Florence Pugh: ‘Nude scenes helped boost my confidence’

Florence Pugh loved her nude scenes in 2016 film Lady Macbeth as they left “no room for me to feel insecure”.The actress reflected on her breakout role during a recent interview for Britain’s ES Magazine and admitted the part “changed everything” for h…

Florence Pugh loved her nude scenes in 2016 film Lady Macbeth as they left “no room for me to feel insecure”.

The actress reflected on her breakout role during a recent interview for Britain’s ES Magazine and admitted the part “changed everything” for her.

“I loved the fact she was naked all the time,” she said. “At that point in my life, I had been made to feel s**t about what I looked like and that film was perfect, there was no room for me to feel insecure.”

Florence went on to urge young actresses not to give into Hollywood’s demands and instead stay true to themselves in their attempts to make it big.

“When you go out there (Los Angeles) as a baby-face, fresh thing who is eager to please, they will make you into whatever they need to make you sell, essentially,” the 23-year-old commented. “You need to know exactly what you are representing when you go into meetings so if someone says, ‘That’s really cool you don’t pluck your eyebrows,’ that you don’t f**king, like, die and whimper.

“No, I don’t want you to cut my hair. No, I don’t want you to wax my upper lip. I have a face and hair grows out of it. Please leave me alone.”

And the Midsommar star, who is reportedly dating Scrubs star Zach Braff, said it was working on the U.S. pilot Studio City with Heather Graham and Eric McCormack in 2015 that made her never want to work in Hollywood again.

“I went from being on this little feature where women were praised for looking the way they were and not knowing or caring about our best angles. Suddenly everything I was – my looks, who I am as a person – was getting ripped apart,” she fired.

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Emily Ratajkowski has ‘complicated relationship’ with sex symbol status

Emily Ratajkowski has admitted she has a “complicated relationship” with her sex symbol status.The model/actress is an advocate for body positivity and empowering women to love their bodies, and regularly posts nearly nude snaps of herself on Instagram…

Emily Ratajkowski has admitted she has a “complicated relationship” with her sex symbol status.

The model/actress is an advocate for body positivity and empowering women to love their bodies, and regularly posts nearly nude snaps of herself on Instagram.

Emily opened up about her complex feelings on the topic during a recent interview with Ashley Graham for her podcast Pretty Big Deal, and revealed she wants people to see past her good looks.

When asked by fellow model Ashley if she’s ever used sexiness as a superpower, or ever felt like it hurt her, she replied: “Both.”

“I think that I have a really complicated relationship to being sexy. I think that I have definitely found incredible power in it – just for myself. Like being empowered for myself. I’m not talking about power in like how much money I made or my career. I mean, like, in feeling good and powerful in my body. I’ve definitely been able to do that,” the 28-year-old continued. “I also think there’s another side of me that’s like every woman, where it’s like I’m so much more than just that.”

Ashley sympathised and said she could “relate to “being put in this box”.

“When you’re put in a box in fashion, you stay in that box and it’s hard to put us in an editorial light or a business light,” she added.

Emily has previously spoken out about how her looks have affected the roles she’s offered in Hollywood and vented her frustration at often not even being considered for serious characters.

“If you’re a sexy actress it’s hard to get serious roles. You get offered the same thing that they’ve seen you in. People are like sheep and they’re like ‘Oh, that’s what she does well,'” she told ES Magazine in 2016.

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Billy Porter: ‘No one can tell me what to wear’

Billy Porter has never let anybody stop him from wearing what he wants. The Pose actor has become something of a red carpet sensation this year, hitting headlines for wearing dresses to glitzy events such as the Oscars and Tony Awards. While Billy ma…

Billy Porter has never let anybody stop him from wearing what he wants.

The Pose actor has become something of a red carpet sensation this year, hitting headlines for wearing dresses to glitzy events such as the Oscars and Tony Awards.

While Billy may have become known for his daring and unique style recently, he has now insisted that he has always been into fashion and unafraid of wearing bold outfits, no matter what anybody thinks.

“I’ve always had a fashion thing,” he told ES magazine. “I’ve always loved fashion; I grew up in the black church and the black church is a fashion show. I never let anybody deter me from the things I wanted to wear.”

The Tony Award-winning actor, who starred in Broadway musical Kinky Boots when it opened in 2013, credits his grandmother and great aunt with giving him advice which inspired how he dresses.

“My grandmother and my great aunt taught me to dress for the job you want, not the one you have,” the 49-year-old recalled. “I remember getting Kinky Boots, and I decided to go ‘geek chic,’ I was calling my look… People literally thought I was crazy. It was like, I have a job I want, it’s beyond this, I gotta show up for that.”

Revealing the next gig he was dressing for, Billy said, “I got that job I wanted by the way. Which is being a fashion icon, darling!”

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter in June, his stylist Sam Ratelle revealed that they are now being “hounded” by designers who have refused to send the star clothes in the past.

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