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Sienna Miller is contrite, topless in 'Esquire UK'

Why did Sienna Miller fall off Hollywood’s radar shortly after the 2009 release of G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra? The answer’s simple, according to Miller herself: “I sabotaged things,” she says. “I burnt a lot of bridges.”

There’s more blunt honesty where that came from in Miller’s big Esquire UK interview, the magazine’s latest cover story. (And yes, the article also includes a very tasteful, black-and-white topless photoshoot.)

In between a fair amount of purple prose (“[we] talked to each other, and at each other, and occasionally over each other about feminism and social media and the press and public morality and twerking, obviously…Some of this into my voice recorder, some of it into the wind”), Miller gives a lot of insight into her rocky career, which started to slump when her private life became more interesting than her professional life — and Miller freely admits that she’s got nobody to blame for that but herself. (Although according to interviewer Alex Bilmes, Miller does concede “that she certainly wouldn’t have been treated in this way were she a man.” Maybe there’s a Katherine Heigl comparison to be made here?)

The trouble began when 2004’s Alfie remake was released — and 22-year-old Miller suddenly skyrocketed to fame, due to her roles as both the film’s costar and Jude Law’s girlfriend. “I was really naive,” she recalls to Bilmes. “Not green as grass — I was by no means an innocent — but I had faith in the goodness of everyone. I was very open. And that led me into all sorts of situations that backfired.”

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