Billie Eilish: ‘I still have huge issues with my body’

Billie Eilish has opened up about her body confidence struggles.The 18-year-old discussed her issues surrounding body image in a new interview with British GQ magazine and opened up about her battle to accept herself after a tumultuous few years. “I st…

Billie Eilish has opened up about her body confidence struggles.

The 18-year-old discussed her issues surrounding body image in a new interview with British GQ magazine and opened up about her battle to accept herself after a tumultuous few years.

“I still have huge issues with my own body,” the Bad Guy hitmaker explained. “Here’s a bomb for you: I have never felt desired. My past boyfriends never made me feel desired. None of them. And it’s a big thing in my life that I feel I have never been physically desired by somebody.”

She went on to reveal that while she prefers to dress in androgynous, baggy clothes, she now feels “trapped” by the persona she created in an effort to avoid being sexualised.

“Sometimes I dress like a boy. Sometimes I dress like a swaggy girl. And sometimes I feel trapped by this persona that I have created, because sometimes I think people view me not as a woman,” Billie shared.

The Grammy winner also discussed the video she created for her tour earlier this year, in which she can be seen stripping off layers of clothing to show off her body for the first time, along with a powerful voiceover in which she addresses body shaming.

“I felt very motivated to do it… First off, I am not stripping. The whole point is that I don’t strip all the way to my bra as it’s gone before you see it – it’s not yours to see… I definitely didn’t want it to come off as, ‘Oh, now I am 18 now I like my body,'” she explained.

“It is me saying: ‘Look, there is a body underneath these clothes and you don’t get to see it. Isn’t that a shame? But my body is mine and yours is yours.’ Our own bodies are kind of the only real things which are truly ours. I get to see it and get to show it when I want to.”

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Billie Eilish has ‘never felt comfortable’ dressing like other people

Billie Eilish has “never felt comfortable” dressing or looking like other people. The Bad Guy singer is known for her distinctive voice, green-tinged hair, and penchant for androgynous, oversized clothing.But in a new interview, Billie, who was homesc…

Billie Eilish has “never felt comfortable” dressing or looking like other people.

The Bad Guy singer is known for her distinctive voice, green-tinged hair, and penchant for androgynous, oversized clothing.

But in a new interview, Billie, who was homeschooled, admitted she didn’t always want her appearance to stand out from the crowd, and during one period when she was younger, she was so desperate to fit in with the school set that she opted for popular, trendy clothes.

“I went through a period of that, yeah, of wanting to be like everyone else, of wanting a locker,” the 18-year-old shared in a chat with British GQ magazine. “I would only go to so-called trendy shops and wear what was considered by some as trendy. It was a very uncomfortable year. Also, because I wasn’t rich, and a lot of my friends were rich, that was very hard to deal with. But that went away pretty fast; no idea why. Since then, I’ve never felt comfortable looking like other people.”

Elsewhere in the interview, the Bury a Friend hitmaker candidly shared that she has “never been physically desired by somebody” and now feels “trapped” by the persona she created in an effort to avoid being sexualised.

“Sometimes I dress like a boy. Sometimes I dress like a swaggy girl. And sometimes I feel trapped by this persona that I have created, because sometimes I think people view me not as a woman,” Billie commented of her baggy clothing style.

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Robert Pattinson ignoring The Batman training during lockdown

Robert Pattinson isn’t keeping up with his training for The Batman during lockdown. The Twilight actor was in the middle of filming his debut as Bruce Wayne/Batman in Matt Reeves’s The Batman when the coronavirus pandemic struck and production was shu…

Robert Pattinson isn’t keeping up with his training for The Batman during lockdown.

The Twilight actor was in the middle of filming his debut as Bruce Wayne/Batman in Matt Reeves’s The Batman when the coronavirus pandemic struck and production was shut down.

Pattinson had been working with a personal trainer, who the film studio hired to get him in superhero shape, and the trainer left him with a BOSU ball and a single weight and pleaded with him to continue using both while he self-isolates. However, he is currently ignoring her.

