Jessica Biel: "Being Engaged Is Absolutely Amazing"

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The 'Total Recall' star dishes on her impending nuptials, killer bod, fear of aging and more.

There's a lot of sparkle at the Four Seasons Hotel, and for once, it has nothing to do with the crystal or the lighting. It's Jessica Biel, who redefines the idea of being a glowing bride. Her Oscar de la Renta dress is the color of shimmering gold and it's embellished with hundreds of sparking beads.

Just a little frock for a Saturday morning interview. 

The jewels that go with it include bangle bracelets and one big, honking diamond engagement ring from Justin Timberlake.

I sat down with Jessica to talk marriage with Justin Timberlake, turning 30 and her new film currently in theaters, Total Recall. Check out our interview below:

Okay, first things first: what have you done to prepare for the wedding?
Almost nothing! I'm just enjoying being engaged.

So, you're not one of those brides who gets engaged and goes into full wedding mode?
I do feel like there is a lot of time and nothing needs to be rushed. Everyone tells me that being engaged is the really special moment. Not that it gets bad when you get married! But being engaged is just absolutely amazing. You're in this romantic, ahhhhh, breathless moment that I'm just trying to extend as long as possible. Jessica Biel Had "No Say Whatsoever" On Her Huge Engagement Bling

How do you feel about being engaged to Justin?
It's a new stage and a new moment in my life. I'm moving forward. It feels quite inspiring, fun and positive.

You've also just turned 30. Was that an easy birthday or did you pause for a moment?
Just to be brutally honest, I think I'm definitely afraid of the aging process. Aging is a scary thing, especially when you're a woman and dealing with everything that comes with it. When I turned 30, I thought, "Oh yeah, I'm going to die."

Die?!
At some point! It has come into my mind lately although I've never really been afraid of death. The truth is I wasn't really freaking out turning 30. I never had a complete wig out moment. Honestly, I have never felt more youthful and more curious about life.

Both you and Justin have such busy lives and careers. How do you juggle it all?
I've been working a lot to find the best balance between work and life. I'm trying to even it out a bit. As I get older, I find a greater sense of self-confidence. I've learned it's fine to not try to be anything else but myself.

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