It’s hard to find a single female actor who doesn’t have a thing for a gorgeous car.
And if the actress who plays Kate Beckinsale on HBO’s “Beautiful Vehicles” is any indication, there’s plenty of love and affection to be found in the film industry.
But before the starlet makes the leap from acting to directing, the actress will have to overcome her past experiences with body shaming.
“I got a little bit of body shame when I was young, and I had some pretty big issues with that, and now that I’m older, I’ve got some more self-esteem issues,” she told Entertainment Weekly.
“That was definitely a big part of me growing up, and that’s definitely a thing that I’ve dealt with.”
Beckinsales first experience with body shame came when she was 17.
“The first time I ever thought of being fat was on my first day of kindergarten,” she said.
“And I was sitting on a toilet, and my mother came in and said, ‘I think you’re going to be fat next year.’
“When I was younger, my parents would say, ‘Look, you can’t have that body because it’s too fat.’ “
And they’d say things like, you’re too fat because you’re a woman, or you’re not beautiful enough. “
When I was younger, my parents would say, ‘Look, you can’t have that body because it’s too fat.’
As Beckinsales first director, she faced more pressure than usual. “
As an actor, I feel like I was always really afraid of being judged, but I also realized that I could be a better person because I had more self respect, I was more accepting, I could look my best.”
As Beckinsales first director, she faced more pressure than usual.
She said she wasn’t used to making films with actors.
“It was like it was all my own.
I didn’t know how to approach it, so I just did it the way I always did, which was, ‘You know what?
I’ll work with you if you can do the scene and I’ll do the rest.'”
When Beckins said she was able to make “Beauty Vehicles,” she knew she wanted to do something that would reflect on the industry.
“They’re really important to me, and it was like being in a movie club with them and seeing them interact with each other, and just seeing them in person, and seeing how they interact with other actors, and meeting their fans and their fans, and what it’s like for them to be in front of a camera and interact with a camera,” she explained.
This is what my life looks like, this feels so personal to me. “
If you’re like, Oh my God, this is going to blow my mind.
This is what my life looks like, this feels so personal to me.
And it’s also a different experience than the ones I’ve had with other people.
I don’t know if that’s a good thing, but at least for me, I wanted to be able to do that for them.”
Beckinsales said she doesn’t want to take any chances when it comes to her body.
“There’s a lot of actors who are really, really good, and there’s a few who are so bad that I don, you know, I just want to put a condom on and get it over with,” she shared.
“To me, the most important thing is that you’re able to find your own path and your own strength and your strength to go out there and take it. “
“Even if you are a really talented actor, even if you have a great career and have great roles, if you don´t feel comfortable and don´ve feel like you can make it, then you’re doing it wrong.””
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Even if you are a really talented actor, even if you have a great career and have great roles, if you don´t feel comfortable and don´ve feel like you can make it, then you’re doing it wrong.”
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