On beauty and body image:
‘It’s just so ingrained in us, the idea that we should take up the right amount of space, literally and figuratively. I’ve wrestled with this my whole life, as just a person in the world and as somebody who make images. Being comfortable with how she looks while also striving to look her best had been part of the issue. It’s OK to want to look and feel your best. It’s OK to work at being attractive, whatever that means to you. And it’s also OK to not expect to be defined by that. It’s OK to be powerful in every way: to be big, to take up space. To breathe and to thrive.’
On vanity and insecurities:
‘I’m very vain about my performance. I want to give as honest a performance as I can. But I’m not so worried about being regarded as beautiful when I’m playing a character. I have plenty of vanity in my life. I want to look pretty in the world. But I can be this bottomless pit. I now some of the most beautiful women on the planet-unequivocally, objectively friggin’ gorgeous- and they are rife with insecurity and self doubt, and you just think, ”Well how can that be?” I’m attractive enough. I can do the work I want to do. I’ve found a wonderful man who wants to make out with me. I’m good.’
… says 36 year-old Claire.
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