It’s vacuumed free from her resume now, but Jessica Biel first came to fame over the course of a decade’s duty on wholesome small screen hit 7th Heaven. Now, after an impressive variety of film work, she’s doubtlessly answering the celeb-couple prayers of many a paparazzo, courting a whole new level of tabloid attention in the form of a burgeoning relationship with Justin Timberlake. Biel garners attention in her new film, too, the 1920s-set Easy Virtue, based on Noel Coward’s play. She plays Larita Whittaker, a glamorous, platinum-blonde American who upends the stuffy rural rhythms and traditions of her young British husband’s life, and enters into a battle of wills with her new mother-in-law (Kristin Scott Thomas). Recently, Biel spoke about learning about crumpets, her one-time desire to be Whitney Houston, and the status of David O. Russell’s Nailed. For the Q&A, from New York Magazine‘s Vulture, click here.