Right now, you probably only know Leighanne Wallace as the lucky bride of BSB cutie Brian Littrell. That's right; the two tied the knot in a gorgeous candlelit ceremony in Altanta, GA on September 2nd! Here's your chance to finally get to know a bit more about the woman behind the myth. Leighanne will be starring in an upcoming flick called Olive Juice, and she's been a busy bee lately trying to juggle her budding acting career with her relationship with Brian. Read on to learn more about the woman who stole Bri's heart- you'll probably learn to like her!
Teen Beat: Tell us a little about Olive Juice. What kind of character do you play? What's the movie about?
Leighanne Wallace: It's a romantic comedy. I'm a pretty conservative character, the girl-next-door type. I'm a business woman; I work at a newspaper doing graphic design. My mom lives in Orlando and she's sick, so I'm coming down to see her and I'm trying to plan a wedding, ironically, and my fiance turns into a louse and I end up falling in love with someone else. It's a cute little flick.
Teen Beat: From your point of view, what has the fans' response been like since you and Brian announced your engagement?
Leighanne: Surprisingly, really good. I've got a website for Olive Juice, and you can actually write to me on it. I would say that 98% of the e-mails have been really positive. They've all be congratulating. Two are bad, but you're always going to have your bad apples. It's real surprising because I thought the girls were going to get mad, and at first they did, but they've been really great. Now they're asking my questions like, "How did you become an actress?" because a lot of them are into that.
Teen Beat: How did you know Brian was the one?
Leighanne: The day we met, I fought it the whole day because I was thinking, "No, I can't fall in love, this is not right." You know when you meet somebody you feel like you've known all your life? Just his humor, his smile, his eyes, and he had just a great heart and he's a family guy. That's basically what I've always looked for.
Teen Beat: It must have been difficult to maintain a relationhip when he was out on the road and you were doing you thing. What advice would you give to people in a long-distance relationship to keep it strong?
Leighanne: I would say communication. I guess another thing is to trust each other. If you're going to be in it, be in it all the way. All we had was the telephone- that was our dates, everything. So if we didn't maintain a good relationship over the phone, there was no way. Also, [you need] a lot of understanding.
Teen Beat: What's your relationship like with the rest of the Backstreet guys?
Leighanne: Everybody gets along pretty well. I guess I'm closest to Nick and AJ because Brian is. I don't see them as much, except when we're on tour. They want to take a break when they're off. If you see somebody all the time, you get away a little bit and do your own thing.
Teen Beat: Where do you see yourself in the next five years?
Leighanne: Hopefully, through another movie or two. I'd love to produce and direct. I'd love for Brian and me to be able to do a project together, whether it is in music or movies. I don't want to work him to death! I'll wait until he finishes his album. It's going to be a great album. It seems like it's been a long time, but it's really not. I want to be happy, even though it's taken a long time. I've been an actor ever since I can remember and I know if I blow up, everyone will say I'm an overnight sensation, ven though I've been doing this for 10 years. I think I've worked for everything I've gotten. My number one goal in life was just to be happy, and I think I'm there. It's just a good feeling.