"If I hadn't been a model, I couldn't have become a movie actress," said Kurylenko.
"With modelling, you provide an image that is fake. With acting you have to provide an image that's real.
"Hollywood always represents this big dream and fairy tale in people's minds, but to me, it's just hard work. Of course, we play fairy tale on the red carpet. It's all 'Cinderella'. But when the clock strikes midnight, I turn into a gray mouse and I go home, and I take my dress off and it's over.
"My life is not that glamorous. I actually live a pretty simple life, really. I just work. I don't have time to do all these glamorous things. I just do my thing, just work.