Elle Evans took it all off — up top anyway — for the infamously unrated video version of Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines over the summer. But don’t judge. Evans is an artiste, and man, can she strut. We caught up with svelte Texan about the “blurry” experience and her burgeoning career.
What did you think about the nudity aspect of the video?
I honestly didn’t think too much about it at all. I have always been comfortable in my own skin, and this was a project I just couldn’t say no to. When my booker called with the details of the job, I totally jumped on the opportunity because I’ve been a fan of Robin, Pharrell and TI for years and years.
Did you think “Blurred Lines” was going to be such a big hit?
Those artists combined, I knew it was going to be huge. After I left the audition I had the song stuck in my head for like a week!
What was the atmosphere on the video like?
Totally welcoming, comfortable and fun. We got an early start, had a big breakfast, hair and makeup, and were on set for at least 12 hours, but it was over so quickly.
What else are you working on?
I’m acting more and more: studying, reading scripts, researching roles, meeting directors and running lines. I am still doing auditions and castings in LA when I can, but I am now able to be more selective with what I want to work on so that’s exciting. Life is great. I was also on the cover of FHM France last month. I love international work.
How do you stay in shape?
I’ve been working out with a personal trainer and am really getting in to it. I also go to the gym on my own and try to get in as much cardio as possible. I also really like to go to classes at my gym. It’s fun when you want to change it up for a bit or if you need to work on something specific, and the music is usually always good.
Any guilty pleasures?
At the moment, Eggo waffles.
What is something you want readers to know about you?
I’m just a Southern, small town girl with big dreams and an even bigger heart. I have been very blessed in this life, and I want to share my gifts with the world, even if it’s just a smile. I love to see people happy.
Who is your favorite model?
Probably Candice Swanepoel, who is just way beyond gorgeous: Great skin, great body, great hair, great lips and those eyes! She is one of the best out there, and I also like her a lot because we have the same measurements [laughs]. I also love that she’s from South Africa; I’ve been there before, and it is one of the most amazing places to vacation and work.
Who is your inspiration and why?
My grandmother Margaret Rose, my Mimi. She was with me every single day during my youngest years, before I started school. She taught me how to read before I was in kindergarten. Even after starting school, I stayed with her for those few hours before my mom got off work. Aside only from my dear, sweet, mother, my Mimi is who I have to thank for raising me into the young woman I am today. Her encouragement was endless. My biggest fan. She passed away Aug. 24. I know she is watching over me, and I will continue to make her proud.