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Mayim Bialik talks body shaming, cruel childhood and finding fame

11 May 2017 Entertainment News

Fourth Estate Staff

Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – Mayim Bialik just released her new book “Girling Up: How to Be Strong, Smart and Spectacular” and the “Big Bang Theory” actress talked about body shaming, her cruel childhood and finding fame.

Bialik, the actress who plays the role of Amy Farrah Fowler in the CBS show, shared she was teased a lot while growing up as she was a late bloomer. Bialik said she was very small for her age and developed late so she was teased a lot. Because of that, she cried a lot as she felt left out.

The actress found fame as a child actor when she starred as Blossom Russo in the 1990s dramedy called “Blossom.” She added in her book, “I was not interested in dating, and as I shared before, I had my first kiss when I was acting in a TV show when I was 14. I didn’t have my first real boyfriend until I was 17, and I never ‘casually’ dated. I never hooked up with guys at camp or at school; I have only had long-term relationships, and I believe very strongly in having one committed partner at a time.”

By 19, Bialik took a break from acting to finisher her education. She then earned her undergraduate degree in neuroscience and then got her PhD in neuroscience. Later, she returned to TV to play the role of Amy in “Big Bang Theory.”

Although she had a rough childhood and she was a late bloomer, she said that she is thankful because being a late bloomer turned out to be a good thing for her. She said that being a late bloomer saved her from a lot of drama and heartache. The 41-year-old added, “I used to feel ashamed that I was such a late bloomer, but now I embrace it and I get to experience a lot of beauty and joy and love in ways I never imagined I could when I was a shy, awkward girl.”

Bialik also talked about her book with Glamour magazine. She said that it is important for her to know about what people say about her. She said that she needs to know both the positive and negative comments.

As for body image, she said that she is very happy with who she is and how she looks. She shared, “I don’t feel shamed. I grew up with a very different standard of beauty and attractiveness, as did many women my age. It takes a lot of adjusting for some of us to get used to this notion that all of a sudden things women were teased for and hated for I’m now supposed to flaunt. It’s just not how my brain’s going to work, but I think both things can be OK.”

“Girling Up: How to Be Strong, Smart and Spectacular” is now on sale.


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