Jessica Biel glams up the December 2011 cover of ELLE US. The beautiful talented 29-year-old actress, who throughout those 15 years spent at Hollywood managed to prove that she’s not just a pretty face, opens up for the magazine and talks about her public love life, marriage, kids, but also about leaving show business and her hippie parents.

“My mom was. We weren’t allowed sugar cereal. We weren’t allowed processed foods – except Van de Kamp’s fish sticks. We never locked the front door. My dad said, ‘Go out. Be back by dinner. Get dirty.’ I’d come back with bloody knees, looking up at my dad, crying. And he’d say, ‘Good job. Nice cut.”

Speaking about Justin Timberlake who told Vanity Fair that Jessica is the most significant person in his life, the actress says that, “It’s obviously a beautiful thing to say. Absolutely, the feeling is mutual. But that’s all I can really talk about. There’s nothing that’s sacred anymore. Me not talking about my intimate personal life – there’s just a line that you have to say, I can’t go any further”. As for them getting back on these days? “A girl doesn’t kiss and tell,” Jessica told in the interview.

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The actress also confesses she would love to have children. “Sure, of course. And, yeah, I think probably at some point it would be something I’m interested in. But I don’t feel pressured. I was never one of those girls who dreamt of my wedding and my Prince Charming. To piss off my mom, I used to say, ‘I’m never having kids, and I’m going to be a fabulously rich old maid living in a house with cute butlers and dogs,'” Biel said.

On leaving the business, Jessica told ELLE that, “Absolutely. I’d love to write. I wrote a lot of short stories and poetry when I was a kid. That was my creative outlet. I’ve written a short film, and I write poetry.” She says that, “I think lots of roles for women are just not as developed as male roles. That’s just the truth. There are some that are incredible. But there are not enough. Ans it’s not equal.”

Last year, the actress climbed Mount Kilimanjaro and in order to train she walked on a treadmill pitched on a massive incline wearing a 30-pound backpack. On her shape, she told ELLE that, “I feel very lucky that I grew up using my body, playing soccer, doing gymnastics. I’m just not one of those people who are super-duper skinny.”

Read Jessica’s full interview in the December issue of ELLE magazine

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