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Jessica Simpson's Very First Interview From 1999 Revealed -- EXCLUSIVE!

Jessica Simpson's Very First Interview From 1999 Revealed -- EXCLUSIVE!

Jessica Simpson gave her very first media interview to Popstar! Magazine back in March 1999 and we’ve got some juicy quotes from that interview, which took place almost a decade ago. Here’s what the pop-turned-country singer, now 28, had to say:

On when she realized she excelled at singing: “That happened when I was 12 years old. Um, I went to the finals for The Mickey Mouse Club along with Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake and JC—a lot of the people who are out now—I went to the finals with them and we hung out for a week. We worked on our stuff together. And then when we went for the final audition, I totally froze because I watched everybody perform and when I got up to do it I froze, so…I didn’t make it! But that’s when I really knew that it was something that I wanted to do because I absolutely fell in love with it.”

On how the Mickey Mouse Club try-outs went: “We got in groups and we all had to go with an acting coach, a vocal coach and a dance choreographer and we were there for like a week and a half. We each worked on a monologue and a song and a dance. We all learned the same thing. I was actually in a group with Justin Timberlake! [laughs] Yeah, I know, it’s kinda weird! It’s so weird that all the Mickey Mouse Club people are coming out. I had absolutely no experience going in there. I walked in and I sang ‘Amazing Grace’ a cappella and like Justin had already won Star Search and Britney had been in Off-Broadway stuff and I was just a little minister’s kid walking in singing ‘Amazing Grace.’ It was intimidating, it was really intimidating.”

On trying to decide what her stage name would be: “Well, I’m goin’ by Jessica. I think I’m just goin’ by Jessica. I don’t think we’ve figured that out yet—it’s either Jessica or Jessica Simpson!”

On staying a virgin until marriage: “Definitely my favorite song on the album is the one that I wrote. It’s called ‘Heart of Innocence.’ And it’s about me saving myself for my husband. And it has a really cool story behind it. I hadn’t had a boyfriend in like a year and I was writing in my journal—’cuz I write in my journal all the time—and I was upset and I was praying and I was like, ‘God, I really need you to be my companion right now.’ I fell asleep when I was writing in my prayer journal and then I woke up in the middle of the night and God was like, ‘Write a letter to your husband,’ and I was like, ‘I’m not gonna write a letter to my husband!’ And I did, and that’s the song, that’s ‘Heart of Innocence.’”

On how the interview ended: “That was my first interview!”

To listen to the full interview, check out these YouTube videos: Part I and Part II.

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  • tina

    she looks like catherine heigl a bit..

  • somebody ;D

    1# agreed

  • Desireé

    HAHAHA!!!

  • rokin cok

    so what!?!?!?!?

  • Tina

    So her first interview was about being rejected by the Mickey Mouse club, how telling.

  • mariaa*

    a virgin till marriage…sunds just what miley said before

  • Joy

    Wow, she was UGLY!

  • Sol

    She looks so different now. Did Jessica have a nose job?

  • laura

    looking like blake…

    oh and like always,Britney is the best!!!

  • Jast jon

    Heart of Innocence to washing a car in her bikini

    HOW FAR SHE HAS COME

    When do you think she will pose for Playboy?

  • David cook lover

    That doesn’t even look like her. Amazing what being in the spotlight will do for you.

    She looks so damn young.

  • Loser

    Who knew that her future would consist of her dressing like a fat hooters waitress going to a funeral and screwing up the national anthem at sporting events. Pathetic.

  • newport beach, 92660

    oh my god , she does look like Katherine Heigl , well only in that picture

  • stacey

    What??? Who cares??
    I was gonna say something worse but forget it!

  • Monica

    “On when she realized she excelled in singing”!!!!

    Are you kidding me!!! She has NO talent for singing! She is terrible!!

  • Dee

    Jessica is a pathetic worm. What good is it for her pr team to put her out in the public every day. We all still hate her. She is not picking up any new fans.

  • jk

    Who would have guess in a few years she’d start looking so porny.

  • Anonymous

    I have always thought she looked like Katherine. I think this is a great girl here & the innocence shows in this interview.

    For the haters that have nothing better to do then pure hate your lives must be painful so you get your jollies & make yourself feel better for a moment just by trying to bring someone down. How many of you haters are duplicate posters?

    Get a friggin life!

  • JANE

    EVERY single story you post looks like this

    : __LongTerm__ my favorite song on the album is the one that I wrote. __LongTerm__ called __LongTerm__ of __LongTerm__ And __LongTerm__ about me saving myself for my husband. And it has a really cool story behind it. I __LongTerm__ had a boyfriend in like a year and I was writing in my __LongTerm__ I write in my journal all the __LongTerm__ I was upset and I was praying and I was like, __LongTerm__ I really need you to be my companion right __LongTerm__ I fell asleep when I was writing in my prayer journal and then I woke up in the middle of the night and God was like, __LongTerm__ a letter to your __LongTerm__ and I was like, __LongTerm__ not gonna write a letter to my husband!’ And I did, and that’s the song, that’s ‘Heart of Innocence.’”

    WHY WOULD I WANT TO READ SOMETHING THAT I CAN:T EVEN READ WITHOUT _longterm_ being IN EVERY SCENTENCE!

    please fix this, it has been going on for weeks now and it SUCKS!!!!

  • a total fan

    I thiink she looks more like Claire Dane.

  • plastic surgery

    She looks different because she had a nose job, an eye job, lip enlargement, breast enlargement, probably other stuff too

  • EvilLynn

    About the surgery: yeah. I think so, too. It looks like a brow lift and blepharoplasty (to make her eyes look wider) The lips, well, Jessica has talked about the Restylane injections herself, so that’s no secret. I can’t tel beyond that, though….

  • non

    She looks a bit normal in that pic. Not with that crazy expression in her eyes.

  • Jess

    I really hate it when people say “I’m saving myself for my husband” – it’s like they believe they are a piece of property that belongs to whoever they are sleeping with. Girls like that seem to have as much self-respect as the girls who sleep with anyone who’s up for it. If waiting for marriage is something YOU want than that’s great but don’t do it simply because you think a man will like it.

  • maeg

    Seriously? People still care about her? Maybe once her country career flops, everyone can stop pretending…

  • girl4evz

    who cares bout this talentless desperate girl…she is desperate for love attention n she sucks….switching to country music won’t make her anymore famous cuz she sucks at all types of singing…she doesn’t have any spark

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