Playboy girl Brook eyes plum Hollywood roles
By Robin Bansal
New Delhi, Oct 25 : Kelly Brook is still riding high on her peel-off shoot for Playboy. The British model-actress says she might be soon rubbing shoulders with superstar Tom Cruise in the fourth instalment of the action franchise “Mission: Impossible IV”.
“I am reading a couple of scripts, and my agent is in talks with many production houses. You will see me very shortly in ‘Hotel Caledonia’ and ‘Burn Off’. You might see me opposite Tom Cruise in ‘MI4’,” Brook told IANS in an e-mail interview from the outskirts of London.
While Cruise and Ving Rhames will reprise their roles in the 2011 outing, Hollywood actress Paula Patton and Bollywood star Anil Kapoor have been roped in pivotal roles for the Brad Bird-helmed venture.
Voted for having the best British female body by Grazia and having repeatedly topped FHM’s ‘100 Sexiest Women in the World’ poll, the celebrated model also rose to the ranks of a Playboy girl by peeling off for the lad magazine.
“I was a little self-conscious about the Playboy shoot because I looked at the other girls in the magazine and they’re just so perfect… but I have no inhibitions in showing my skin and I am very comfortable with my body,” said the 30-year-old, who “runs around in a bikini and does nude underwater ballet” in “Piranha 3D”.
The curvaceous model recently acquired a slimmer and slender avatar. So has she been dieting?
“No, I am OK with my craving for Coke with ice along with pizza. A friend referred me to sleep proper and eat small meals so I won’t gain any weight. I am following that advice after trying macrobiotic diets and other diet plans,” said Brook, who wants to work with directors like Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino after the success of “Piranha 3D”.
She is now keeping her fingers crossed for a lucrative Hollywood career.
“It’s (‘Piranha 3D’) my first true Hollywood film… I’ve always been branded the girl who’s not that bright, the bimbo, because I laugh a lot and I’m girly but after you see this movie, you will definitely observe a change in perception,” she said.
Released in the US Aug 20, “Piranha 3D” will hit Indian theatres Friday in English and Hindi. Produced by Dimension Films, it is being distributed here by Multivision Multimedia India Pvt Ltd in association with Eagle Video and MGH Enterprises.
Directed by Alexandre Aja, it is a second remake of the 1978 film after Cameron’s directorial debut “Piranha II: The Spawning” in 1981. The horror-thriller also includes the likes of Steven R. McQueen, Elisabeth Shue, Richard Dreyfuss, Ving Rhames and Eli Roth among others.
Brook was also a topic of discussion in India recently for reportedly turning down a 250,000-pound offer to appear in “Bigg Boss”, the Indian version of celebrity reality show “Bigg Brother”.
Asked about it, she responded: “No comments, please.” But she did express a desire to visit India.
“I have never been to India, though have heard a lot about the Asian continent… if not professionally, would love to see it with friends soon… I have also seen a few Indian musicals in the US and I like them. I have not seen a film yet but will see some because I love dancing.”
Having her own swimwear and lingerie line, Brook is now contemplating to diversify it “into accessories”. She also wants to shrug away her Page Three girl status.
“I get invites to clubs and I’m offered tons of money to turn up at these silly things… it’s like saccharine and nice. But it’s the easy way. It’s not my favourite.
“I could be a lot richer and a lot more famous if I had done other things, and it’s not like it hasn’t come my way. I spend a lot more time not working. I’ve probably got the next five or six years to do something big. I don’t want to screw it up,” Brook said.
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