‘I mean, come on, modelling is only so stimulating!
’It is fair to assume, given the above CV, her physical attributes and her personal connections, that Brooklyn would have had a head start in the frenzied competitive jungle that is Hollywood.
But, as every model turned actress will testify, it takes more than the perfect Cali-look and a famous husband to impress agents and casting directors, who have their pick of the world’s most beautiful women.
Then I started getting a couple of TV shows and finally my first movie,’ says Brooklyn, referring to the comedy Just Go With It, in which she starred alongside Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston (moviegoers may remember the ‘bikini-off’ scene where Jennifer infamously held her own against the 24-year-old Brooklyn).
Praised by critics for her ‘natural allure’, she’ll soon be seen starring opposite Rihanna, Alexander Skarsgard, Taylor Kitsch and Liam Neeson in Battleship, the splashiest 0-million sci-fi blockbuster of the year.
Her success, she says, comes down to a mixture of luck, hard graft and resilience in the face of repeated rejections.
Though she initially ignored tennis star Andy Roddick’s requests for a date, top model Brooklyn Decker soon realised she’d found her perfect match.
And now she’s got her man, her heart’s set on combining a family with a film career In the world according to top model turned actress Brooklyn Decker, she is ‘just an ordinary girl from North Carolina’.
In the world according to me, sitting in a suite of a beachside Santa Monica hotel opposite this 5ft 11in creature, all startling sky-blue eyes and Angelina pout, she is anything but ordinary.From the cute choppy hair and the bright white smile to the Valentino kitten heels, Brooklyn Decker, it has to be said, is also a whole lot more California than Carolina.Married to tennis superstar Andy Roddick, Brooklyn was perhaps previously best known for sitting courtside, cheering on her husband at tournaments around the world.Male fans will be aware of her frequently topping ‘sexiest woman alive’ polls and landing one of modelling’s most prestigious assignments – the cover of Sports Illustrated, one of America’s most widely read magazines.She has long had the sort of online fanbase and professional clout that equals a very healthy bank balance, but not the job satisfaction she craved, and the SI cover would be her last modelling assignment.‘I loved the travel but I didn’t love the work,’ she confesses candidly, rolling her eyes.