Jessica Biel on Going Gloss-Free and her "Precious" Relationship with Justin Timberlake

01/15/2010 at 01:02 PM ET

Mario Testino/Vogue

Jessica Biel might be notoriously tight-lipped about her relationship with Justin Timberlake, but when it comes to her famous looks — and growing up gorgeous in Hollywood — the actress doesn’t hold back. “When I see myself in pictures with makeup on, even to this day, I think it looks weird,” Vogue‘s February cover-girl tells the magazine. “My eyes get squintier and smaller. On the red carpet, I’m playing a character. As soon as I get off that thing I think, ‘Oof, wipe that gloss off.’ I’m wiping and wiping and pulling my hair out and trying to change my outfit. I’m immediately trying to get comfortable. It’s really a part I play.” A part she plays well for the magazine, which features a high-glamour spread of the Revlon model and former child star — although not all shoots have been so easy for her. Of posing nearly nude on the cover of Gear magazine when she was just 17-years-old, Jessica says, “I did this photo shoot; the photo shoot came out; it was terribly embarrassing. I had to apologize to everybody, including my parents. It was a big learning experience: learning how to have boundaries and how to say no.” And those boundaries extend to her relationship with Timberlake. “I don’t want to talk about [Justin],” she emphasizes. “I don’t feel the need to clear anything up. It’s the most precious thing that I have in my life, and I care about it so much that I don’t care about what anyone says or thinks. I have just not addressed it in any real way, and I’m not going to. It’s mine. And I really like that about it.” Read Jessica’s full interview and see behind the scenes footage from her shoot at –Katherine Kluznik Rentmeester


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Mia on

what a liar

linda on

Good for Jessica. All the rag mags and blogs want to do is rip her and her relationship with justin apart. She’s a beautiful down to earth girl who is in love. Well said jessica.

anonymous on

she comes across as someone who doesn’t like her fans or anybody else that she doesn’t know she is all show for the cameras when being interviewed but after her promoting a movie her true colors come out

the way she is saying in her interview that Justin her property I don’t think so ……………. ! ! !
she is very insecure

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