Had I not made it big, my family would have told me to recheck my decision. Now that I am successful, there is no way. They have to accept it gracefully.
What’s so kind of beautiful about the whole thing was that everything that made me not right for all of those hundreds of commercial auditions that I went on and no one ever wanted me for is what made me perfectly right for ‘Real Women Have Curves’.
I am constantly struggling to show people that there is more to me than my appearance. You do have to try and overcome those hurdles. Female actresses need to be given the chance to be more than how they look.
When the Nobel award came my way, it also gave me an opportunity to do something immediate and practical about my old obsessions, including literacy, basic health care and gender equity, aimed specifically at India and Bangladesh.
My father used to always give me a basketball, a skate board, and a bike every Christmas. That’s all I wanted every year.
Well, it’s very easy for me to gain weight, but even though I tried not eating for a week when I was really young, I couldn’t do it any longer because I liked my food too much.
It’s sad, actually, because my anxiety keeps me from enjoying things as much as I should at this age.
The worst beauty advice that I have ever taken has been from people who have told me that sunscreen isn’t necessary. Not true!
Getting on a plane is hard for me, but I do it, because travel is vital to me.
I’m learning to deal with my loneliness because then nobody can muck me around any more.