“I think if you’re working out all the time, you’re part of the problem,” the 34-year-old explained to GQ magazine. “You set a precedent. No one was doing this in the ’70s. Even James Dean – he wasn’t exactly ripped… Literally, I’m just barely doing anything.”

He added that when he was filming Twilight “the one time they told me to take my shirt off, I think they told me to put it back on again.”

Pattinson’s comments are in stark contrast to his co-star Zoe Kravitz, who plays Selina Kyle/Catwoman. She has been keeping up with her workout routine for The Batman five days a week during lockdown so she’s still in shape when production resumes.

Pattinson, who is usually based in Los Angeles, is currently isolating in London and living in an apartment that The Batman producers are renting for him.

And he also admitted going outside for exercise, which is currently permitted in England, scares him.

“I went for a run around the park today,” he added. “I’m so terrified of being, like, arrested. You’re allowed to run around here. But the terror I feel from it is quite extreme.”

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Emily Ratajkowski: ‘I capitalise off my image for survival’

Emily Ratajkowski has insisted she uses her sexy image for “survival” in the entertainment industry.The model/actress, who shot to fame back in 2012 after starring in Robin Thicke’s controversial music video for his hit song Blurred Lines, has discusse…

Emily Ratajkowski has insisted she uses her sexy image for “survival” in the entertainment industry.

The model/actress, who shot to fame back in 2012 after starring in Robin Thicke’s controversial music video for his hit song Blurred Lines, has discussed her career in an interview for British GQ magazine.

In the chat, Emily asserted that she’s worked hard to control her image because she didn’t expect to become famous.

“I think, for me, the way I use my image and as a model and capitalise off of it has been very much about survival, rather than a representation of who I am,” she told the publication. “Modelling was an amazing way to make money and gain stability; fame came with that and it was a bizarre thing. Fame wasn’t something I had really expected or really wanted – although deep down probably every 20-year-old girl wants to be famous a little bit.”

The Gone Girl star went on to explain that she has previously misjudged women in the public eye based on their appearance, including her hero Demi Moore.

“I realised I had made assumptions about Demi Moore too. I definitely wrote her off a little bit, as an actress, because she was so sexy, because she had that body. And I’m Em Rata, so that’s seriously ironic. It just goes to show how deeply internalised misogyny is,” the 28-year-old shared.

Elsewhere in the interview, Emily revealed that her upcoming book will about her becoming a “victim” of her own image.

“I’d say it’s like a memoir, but with added political thinking,” she added. “I’m trying to use my experience as a model and someone who has capitalised on their image and also someone who has been maybe a victim of their image.”

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Damian Lewis doesn’t want to play James Bond anymore

Damian Lewis no longer wants to portray British spy James Bond.The 49-year-old British actor has been linked to the role for a number of years, however, he’s happy to admit that it’s not a role he wants anymore. “If someone had asked me 10 years ago, t…

Damian Lewis no longer wants to portray British spy James Bond.

The 49-year-old British actor has been linked to the role for a number of years, however, he’s happy to admit that it’s not a role he wants anymore.

“If someone had asked me 10 years ago, that might have been a different matter,” Lewis told GQ magazine, adding that he doesn’t “want to play James Bond anymore.”

“But I don’t have that sort of ambition now. I don’t want to go travelling off around the world for eight months of the year and play one character for the next 10 years,” he continued, noting that he thinks he’s too old to take on the mantle of the iconic 007 agent.

“And I think I’d be the oldest new James Bond cast, maybe after Roger Moore. Or maybe even older than Roger Moore. So, you know, I don’t think it’s a problem. I don’t think it’s something I have to think about,” the Billions star added.

He was one of the many famous faces rumoured to be taking on James Bond once Daniel Craig stepped down from playing the MI6 agent, but Lewis doesn’t regret missing out, even though many believed he would be a perfect fit.

“Well, I think it was quite exciting five years ago, maybe, when there was a bit of press and suddenly I was – along with, I think, one other actor – the ‘favourite’ to be James Bond. But that’s not going to happen. That’s gone. That’s gone, without regret,” he candidly shared.

