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Bridgette Wilson-Sampras

Nov. 11, 2002
Nov. 11, 2002

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Nov. 11, 2002

Bridgette Wilson-Sampras

By Bridgette Wilson-Sampras; Richard Deltsch Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Richard Deltsch

Though she's eight months pregnant, the 29year-old actress and
wife of tennis star Pete Sampras is still quick on her feet. Her
latest film, Extreme Ops, opens on Nov. 27.

This is an article from the Nov. 11, 2002 issue Original Layout

SI: If you have a boy, would you consider naming him Andre or
Lleyton?

Wilson-Sampras: No.

SI: You play an Olympic gold medal skier in Extreme Ops. How good
a skier are you?

Wilson-Sampras: Should I be truthful? I've only skied a couple of
times in my life. Any skier would say I stink.

SI: You performed your own stunts in Mortal Kombat. How many
stunts did you perform for this movie?

Wilson-Sampras: I did some stuff, but all the beautiful, wide
skiing shots you see are not me. Sometimes it's a man in a ski
suit and a blond wig who looks just enough like me.

SI: In real life could J-Lo really steal Matthew McConaughey from
you as she did in The Wedding Planner?

Wilson-Sampras: [Laughs.] I'll take the Fifth on that.

SI: In 1999 Pete called you, having never met you. What did he
say that persuaded you to go out with him?

Wilson-Sampras: He actually left a message the first time. He was
just so sweet and humble, and it was such a cute message, I was
like, O.K., I'll call him.

SI: What does your heart say about Pete's playing next year?

Wilson-Sampras: I'm mixed because it's all in his court. The
great thing about it is he's in a position where he can do
whatever he wants to do. If he wants to continue to play and
enjoys it, a lot of the pressure is off. If he doesn't want to
play, he doesn't have to.

SI: Would you rather he play or stay home and be Mr. Mom?

Wilson-Sampras: He'll be a little of Mr. Mom if he's on the road
or not. I told him, "Wait and make your decision once little
Pee-Wee comes. Middle of the night wake-ups and feedings might
make you go, 'I really need to go play tennis.'"

SI: Finally, would you ever have Andre and Steffi Agassi over for
some lunch and a game of doubles?

Wilson-Sampras: If it's Andre and [their infant son], Jaden,
against me and Pete, I just might consider it. --R.D.

For more from Wilson-Sampras, go to cnnsi.com/scorecard.

COLOR PHOTO: LESTER COHEN/WIRE IMAGE.COM (WILSON-SAMPRAS) "Pete will be a Mr. Mom"