, summery jumper contrasted with her full locks. There, that's better. Biel says when she was just starting out in acting, she “tried out for a billion things, and after three years, I was cast on the show 7th Heaven.”

“I wanted that part,” Biel says. “I wanted any part. And that show was fun.”