November 3, 1995
Web posted at: 1:55 a.m. EST
From Entertainment Correspondent Bill Tush
(CNN) -- When Cindy Crawford struts down the runway, she captures everyone's attention. But can this supermodel be just as captivating on the silver screen? Starting this weekend, audiences will have a chance to make that decision for themselves, when Crawford makes her acting debut.
She's starring in the action film "Fair Game" opposite William Baldwin. Crawford plays an attorney who is being chased by some bad guys because of a botched deal. Baldwin is a cop who comes to her aid -- in all kinds of ways.
Opening Friday, the movie is already generating a lot of attention. And although the supermodel is used to being scrutinized on everything from her husband to her shoes, this is something different. For the first time, Crawford will be judged on her acting talents, and she says she's ready for the challenge. (196K AIFF sound or 196K WAV sound)
"Unless I did a tiny little art film, no matter what I did there would have been attention on it," Crawford says. "So, I don't know. I just felt like, I might as well just go for it."
Indeed, the actress is diving right in. She and Baldwin go from one action scene to another through almost the entire movie. Crawford is bombed, chased, and stuck in a car with no brakes.
The usually glamorous model is also covered in blood and mud through a good portion of film. But with so much run and gun in her very first movie, is the actress afraid of being typecast?
Crawford says although she doesn't want to be stuck in one role, it's not her main concern. In her opinion, being beautiful doesn't necessarily mean a limited acting repertoire.
"I think that Julia Roberts gets good roles, and she is beautiful. Geena Davis gets good roles, and she is beautiful. You know, they have worked around it ... and I don't think I'm glamorous at all in the movie. I'm bloody and bombed and torn."
With her first movie under her belt, it's now a waiting game. The reviews on Crawford's work will be pouring in. Whether they're good or bad, the model turned actress says she'll be ready.
"I think that the main thing is that I learned from other people that have been famous longer and more famous than me," Crawford says. "They always said don't let the good publicity build you up because then the bad publicity will have the power of tearing you down."
As Crawford knows, when you're in the public eye, you're fair game. (910K QuickTime Movie)
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