FRESH FROM SHOOTING BRIAN DE PALMAS UPCOMING FEMME FATALE, REBECCA ROMIJN-STAMOS TALKS ABOUT MAKING OUT WITH ANTONIO BANDERAS, LAUGHING AT THE TABS, THE PECULIAR ATTRACTION OF SAPPHIC LOVEAND HOW TO STAY HAPPY IN A HOLLYWOOD MARRIAGE
Put aside visions of her come-hither Victorias Secret days. Banish thoughts of all that House of Style fashion chatter. And definitely forget the cobalt-blue villainess that was her Mystique in the 2000 megahit, X-Men. What you need to know about Rebecca Romijn-Stamos is that shes a self-professed goof, a woman who lives out of the Hollywood loop in the hills of the San Fernando Valley with her man of eight years, husband John Full House Stamos, in a 100-year-old gingerbready log cabin that once housed a brothel and will soon, if Rebecca has her way, be home to a couple of .llamas.
First I wanted pygmy goats, says the twenty-nine year old star as she slides into a booth at a nearby coffee shop. Then it was an ostrich, then it was an emu, and now, having seen these, like, infomercials advertising how llamas make the greatest pets, Im just dying for a llama! Feel free to laugh, but the girl isnt kidding.
Despite her giddy joie de vivre, the face of Liz Claiborne has proved to be one mannequin-turned-actress who can actually, well, act: Off to shoot the X-Men sequel next month, shes just starred as the dour heroine of Rollerball and is about to unleash a comedic cameo with Al Pacino in SImOne. But the real news is her role as Laura, the bad-to-the-bone con woman who blindsides Antonio Banderas in Brian De Palmas upcoming thriller, Femme Fatalea movie she proudly describes as a real De Palma film, twisted and kinky. Its her first bona-fide leading-lady turn, and her biggest acting challenge yet. And its a subjectalong with sex, married life, and the joys of Sapphic lovethat this five-foot-eleven beauty is busting to discuss. (No wonder Mr. Stamos refers to the chatty missus as Rebecca Remain Silent.) But first things first. Right now, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, makeup-free and in black sweats, is dead serious about a far more pressing matter .
a big meal for a supermodel. But I guess you are a strapping thing.
late. After all, youre a kick-ass action babe now. So, are you psyched
to get back into your X-Men blue skin and scales? I hear it only takes
a zippy seven hours or so.
must be terribly close to your makeup people.
and theres more to come in Femme Fatale. You even have a lesbian
love scene in that, dont you?
it give you any new ideas?
something to me: Why do men find two women together so hot?
just why are men so obsessed with, um, boobs?
but how does John feel about his wife baring hers on-screenlet
alone making out with hunks like Antonio Banderas?
was Melanie Griffith on set supervising Antonio?
it was printed last year that you made sporadic surprise visits to Johns
Thieves set to, quote, keep him on his toes and away from
his leading lady.
of Thieves, it was canceled, putting John out of work just as your
career is blasting off. How do you two keep the old Star Is Born syndrome
people can downright cruel about the current disparity in your careers. One
respectable mag all but said, What is this red-hot-commodity-who-could-be-with-anyone
doing with this has-been?
whats the secret to keeping a Hollywood marriage intact despite nasty
anyway, you are Rebecca Romijn-Stamosyou can always do a private Victorias
Secret modeling session for him to keep the home fires burning, right?