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Her success, she says, comes down to a mixture of luck, hard graft and resilience in the face of repeated rejections.‘To start with people would dismiss me, simply because I was a model.
From the cute choppy hair and the bright white smile to the Valentino kitten heels, Brooklyn Decker, it has to be said, is also a whole lot more California than Carolina.I respect her because she was going into a situation as an actress where she could be scrutinised and criticised and she didn’t care.She was having fun with it, being bold.’ Infusing the film with realism, director Peter Berg cast non-actor US Army Colonel Gregory Gadson, who lost both legs in Iraq, in a key supporting role.‘Greg was incredibly inspirational. In one scene he was supposed to be hiking in the mud; obviously the task was much more difficult on prosthetics than it would be for me, but the crew and I were more concerned about it than he was.“And when I had a baby [while filming Grace and Frankie], I didn’t have a choice, I went back to work in three weeks,” the actress continued.“For me, I think after you have a baby, you’re in this sort of weird utopia.So you have to work extra hard hoping that they’ll see something more in you than just the way you look. My hair was messed up and I had bruises on my legs and cuts on my arms.’Brooklyn describes Rihanna, who plays a naval officer, as ‘a sweetheart, a total team player.As soon as I got Just Go With It, I left the modelling world behind, which is a big thing to do when you’re at the top.’Brooklyn is opinionated and intelligent, nailing both the action (battling extraterrestrial beings, running from explosions) and the feistiness of her Battleship character. She is wildly successful in her world, yet she’s taking a chance to learn.‘With my first pay cheque I sent my parents to Jamaica, so they actually got passports!They’re pretty grounded; it wasn’t until they saw the trailer for Battleship that they were like, “Ooh, this is a big movie, isn’t it?Then I started getting a couple of TV shows and finally my first movie,’ says Brooklyn, referring to the comedy Just Go With It, in which she starred alongside Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston (moviegoers may remember the ‘bikini-off’ scene where Jennifer infamously held her own against the 24-year-old Brooklyn).Praised by critics for her ‘natural allure’, she’ll soon be seen starring opposite Rihanna, Alexander Skarsgard, Taylor Kitsch and Liam Neeson in Battleship, the splashiest 0-million sci-fi blockbuster of the year.