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Monica Bellucci's too lazy to work out

Monica Bellucci doesn't think her acting success is down to her beauty.

Monica Bellucci is too lazy to work hard on her body.

The actress' beauty defies her 51 years, and she showed off her sex-symbol status as a Bond girl in recent movie Spectre. As well her full lips and flawless facial features, Monica is known for her curves. It may look like she slaves away in the gym, but the star laughs that couldn't be further from the truth.

"People assume I work hard on my body, but I honestly don't," she confessed to Scotland's No.1 magazine. "I'm not someone who wakes up at 6am to go to the gym. I'm just too lazy. Because the truth is that I like cakes and pasta, the odd glass of wine and a very occasional cigarette."

Much has been made of Monica's appearance, but she resents that people think her castings come down to her looks. The Italian actress has starred in a wide range of projects, including countless movies in her home country and Hollywood blockbusters like The Matrix films.

She's been nominated for the prestigious French César Award, as well as bagging an Italian Golden Globe. Still people assume she's hired because of her beauty.

"When you're beautiful, people are interested in you," she conceded. "I know that beauty invites a certain curiosity. But, as Oscar Wilde said, 'beauty is just five minutes long' if you don't have anything else to sustain that curiosity. I don't think that I would have made this kind of career if I were just beautiful. Directors don't call you for your beauty but for your talent."

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