Brooklyn is featured in this month’s issue of Vanity Fair (Marilyn Monroe covers the magazine), here’s her interview, some pictures and the scan of the actual magazine.
The swimsuit model turned actress—whose next movie is May 18’s Battleship, in which she plays the daughter of an admiral (Liam Neeson) and love interest of Taylor Kitsch—posed in a variety of summery outfits at her June-issue Vanities shoot. Click to see her pinup-on-vacation style.
By Krista SmithPhotographs by Miguel Reveriego
PROVENANCE: North Carolina.
SO, HOW DOES A SOUTHERN GIRL END UP WITH A NAME LIKE THAT? “I’m named after a horse. My mom’s best friend had a horse named Brooke, so my dad suggested ‘Brooklyn’ as a more formal version, and it just stuck—and now I live in Brooklyn part-time, so go figure.”
LEARNING CURVE: Believe it or not, Decker’s voluptuous build wasn’t in demand when she started modeling. “There were countless jobs I didn’t get because of my figure. I wasn’t that successful as a model, ever. I just had a few clients that really embraced my curves.”
INTO THE UNKNOWN: At the height of her modeling career, Decker decided to walk away from it. “The Sports Illustrated cover was the last thing I shot. That week, I told my agent, ‘You know what, I really …I don’t want to be a model anymore. I really want to do movies.’ And I think he wanted to wring my neck at the moment.” Her acting career has blossomed, with two films, Battleship and What to Expect When You’re Expecting, due out on the same day, May 18.
LONG-TERM PLANS: Decker married tennis star Andy Roddick in 2009. “I think that I’d like to try to be a superwoman and have kids and work, so we’ll see if I can actually accomplish that. But, if we’re talking dream scenario, that would probably be it.” If anyone knows about living the dream, she does.