Bosworth’s performance as aspiring pro-surfer Anne Marie was her breakout role, with the actress going on to land leading parts in Win a Date With Tad Hamilton!, Beyond the Sea (as real-life singer Sandra Dee), and Superman Returns (as fictional journalist Lois Lane).
The 38-year-old later pivoted to smaller projects, starring in a string of indie films, including Straw Dogs, Still Alice, Before I Wake, and The Domestics.
In a 2019 Instagram post, Bosworth opened up about her intense training for the film, writing, “I often get comments about my body in Blue Crush, that result came from an intense, high impact but short-lived body build. Do you know I trained 7 hours a day?”
But she’d still be down to do a sequel, teasing during video chat with her co-stars last year, “I’ll put my life on the line again. I don’t mind.”
Bosworth married Michael Polish, a film director she met while working on 2011’s Big Sur, in a country-style wedding in Montana in August 2013. The couple announced they were separating in August, though they shared their intention to remain in each other’s lives in their joint statement.
“In the process of letting go, we have come to acknowledge that our love will never end,” the couple wrote on Instagram. “The connection does not simply disappear. The love deepens, the heart expands…We laugh as we plan for our next movie together and are excited to share our latest collaboration.”