Reese Witherspoon thought she was ‘too fat and ugly’ for Hollywood

But, like, she’s GORGEOUS?!

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by Fiona Day |
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Leading up to this evening’s Academy Awards, best actress nominee Reese Witherspoon has revealed that she thought she was ‘too fat and ugly’ to become a Hollywood actress and even suffered panic attacks.

The 38-year-old told The Sun: “People may think I have this dream life, but for years I worried about my looks.

“I thought I was too short or not thin enough to be a Hollywood star.

“I was constantly being told, ‘No, not right, not tall enough, not pretty enough, not sexy enough’.

“I wasn’t allowed to audition for roles because they saw me as too cute and girlie.

“So I decided if I was to succeed I had to face facts. I could never be the sexiest, thinnest girl in Hollywood.”

Reese proved casting directors wrong and is now one of Hollywood’s most bankable stars.

The mum-of-three won the Best Actress Academy Award in 2005 for her portrayal of June Carter Cash in Walk The Line.

She is nominated this year for another Academy Award for her role in Wild.

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