Jessica Biel says her good looks are hurting her career.
“Yeah, it really is a problem,” Biel tells the June issue of Allure magazine. “I have to be blunt.”
The actress — whose latest film, Powder Blue, (in which she plays a stripper) is going to straight to DVD — isn’t handed plum roles.
“I’m in there with everybody else, fighting for the good parts. Yes, The Illusionist has made a difference — but a huge, massive difference, so I can pick and choose what I want? No.”
Biel, 27, covets the careers of Scarlett Johansson and Natalie Portman.
“I just want an opportunity. If you don’t like the audition, don’t hire me!” she says. “But if you don’t want to even see me — that’s hurtful. And why? You know nothing about me!”
Biel also opens up about dating the more-famous Justin Timberlake — and the attention that’s brought her.
“I mean, you love who you love! It’s not like you meet somebody one day and say, ‘OK, I’m not going to put up with his fame!’ or ‘Yes, I am going to put up with his celebrity,’” she says. “You can’t choose that. It just happens to you.”
Biel says she hasn’t “moved out to New York City full-time” with Timberlake.
“I’m here because I’m interested in theater,” she insists.
She’s not sure they’ll ever wed.
“I have no idea if I want to get married,” she says. “I have a lot to do careerwise.”
As for that emerald ring that was reportedly a gift from Timberlake?
“I bought that ring for myself,” Biel affirms.