Sienna Miller says her Hollywood career was over before it even began thanks to the tabloids. But now, after some time away from the big screen the blonde beauty and mother-of-one is ready to make her comeback.
In an interview with Esquire magazine editor Alex Blimes, the 32-year-old explained how it all went wrong.
"I was really naive, I think. I was a young 21," she said. "Not green as grass - I was by no means an innocent - but I had faith in the goodness of everyone. I was very open. And that led me into all sorts of situations that backfired."
She continued: "It had become difficult for me to get the work I wanted, if I'm really honest. It was a weird situation to be in because there was a lot of goodwill for me in Hollywood.
"I think I'd been lucky in that I'd always been naughty in that town and people had always liked me for it. [But] I sabotaged things. I burnt a lot of bridges.
"I never read a review or paid any mind to what anyone said. And that translated to how I behaved outside work. Onset, I was first to arrive, last to leave, best friends with the crew, totally professional, no dicking around. But when I wasn't at work, I wasn't behaving the way you should."
It was then that she decided to remove herself from the spotlight and focus on her personal life. "I felt like I had no control over any aspect of my life, professionally or personally. So I deliberately disappeared.
"I was sick of myself, to be honest, or sick of that perception of me. It all felt so f**king dirty."
Now she's back and ready to face La La Land once again, but admits: "I'm very lucky to have a second chance in that town."
Full interview appears in Esquire's March issue, on sale Thursday 30 January. Also available as a digital edition. Read the full interview now and for exclusive photos go to Esquire.co.uk.
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