Craig will step down from the role following the upcoming instalment, No Time to Die, which is scheduled to hit cinemas in November.

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Kanye West views each of his clothing designs as an ‘art piece’

Kanye West views each and every one of his clothing designs as an “art piece”.The rapper went into partnership with designers at German sportswear giant Adidas to launch the first Yeezy line in 2015, with the brand soon building up a reputation for its…

Kanye West views each and every one of his clothing designs as an “art piece”.

The rapper went into partnership with designers at German sportswear giant Adidas to launch the first Yeezy line in 2015, with the brand soon building up a reputation for its Yeezy Boost sneakers and utilitarian apparel.

Speaking about his design process in a cover interview for the May 2020 issue of U.S. GQ magazine, Kanye insisted that he views himself as an artist.

“Every piece that I make, it’s not only something that I would wear – I would never make anything that you wouldn’t catch me in – they’re also art pieces,” he told the publication. “Everything I’ve ever done has been an art piece, because I’m an artist.”

Kanye, who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder last year, went on to note that he finds spending time in the studio to be “therapeutic”.

“I get to talk about a colour palette for one hour. A lot of people would have suggestions: ‘Go take a jog. Go get some fresh air.’ Colours are my fresh air,” the 42-year-old mused.

Elsewhere in the chat, Kanye revealed that he was working on couture pieces for Yeezy, though didn’t expand any further, and also shared that he has spent the past two years developing new products, including an anorak and more footwear.

“The anorak feels different. The Yeezy Slide feels different. The Foam Runner – you hadn’t seen that shoe before, either. And I like how all of these things now start to be spoken about as art pieces,” he added.

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Guy Pearce thought Memento was ‘gobbledegook’ after reading the script

Guy Pearce thought Memento sounded like “gobbledegook” after he read the script for the first time.The Australian actor starred in Christopher Nolan’s breakout 2000 psychological thriller as Leonard Shelby, a man who is trying to solve the mystery of…

Guy Pearce thought Memento sounded like “gobbledegook” after he read the script for the first time.

The Australian actor starred in Christopher Nolan’s breakout 2000 psychological thriller as Leonard Shelby, a man who is trying to solve the mystery of his wife’s murder while suffering from short-term memory loss.

His character uses Polaroid photographs and tattoos to keep track of his research, as his memory resets every 15 minutes, and Pearce told GQ magazine in a recent interview that he was baffled by Nolan’s script.

Despite admitting that Memento “felt like gobbledegook” as he could “sense that things were all over the place,” the 52-year-old began to understand the complexity of Leonard and his journey, which was the only thing that he needed “to latch onto in order to do (his) job.”

“The other stuff began to make sense the more as I worked with Chris Nolan and rehearsed with him,” he candidly shared. “Once it all made sense to me, I then had to put it all away and let it all go and just treat every scene as its own little thing because I wasn’t supposed to remember what had happened before and obviously had no clue what was coming afterwards.”

However, once he began to start filming the psychological thriller, Pearce felt it start to have an effect in his personal life.

“It made me question my own memory. I would look at a photo and would be thinking about a memory around it and then go, ‘Well I don’t know if that memory is really true at all.’ It really made me question my own memories, so thank you, Chris Nolan,” he laughed.

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Daniel Craig nearly quit as James Bond due to anxiety

Daniel Craig nearly quit as James Bond after making Spectre due to the toll the role takes on his physical and mental health.The British actor had to complete the last instalment in the espionage franchise in a knee brace due to an onset injury in 2015…

Daniel Craig nearly quit as James Bond after making Spectre due to the toll the role takes on his physical and mental health.

The British actor had to complete the last instalment in the espionage franchise in a knee brace due to an onset injury in 2015, and after finishing filming, commented in an interview that he had no desire to take on the role again.

However, Craig is set to return as Bond one final time in No Time to Die, and in a chat with GQ magazine, insisted he meant it when he hinted he’d quit.

