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The next phase of Decker’s career rolls out March 31, when she stars in the CBS ensemble sitcom following the lives of a group of twentysomething friends. Despite gracing magazine covers — including the 2010 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue — the 27-year-old says she didn’t have much success in the modeling business.
No, really, says 2010 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue cover girl Brooklyn Decker, she “wasn’t that successful” as a model.
Happily, her backup plan is working out.
She concentrates on acting now, and the next phase of that career rolls out March 31, as one of six stars in the CBS ensemble sitcom “Friends With Better Lives.”
“I set out to go into acting,” says Decker, who turns 27 on April 12. “And this show is great, because I love comedy.
“I don’t know if I was considered ‘funny’ when I was growing up. … People who have known me for a while would always be really surprised when I would, like, tell a dirty joke.”
The jokes run more toward innuendo on “Friends With Better Lives,” which is about six twentysomething friends who seem to spend all their time together.
f that sounds suspiciously like another famous show with “Friends” in the title, Decker isn’t pretending otherwise. “We’re a different show with different personalities,” she says. “But I’m sure there will be comparisons. Hey, ‘Friends’ is one of my favorite shows.”
The characters in “Friends With Better Lives” have the expected set of neuroses and quirks, particularly in their love lives. Bobby (Kevin Connolly) and Andi (Majandra Delfino) are married with one little kid and another on the way. Their problem, they say, is they have no love life. Will (James Van Der Beek) is just divorced and fooling nobody when he says he loves being free. Kate (Zoe Lister-Jones) wants the perfect man and keeps getting irregulars.
Decker plays Jules, who has just fallen into a relationship with Lowell (Rick Donald). They can’t keep their hands, or much of anything else, off each other. “They’re like two lost little puppies,” says Decker.
Decker’s own life is a little more orderly, since she’s been married to tennis star Andy Roddick since 2009, but she says she does share some traits with Jules. “We’re both huge cheerleaders for our friends,” she says. “We love our friends. I don’t think it’s at all strange that these people would spend all their time with each other.
“When we aren’t in L.A., we live in Texas, and I can totally relate to that open-door policy. We always have people staying for the weekend.”
While Decker hails from North Carolina and remains a serious fan of the North Carolina Tar Heels and Carolina Panthers, she moved to New York when she was 18. She lived here almost five years, and she says she misses it. “It still feels like home when I’m in Brooklyn,” she says — although, parenthetically, she was named for a horse, not the borough.
She finally had to move, she says, because of the acting. “It got to where I was spending two weeks a month in L.A.,” she says. “So it made sense to move.”
That enabled her to join TV’s annual “pilot season” scrum, where every proposed show finds a cast and films an episode.
“Last year was my first pilot season,” she says. “It’s kind of crazy. They say you’re too young for this role, but maybe there’s another character you could do. Then I finally got this show and we shot it and then you don’t know if it’s going to get picked up. So you wait and wait and wait again and finally I got the phone call.”
Still, she says the TV game may be less nerve-racking than modeling. “Sports Illustrated loved me,” she says, “but I wasn’t that successful in the modeling business.”
Really? Despite SI, The Gap, Cosmopolitan and Victoria’s Secret, among others?
“I went a lot of months without any jobs,” she says, and she shows no sign of regret that after the 2011 swimsuit issue, she switched more or less full-time to acting.
“The hours can be just as long,” she says. “But it’s more fun. On our show, on the nights we’re taping, it can run until 10, 11, midnight. So all our spouses come to the tapings. They’re our cheering section. They bring wine and have a party.”
Better lives indeed.
Source: NY Daily News
Also added new Still to our gallery.
FWBL - 1.01 PILOT
As the premiere date for Friends With Better Lives gets closer, we are starting to see more and more about the show! Here are two videos from the show’s official Youtube account. You can see Brooklyn and get to know more of her character
Friends With Better Lives – Cast of Characters
Friends With Better Lives – The Grass is Greener?
Don’t miss the series premiere Monday, March 31st 9/8c on CBS!
Go behind the scenes of ‘Friends with Better Lives,’ a new comedy about six friends at different stages in their lives, who are secretly questioning if their friends have it better. Premieres Monday, March 31 9/8c. Only CBS!
