Phoebe Price has said she’s been in Italian Vogue, German InStyle and every other International fashion magazine and now she can add Metro UK to her growing list of credits! PP had an interview with the paper and discussed everything from her star-turning role in “Get Smart” to her tips on getting noticed on the red carpet. You can read the entire interview over at Metro, but here’s the highlights:
How would you describe your career?
‘Up and coming’. I’ve been laying the groundwork for where my career is heading. I used to be a model but I decided to stop and started training with the world’s top acting coaches. I’ve been getting publicity and gaining acting skills. There are a bunch of beautiful girls in Hollywood, so I needed to make myself distinctive.
What was the most unusual modelling shoot you did?
I did L’Oreal and henna and department stores. I was too short for runway but worked on the commercial side. I’ve tried to distance myself from modelling. The stereotype is that models are dumb and don’t have anything to say. That’s why I broke out of modelling. I’m from Alabama, I say how I feel. Acting lets me imaginate and show my personality through acting.
You’re best known for going to loads of red carpet events. How many do you attend a week?
Not that many. I do a lot of charity work. I don’t drink or smoke. I don’t go to the events to party, I go to make contacts and get projects. It’s not like I can call Paramount and say: ‘I’m coming by to meet the president.’ I didn’t know one person when I first came to LA four years ago. I’ve had to try to get people to notice me.
What are your tips for getting press coverage?
Wear colour, show a bit of leg, show the boobs sometimes. I come from a religious family – my grandfather was a preacher. I try to do everything with class. My whole butt was over the internet recently. I was bending down in a store looking at shoes. I didn’t know that a photographer was shooting up my skirt.
You wore a see-through dress at Cannes two years ago. Did you know it was see-through?
Definitely. But I had underwear and a bra on underneath it. I got a lot of press from that. I didn’t realise it would make the impact it did. My photos are sold around the world. I’m big in Japan. I’m going to be in the German edition of In Style. I was engaged to a famous movie star in Italy. People love to see what I’m wearing.
What is your role in Get Smart?
It’s a very small part. I play a TV reporter.
Can you remember what your line was?
It’s a very small part. It doesn’t matter if my role doesn’t have any lines – I’m learning from every experience. Because I’m in the media so much, people think I’m just another Paris Hilton, but I’m not. I take whatever part I can get just to show people I’m not a diva.
Are you bothered when people slag you off on websites?
People shouldn’t judge me before they know what I’m doing. People don’t know I’m busting my butt to make it in this business. I like wearing crazy things. As long as I’m having fun I don’t care what anyone else says.
Is it challenging to attempt an acting career later in life?
It’s not. This business isn’t hard if you’re smart and you have a good look. I’m getting a lot of scripts coming to me right now, but I’m not doing topless or nudes, so it’s hard for me to get parts. Julia Roberts didn’t do nudes or topless either but she got to where she was going. It might take me another three years, but I’ll get a really good role.
Do you have cheek implants?
No. My mother’s cheeks look just like mine. These are my cheeks, can’t help it. I’m a strong woman, you can say whatever you want about me.
You won website Dlisted’s annual popularity poll, Hot Slut of the Year, but you’ve been calling yourself Hot Babe of the Year. Did you get mixed up?
No – but why do I have to say I’m the ‘Hot Slut of the Year’? I know it’s Hot Slut of the Year. Hello! Do people really think I can’t read?
When are you coming to London?
Soon. My good friend Meredith Ostrom, who I modelled with when I lived in Italy, is engaged to Nick Rhodes, so I hope to visit soon. I’d love to go to some events in London.
She finally said Hot Slut of the Year! Did they get that on tape? I learn something new about PP almost every
day month! Let’s see…she’s big in Japan and her role in “Get Smart” is so mesmerizing that she couldn’t remember what her lines were. PP is the next Meryl Streep, so she was so enthralled in her character of TV reporter. Who has time to remember such trivial things as what you lines you didn’t say in a movie! PP certainly doesn’t.
Next stop the world!!!!!