Rosie Huntington-Whiteley hit the big time when she was cast to replace Meaghan Fox in Transformers 3. Now she’s looking to take that crossover fame into anothre business venture - her own lingerie line.
Huntington-Whiteley, 25, talked to Elle UK about her plans for the future, and whether or not she sees little kiddies in it.
PHOTOS/VIDEO: Go to Elle UK to see behind the scenes of her shoot.
The full interview is available in the September issue, on newsstands and in a digital edition on August 1st.
On launching her own lingerie line:
“I’ve wanted to design ever since I can remember and I fell into modelling through wanting to design and then, through my modelling career I modeled a lot of lingerie…”
On growing up unaware she was pretty:
“I grew up very unaware of my body and how I look; that wasn’t something anybody thought about.”
On struggling to make it in the fashion world:
“I wasn’t quite tall enough either and I hated it to be honest. There was no individuality, no opportunity to be individuals. I think that people forget you’re human and you just become an object. [In New York] I was constantly reminded that I wasn’t right wherever I went and that was difficult because I’d come from a place where it didn’t matter. For any young girl to be told they’re not good enough, every day, wherever they go…”
On why she didn’t give up:
“I don’t know, I just had this thing, that this was where I was going, this was the opportunity that life had presented me with, this was my destiny and I wasn’t going to just pack it all in because these people gave me a hard time - and that’s still my attitude now.”
On the possibility of being a mom in the future:
“I always see myself working, but definitely being a mum will be a big part of me. Look, I think my career is very self-indulgent. It’s all about me. I’m not a doctor, I’m not looking after people, I’m not saving children. I’m in the entertainment business. I’m a model. I’m an actress. So it is very self-involved, and I think there is naturally a point where you think, ‘I don’t care about myself as number one any more.’ I want to care about other things.”