BEVERLY HILLS – Its been 40 years since Bo Derek held the role of Jenny Hanley in 10. And in this era of reboot mania, the actress tells us there is a chance she would return to the film.
For me to do it, it’s not possible. I cant run on the beach in slow motion. Oh my God,” she told Fox News. But Derek, 62, is interested to have the story continued with a new cast. She told Fox News theres been talks of a sequel.
They keep talking about making a two and a three. So when they first started talking about doing a sequel, they asked if I would be the mother. Now theyre asking if I’ll be the grandmother. So maybe someday, Derek said. Ive read some of them and theyre good. Theyre funny.
Actress Bo Derek, with her hair in cornrows, walks along the beach in swimwear as Samantha Taylor in the 1979 movie 10, directed by Blake Edwards. (Getty)
The actress shared that she looks back on the role with very fond memories. “It was great being around such talented people with Dudley Moore, Julie Andrews, Blake Edwards. I was very young, inexperienced and I was just taken care of the whole way and it was a great experience for me,” she recalled.
When they first started talking about doing a sequel, they asked if I would be the mother. Now theyre asking if I’ll be the grandmother.— Bo Derek
Though she’s traded in her bikinis for “rash guards, Derek always makes time for a beach day.
I love the sea, she shared, adding that her exercise routine is all about swimming.
Circa 1979: Actress Bo Derek, star of the comedy film 10. (Alan Band/Keystone/Getty Images)
Swimming burns the most calories of any exercise. So when you see what Michael Phelps could eat for breakfast, thats for me,” she said, noting that she’s in her own backyard pool or at the local YMCA doing laps three times a week.
Derek credits the hobby, along with drinking a lot of water to keeping her young. She admitted that living largely outside of the limelight also helps her to not care as much about her appearance.
I am my age and Im aging and theres nothing I can do about it. I have other interests in my life so I dont work that often. I dont do red carpets that often. I’d probably be much more self-conscious if I did. This way, I could do a film every once in a while and then pretend it didnt happen and dont watch it,” she said, with a grin.
Bo Derek and John Corbett attend Celebrity Fight Night on September 10, 2017 in Rome, Italy. (WireImage)
When she’s not working, Derek most enjoys spending some quality time with her boyfriend, Sex And The City star John Corbett, 58, and the couple’s pups. But don’t expect wedding bells for the pair anytime soon.
“I think after 17 years its OK the way it is. I’ve been married before, John hasn’t, but I dont really see the difference; when youre committed to somebody it doesn’t matter,” she said. Derek added that her beau is “so much fun, full of joy, very youthful” and that he surprises her every day.
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