Say it isn’t so, Aggy! After spending over a decade on the runway and appearing in countless editorials, Agyness Deyn has officially announced her retirement from the modeling world to pursue acting full time.
“I suppose I have stopped modeling officially,” the newlywed model told The Independent, after having gotten a taste of the Hollywood life with her big break in 2010 as Aphrodite in Clash of the Titans, and more recently, in this month’s Pusher remake.
As sad as we are to see her go, we can only imagine that this was a tough call for the former cover girl, who credits her Hollywood ambitions as starting with her modeling career.
“I enjoyed modeling. Oh god, I loved it, “exclaimed Agyness. “Being 18 years old, from Manchester, and suddenly having this new world to explore – being able to travel, meet all these different people, and immerse myself in all these different cultures – was just so much fun… I think it was about four years ago when my feelings were changing towards the industry. I didn’t hate it, but I was yearning to do something different. I was on a gradient. It was a gradual thing.”
Aggy is already off to a good start, having nabbed a leading role in the forthcoming Pusher sequel just days after its box office debut. And, if modeling 10 + years of modeling has taught Aggy anything, it’s how to work hard on the way to the top!
“I want to work hard, and I don’t expect to be given anything because I’ve had success in a different field,” said Agyness. “I’m doing this just like everybody else. I just want to keep on working and creating.”
Of course, Aggy won’t be alone out there in Hollywood land! The British beauty will now join a whole slew of other models-turned actresses including Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Lily Cole, and Gemma Ward— any chance of a joint film ladies?
Although we will miss Aggy’s top model days, we wish her all the best on the big screen!