My mother was the worst kind of stage mother. She would make me and my younger sister and brother little duckling costumes and put us in kiddie shows.
In Los Angeles, I feel like the ugly duckling, like I'm from Venus or something.
On the one hand, I always get the young ingenue, pretty parts. But I don't think of myself that way because I was an ugly duckling when I was growing up. I have to be reminded when I play a part sometimes that I'm playing the pretty girl.
There are no makeovers in my books. The ugly duckling does not become a beautiful swan. She becomes a confident duck able to take charge of her own life and problems.
I don't have ugly ducklings turning into swans in my stories. I have ugly ducklings turn into confident ducks.
There are no ugly ducklings.
I was the ugly duckling until I reached puberty.
I was considered an ugly duckling.
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