(She also became a vocal Republican and Christian; her next role is in a movie called .] At the time, sexy Leia wasn't really a thing — like, there was no costume other than the white robe with her buns. I have a closet that my dad built me that holds almost everything that I have ever worn. The comments were, 'We don't know what the hell this is, it is a mess. ' Because of that, it made me very gun-shy to do anything sort of risqué, anything showing skin. You're like, "Oh my god, I screwed up, everyone is talking about this, this is so awful." I can't even imagine going to the Oscars as a nominee and feeling fabulous in a dress that makes you feel bigger than life, and then you get crushed by other people's opinions.I don't know if I will wear this one again, I think it's a little low. This was one of my first times going out to a Hollywood party, my stylist got me this beautiful [Vivienne Tam] dress. I am much more secure and confident in myself now that I don't care what other people say, but it is so funny how one moment can change the course of pretty much the rest of your life.She loves giving advice, loving on her kids, red lipstick and blonde hair dye.Courtney was born and raised in rural Kansas, but has since migrated south.There are a lot of amazing men that work on our show and we have a lot of amazing women in powerful positions on our show as well.” Benoist pointed to executive producers Jessica Queller and Sarah Schechter as women who have asserted themselves in leadership positions on the show, which is in its third season on the CW.“We’re all in the fight for equality and for a safer atmosphere in the working space,” she said.One of his buddies who was a rapper, Slim Kid Tre, had this ring in the bucket of quarters [we were going to use for the peep show], and I was like, "Oh my god, this is an awesome ring," and he was like, "You can have it" and I kept it and wore it forever. I had a great body, [but] the style back then was just looser; it was either almost bare naked, or super loose and baggy.
This was just my bad-girl phase of feeling on top of the world a little bit.
We were so young and didn't really dress for our shape.
It's like that scene with Ryan Gosling in You could tell I was crying in those pictures.
She now lives in Florida and writes beneath palm trees.
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