Rosie Huntington-Whiteley: “I’m a lot shyer than people realize”

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley says she is shyer than people expect her to be.

“I’m a lot shyer than people realize, especially around people I don’t know,” she said. “It makes you really hold on to the special people. I’ve never felt comfortable in big social groups or going to crazy parties.

“I’ve always been able to see the difference between work and personal life. You won’t see me at one of those parties p****d out of my mind. I don’t try to take my career or myself too seriously, but it’s important to be responsible.

“I’ve always been aware that if a f**k up my career I have nothing to fall back on. Mt parents don’t have a ton of money, I left school at 16 — I don’t have many other options. This is what I wanted to do, and you have to survive. This is survival now.”