The most important thing you wear is your personality.— America Ferrera
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I was an open, smiley and gregarious child. I could make friends in 30 seconds wherever I went.
I struggled with being a Latino growing up in Los Angeles.
I felt very American. I still do. I went to 35 bar mitzvahs before I went to a single quinceanera. I could talk all day about my culture and what it means to me.
I think Hispanic women are beautiful with their curves.
I'm not sure who feels that way in Hollywood. I was never told to lose 50 pounds. If they think that they just don't bother with you. You just don't get the role and you never know why. That's still better than physically harming yourself and becoming unhealthy just to star in a movie.
It's so reassuring to have a woman heroine who triumphs with more than just what she has on the outside who has more to offer the world than just a pretty picture.
It would be impossible to be a woman in Western culture and not have your own issues about your image and what you look like.
When you finish a series like 'Ugly Betty,' there are so many voices around you telling you what you should be doing next and what would be good for your future, sometimes you can't hear yourself. I've gotten pretty good at tuning everyone else out. Now it's just me; what pleases me creatively.
I am trying to be guided by my passion.
Sometimes I worry more about losing weight than gaining weight, because this is how people know and accept me.
My parents were both Spanish-speakers and they used to speak to me and my siblings in Spanish and we'd answer them in English.
I just want to be in my sweats, walk my dog, watch TV and eat pizza.
You'd never catch me dancing on tables in public. I have no desire to be known for my personal life.
My siblings are my best friends.
I'm not going to miss wearing the braces very much.
As a child, I didn't know what I didn't have.
I'm thankful for the challenges early on in my life because now I have a perspective on the world and kind of know what's important.
Finding the one is not just a feeling, it's an educated guess.
I feel like I chose someone to share my life with who is my friend.
I'm not ashamed to say that I cried at an animation movie
Relationships take time and energy, and your job kind of sucks that all out of you. It takes an extra effort to stay present in a relationship when you are working kind of hours.
I really hate the duties of being a celebrity, like getting dressed up for the red carpet.
What I would say is that vows and rings don't change anything: the challenges are the same. Every day is just a conscious commitment to making the next day better.
I don't think running for office is anything I'm prepared for or could even prepare myself for.
I was young not too long ago, and I know the last thing you want is someone preaching to you.
Latino actors and actresses have had to struggle for decades, but when I came around with Real Women Have Curves, attitudes were starting to change. We screened the film all over the world - in Jewish communities, black communities, Greek communities, German communities - and people across the board said, "That's my family."
I'm okay if people don't know who I am, but if you remember my character that would be great.
What’s hard about being on the other side of the world is that sometimes the problem feels so big that changing one life doesn’t feel like enough. But it is.
What's kind of wonderful about being the voice in an animated film is you're a small part of an enormous production. And in a way, you get to remain a little bit objective.
I hope to be acting until I'm playing the role of Grandma, and I'd like to branch out in film - producing, directing, all of it. I'll sleep when no one wants to hire me!
Sometimes I worry more about losing weight than gaining weight, because this is how people know and accept me. I do feel like if I wanted to get in better shape, there might be a backlash of, Why isn't she comfortable with herself anymore? So I try to figure out what my own goals are.
There's not really a choice about, am I going to pursue a typical career? Because I'm not the typical standard, so that's not even an option.
I could have easily been too afraid to say 'yes' to Chicago, because it requires so much I haven't done before. If I am a flop at singing and dancing, maybe my love for it will carry me through.
To me, the tragedy about this whole image-obsessed society is that young girls get so caught up in just achieving that they forget to realize that they have so much more to offer the world.
Personally, I hate waiking the red carpet.
You are expected to conform to every single expectation. People will say, "Try as hard as you can not to sweat on the red carpet." Meanwhile you are super nervous, and there are tons of camera flashes, and people are screaming your name. It's not fun - not for me, at least!
You'll never see me at the launch of the new PlayStation or some club.
For me, the fun stuff is being able to get my mom tickets to 'Dancing With the Stars' - she loves Mario Lopez.
I realized how Latina I was, and then also, at the same time, how not Latina enough I was, because I'm born and raised in Los Angeles. I speak Spanish, but I don't speak perfect Spanish, not like a native speaker.
The first time I landed in New York and got a cab to my hotel, I was completely struck by it: a feeling of life and chaos, 24 hours around the clock, just like in London. And whatever your problem is, it's insignificant. You're just a small part of something very big.
Having the perfect body doesn't fix all your problems, or make you love yourself more. To me, it's all about being comfortable in your own skin.
As early as second grade I remember feeling really different and isolated.
I had the hugest crush on a boy, and my best friend had a crush on him, too. One day he said to me, 'I like your best friend more because she's paler and she has freckles.' And it was right then that I began to feel like, Oh wow, I'm different.
I'm the first one in line to go watch "Spider-Man," but there's definitely something in me that makes me want to go to a movie and see something that makes me feel good about life.
Am I Latin? Am I American? What the hell am I? I love my culture and I'm very proud of my culture.
How much time have I wasted on diets and what I look like? People are saying 'We love you and love what you do' and you're sitting there thinking 'I'm not skinny enough or pretty enough.' It's taken a lot of work to get over that.
When my mother was born on 14 April, he named her after a Latin American holiday, the Day of Americas, that nobody knew about. My due date also happened to be 14 April.
There are so many wonderful shows that come out through the year.
What makes some stick is an unknown factor, you know? It's gotta be the right show at the right time. Really, you've got to have magic elements line up. But I felt that this was going to be something that was really going to ring true to people.
I'll sleep when no one wants to hire me!
I just wanted to see every single musical I could.
The very first one I saw was 'Beauty and the Beast,' the only one I could get tickets for, and then 'Les Miserables' and then 'Chicago.'
I mean, I grew up in the Valley. All my friends were white Jewish kids. So the Latino kids thought I was this white girl.
If I learned anything from Betty coming into my life, it's to just be open to all the things that come along.
I was just so lucky with 'Real Women Have Curves.
' At that point, I would have done an insurance commercial. I would have done anything.
They say 15 million people are watching the show, but what does that mean, you know? It's not until I'm accosted on the street that I understand!
I work really long hours and work a lot and have done press tours and junkets, but there is nothing like a presidential campaign that I have experienced before...I think at one point we visited three different cities in one state in 12 hours. It's exhausting.
Nowadays I'd describe myself as earnest, terribly earnest.
I'm the person who wants everybody in the room to feel important and happy.