06/16/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Christy Turlington's Talks About 'No Woman, No Cry,' Not Thinking Of Herself As A Supermodel

Christy Turlington--now Christy Turlington Burns--talked to WWD about her documentary on prenatal care, called "No Woman, No Cry," which will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 24.

WWD: How do you think your status as a supermodel will affect the way this film is received?
C.T.B.: I don't really think of myself as a supermodel. I think my reputation and the things I've done in the time since I was in my early 20s has proven to people that I take issues seriously and I don't really spend time with people who might think otherwise. [But] sometimes people need an individual to help them into an issue, which is why I ultimately put myself in the film. Hopefully, my part eventually falls away.

Turlington is also enrolled at Columbia, pursuing a master's in public health. WWD asked her if any of her fellow classmates comment on her trading the catwalk for a desk chair:

C.T.B.: No. They are so much younger than I am and the supermodel time was such a long time ago, thank God. There aren't that many older students, so I may stand out in that way.