Julianne Hough attends “Grease: Live” FYC Event held at Paramount Pictures Studios on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Julianne Hough is known for her fit physique, but the “Dancing with the Stars” alum is not always his body confidence.
The newlywed told Redbook Magazine for its upcoming January issue that early in her career she “did a movie where I was actually told that I was fat every day, but I was the skinniest I’ve ever been to.”
Hough said that she had previously struggled with self-confidence.
“I was extremely self-acceptance of growing up, then something changed in high school. I would compare myself to everyone…”
The comments on the movie set ablaze, but Hough brushed the comments aside and found a way to stop the negative self-talk.
“Now, as I am self-confident, I do something completely crazy or weird to be out of my own head — something fun that reminds me of the freedom I felt as a child for everything that had happened,” said Hough.
Hough is currently filming for the upcoming flick “Larger,” in which she plays the bodybuilding and fitness guru Betty Weider. She said that she changes her body by gaining weight for the role.
“…I was FaceTiming with [spouse Brooks Laich] this morning, and I was like, ‘Look. My ass is bigger, my breasts are bigger, my waist is smaller.’ It is kind of fun!” she told Redbook.
She said that she was also in the middle of a career shift following her July wedding.
“I am in this new chapter of the shift of my career, where I can focus on the acting,” she told him. “So it’s scary, but I have so much security in my relationship that I actually feel like I’m 18 years old, fresh and eager, but with knowledge.”
Hough, who has previously spoken about having endometriosis, told the magazine is the “super-empowerment” to hear from other women, because she opened up about her health battle.
She said that the fear that they experienced as they began a new chapter of her career is also his strength.
“I always say that without fear, you can’t have courage. And without courage, you can’t take risks and have success,” she said. “It is very stimulating and satisfying when you actually do something that scares the s— out of you.”