As we previously mentioned, Brooklyn took part in Liverpool’s Fashion Fest this past week (March 5th & March 6th) doing several events to promote the brand in Mexico City. Check out all the pictures in our gallery
Doing Press & Interviews (March 5th)
Liverpool Fashion Fest – Day 1 (March 5th)
Liverpool Fashion Fest – Day 2 (Press Conference)
Liverpool Fashion Fest – Day 2 (Runway)
Liverpool Fashion Fest – Day 3 (Cocktail Party)
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Brooklyn Decker and More CBS Stars Set for 2014 SXSW!
by BWW Special Coverage
CBS is bound for SXSW with fun meet-and-greets, activities and giveaways! The schedule, which spans from Friday, March 7 through Wednesday, March 12, is as follows:
#FWBL Happy Hour with Brooklyn Decker and Zoe Lister-Jones:
Toast and mingle with Brooklyn Decker and Zoe Lister-Jones, stars of CBS’s upcoming new comedy series FRIENDS WITH BETTER LIVES, at a Friends with Better Wine Happy Hour from 5:00-7:00 PM on Friday, March 7 at the Cru Wine Bar (238 W. 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701). First-come, first-served. Friends with Better Lives premieres Monday, March 31, and also stars Kevin Connolly, Majandra Delfino, James Van Der Beek and Rick Donald. (@fwblCBS)
From Friday, March 7 through Sunday, March 9, fans can score a free ride to their next local destination in specially domed pedi-cabs, designed as an homage to the Network’s hit summer series UNDER THE DOME. The back of the vehicles are also branded with the tagline, “What’s Outside Comes Inside,” which offers a clue as to what’s in store for the town’s inhabitants on the series this summer. Under the Dome returns for its sophomore season Monday, June 30 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT). The premiere episode will be written by Stephen King, whose bestselling novel inspired the series. (@UnderTheDomeCBS, #UnderTheDome)
Attendees can stay connected in the midst of all of the SXSW activities with free and exclusive android/iPhone chargers, which are branded with EXTANT, CBS’s highly anticipated summer series starring Halle Berry – and are fully charged, so no outlet is necessary. Street teams will distribute the chargers from Friday, March 7 through Sunday, March 9 from a roving Extant pedi-cab. To find out where the Extant pedi-cab will pop up next, SXSW attendees can follow @Extant_CBS on Twitter. EXTANT, premiering Wednesday, July 2(9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), is a mystery thriller about a female astronaut (Berry) trying to reconnect with her family when she returns after a year in outer space. Her mystifying experiences in space lead to events that ultimately will change the course of human history. Extant also stars Goran Visnjic, Camryn Manheim, Grace Gummer, Michael O’Neill, Pierce Gagnon and Hiroyuki Sanada. (@Extant_CBS, #Extant)
Brooklyn has been announce as the new face of Mexican fashion brand Liverpool! She will be in Mexico on March 6th to promote the brand. Here is the article and a little video of Brooklyn’s photoshoot for the brand
Brooklyn Decker New Ambassador of Fashion Fest By Liverpool Spring / Summer 2014
Each edition. Fashion Fest surprises us with new trends and ideas in fashion as well as their ambassadors. The previous faces include Erin Heatherton, Adriana Lima, Candice Swanepoel, Milla Jovovich who was the face of the last Fashion Fest.
Now is the turn of Brooklyn Decker, model and actress.
Next March 6th, Liverpool will held the twenty-second edition of Fashion Fest, and Brooklyn Decker is the official face on this edition. “Fashion is a form of expression, it’s what it says about us, about our style and sensibility” says Enrique Guzmán, Director of Public Relations and Advertising at Liverpool. Brooklyn Decker at 26 has participated in several film and television productions, such as Just Go With It, sharing credits with Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston. Battleship with Rihanna, Alexander Skarsgard, Taylor Kitsch and Liam Neeson. What to Expect When you’re expecting, along with Jennifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz, Anna Kendrick, Chace Crawford and Elizabeth Banks.
Decker premieres the series “Friends with better lives”, a romantic comedy where will be starring along with Kevin Connolly, Majandra Delfino, James Van Der Beek, Zoe Lister-Jones and Rick Donald. Undoubtedly, this edition of Fashion Fest By Liverpool will give us something to talk about, with its new proposals and several surprises that the Liverpool team has planned.
SOURCE – The article it’s originally in spanish.
The 50th Anniversary issue of Sports Illustrated came out today and to our delight our girl made a comeback this year for a special feature called ‘The Legends” about all the former SI cover models. We uploaded all the pictures to our gallery so check them out!
Brooklyn’s pictures were taken in NYC by the iconic Walter Iooss Jr, the same photographer who did Brooklyn’s cover in 2010.