Actress and dancer Julianne Hough was body shamed while doing a film.
The 29-year-old “Dancing with the Stars” star told Redbook that her self-esteem went downhill after she was insulted about her weight repeatedly.
“I did a film where I basically was told I was fat every day, yet I was the skinniest I’d ever been,” Hough told the magazine.
She explained that she had been proud of her body confidence when she was growing up, but “something switched” in middle school and progressively got worse when she entered show business.
But the feelings didn’t last for long.
Hough later learned how to pick herself back up and now has tricks to feel better about her body when she’s feeling down.
“Now, when I’m self-conscious, I’ll do something completely crazy or goofy to get out of my own head — something fun that reminds me of the freedom I felt as a kid before all that happened,” she told Redbook.
The actress spoke about body image as she continues to work out in an attempt to change her shape for her upcoming role as fitness pioneer Betty Weider in the film, “Bigger.”
“Women in that era had bigger hips and bigger busts. I don’t naturally have that hourglass shape — I’m more elongated and square, to be honest,” she said.
Hough, who has starred on “DWTS” since 2005 and won the competition twice, recently married hockey player Brooks Laich earlier this year.
She was previously dating Ryan Seacrest.
Hough faced criticism that she was body shaming “DWTS” contestant Amber Rose in September 2016 when Rose said her body made Hough feel “uncomfortable.”
“You know, all the beautiful professional dancers that are on ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ I mean they dress very sexy and they do splits and they grind up on these guys and they look absolutely stunning and they get a standing ovation,” Rose said. “And for me, and my body, my hips, my a–, my breasts, made her [Hough] uncomfortable.”