Los Angeles: Jessica Biel was a teenage rebel. The former 7th Heaven actress - who is engaged to long-term boyfriend Justin Timberlake - admits she had a wild side while she was growing up - although it used it madden her bosses.
She said: "I cut my hair super short and dyed it blonde. I had to apologise to Aaron Spelling (the producer) for doing that. He wasn't happy.
"When I turned 17 or 18, a really obnoxious friend sent a stripper to the set. I had to apologise for that too. The show was all about family values, and they took that position seriously. I was always apologising."
Having decided to pursue an acting career at the tender age of 11, Jessica, 30, admits she had a tough three years of auditions before landing the role in the television series.
She told W magazine: "When I was 11, I was in a competition sponsored by the International Modeling and Talent Association. My runway look was a one-piece bathing suit, a top hat, and a bow tie.
"The competition was in Los Angeles and afterward I got a manager and an agent. I tried out for a billion things, and after three years,
I was cast on the show 7th Heaven.
"I wanted that part. I wanted any part. And that show was fun. I was a basketball player who was going through all the stuff that a 14-year-old goes through, which is, as you know, completely psychotic."
Story first published:
March 14, 2012 15:27 IST