From a superstar model to one of television’s most fashionable actors, Molly Sims is living it up. Her hit TV show Las Vegas, her busy modeling career and star turns with some of filmdom’s leading men keep her busy and on her toes. Here, in an exclusive to us, we get up close and stylish with the very fortunate Molly Sims.
There’s something in the way she moves. Literally. Starring on NBC’s bona fide television success Las Vegas since 2003, Molly Sims has slinked through casinos and graced the hottest clubs as the super chicDelinda Deline, working at the fictional Montecito Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas. With co-stars Tom Selleck, Josh Duhamel, and a bevy of other gifted talents, her role is that of a queen bee in a hive buzzing with gambling power. “Delinda’s been a fun girl to play over five years—reading those lines from the scripts and being that girl,” Sims shares. “She’s changed from being the manipulative bratty daughter of the boss who wanted to get back at her father,” Sims reveals. “She develops a close relationship with him because she sees what he’s accomplished with the hotel,” she explains her character’s evolution. “It’s been an amazing rollercoaster. Josh [Duhamel] says it’s like the little train that couldn’t, but did. We celebrated our 100th episode, and to think that Gary Scott Thompson, the show’s creator, took soap actors and models and bet it would be a hit is amazing.” She’s on a show about luck and her booming career attests to her own good fortune these days. Call her lucky…as long as you call her talented, too.
Because of the transitory nature of that wildly unpredictable desert city in which all the action takes place, the plotlines and characters have had an endless parade of guest stars such as Dean Cain, Cheryl Ladd, Laura Flynn Boyle, Jon Lovitz, Sylvester Stallone and even the all-girl singing and dancing sensation, The Pussycat Dolls. Yes, there’s always trouble in Sin City as Sims and her co-stars look for cheaters, host famous guests and, as mayhem usually ensures, take personal care of those who win too much. Sims, like most actors who make it big, is amazed at the success and longevity of the show. “If you would've told me back then that I'd be here five years later, I would've said, ‘You're crazy.’” But, she does have an inkling as to the show’s popularity, “We have the best dysfunctional family—we’re passionate, we laugh, and we joke around,’’ muses Sims about the working environment of her series. Of seasoned actor Tom Selleck she notes, “Tom is so great and he adds a different element to the show. Nothing will replace Jimmy Caan, who was there before him.” Selleck’s reputation preceded him on set, “He is Magnum, after all, and we were all a little bit nervous in the beginning because he is such a television icon. It’s been great to not expect what he‘s going to do.” She adds, “Chemistry with co-stars is something you can’t make up, and we all have it on the show.”