“I was never going to do one again,” the 52-year-old explained. “I was like, ‘Is this work really genuinely worth this, to go through this, this whole thing?’ And I didn’t feel… I felt physically really low.

“So, the prospect of doing another movie was just, like, off the cards. And that’s why it has been five years.”

Revealing that preparing for the part harmed his mental health, Craig added: “With Bond, you don’t get the script, so the physicality of it is a preparation, in a way. It’s making my head go, ‘This is what it’s going to be.’

“I have suffered from (anxiety) in the past. I have suffered because it’s been like, ‘I can’t cope, I can’t deal with this.'”

No Time to Die, directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, was scheduled for release next month. Yet, producers have decided to postpone the debut until November due to the spread of coronavirus around the globe.

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Mark Wahlberg warned Post Malone against getting more face tattoos

Mark Wahlberg has warned Post Malone against getting any more face tattoos.The actor appears alongside the Circles hitmaker in upcoming movie Spenser Confidential, and the two built up a solid friendship during their time working together. During an ap…

Mark Wahlberg has warned Post Malone against getting any more face tattoos.

The actor appears alongside the Circles hitmaker in upcoming movie Spenser Confidential, and the two built up a solid friendship during their time working together.

During an appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden earlier this week, Mark revealed that he had talked with the 24-year-old about his extensive selection of inkings, but lamented that the rapper didn’t seem particularly moved by his words.

“Yes, I have (spoken to him), and you know what, he’s now since added more to his face,” he quipped.

Mark then explained how he tried to get his own tattoos removed before his role in 2010’s The Fighter. However, the process took much longer than he had anticipated.

“It took me five years to get the tattoos removed and it’s dreadfully painful,” the 48-year-old shared. “It’s like hot bacon grease getting flicked on you over and over and over again. I told Posty, it’s gonna be a lot of Bud Lights trying to get those things off you.”

When host James asked what Post’s response was, Mark added: “He says what every kid says, what I said when I got my tattoos. ‘Oh no, no, no, they all have meaning. I’m going to keep them forever.’

“But then you realise, I’m pushing 40, I’ve gotta do something about this.”

In a recent interview with GQ magazine, Post stated that his face tattoos are all part of his effort to make himself feel better about his looks.

“I’m a ugly-a*s motherf**ker… It does maybe come from a place of insecurity, to where I don’t like how I look, so I’m going to put something cool on there so I can look at myself and say, ‘You look cool, kid,’ and have a modicum of self-confidence, when it comes to my appearance,” he told the publication.

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Miuccia Prada named GQ’s Designer of the Year

Miuccia Prada has landed the top honour at GQ’s first-ever fashion awards.The 70-year-old has been named 2019 Designer of the Year of editors at the publication, and in an accompanying interview, she opened up about her passion to “free” men from tradi…

Miuccia Prada has landed the top honour at GQ’s first-ever fashion awards.

The 70-year-old has been named 2019 Designer of the Year of editors at the publication, and in an accompanying interview, she opened up about her passion to “free” men from traditional tailoring.

“Doing fashion with men, I thought that they never wanted to exaggerate. When it’s too much ‘fashion,’ it’s never right,” she explained, before adding that her contribution to men’s clothing has been “to make a little bit of fashion to free them, but not too much”.

Miuccia, who is known in the industry as Ms. Prada, also revealed that she takes a unique approach when designing and creating pieces for her menswear collections.

“I imagine myself as a man,” the designer stated. “Imagination in our job is everything.”

The businesswoman also touched on Prada’s recent collaboration with Adidas, despite her previously negative feelings towards teaming up with other brands for limited-edition capsule collections.

“Everybody asks us. But I always thought that those collaborations were just for selling,” she shared. “I wanted to find a much deeper reason. The truth is that we are seriously interested in doing things in a good way. My husband and I never wake up in the morning saying, ‘We will have to make money.'”

Her lengthy career in fashion is going from strength to strength, and Miuccia is determined to keep going so she can carry on transforming men’s fashion.

“(I want to) empower women and to make men more human. Or gentle,” she added.

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