Orange Is the New Black Actress on Overcoming Body Issues: “I’m Not a Size Zero”
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Orange Is the New Black Actress on Overcoming Body Issues: “I’m Not a Size Zero”

Orange Is the New Black is known for portraying female characters who are outside the very-narrow Hollywood norm. Characters of all different ages, races, sexual orientations, and body types are given the spotlight in a way that is incredibly rare for TV. And it's a spotlight that sometimes means stripping down and getting raunchy. Can that be uncomfortable?

Dascha Polanco, who plays the lovable Daya Diaz, recently opened up to Latina magazine about what it was like to film her sex scenes (of which there have been quite a few!).

"[It was] a little intimidating because obviously — I’m not a size zero — so it was like, alright you’re going to have to accept it and do it."

Well, Dascha might not be a size zero, but she's absolutely stunning, so it's hard to imagine her being insecure. However, she admits that concerns over her body held her back from even pursuing a career in acting for a while.

Fortunately, she overcame that, and she says playing Daya has helped her focus less on her body. "I think that the acknowledgment from fans and people in the industry and concentrating on my work has kind of guided my thoughts to my talent as opposed to how I look," she explained to Latina. "It’s definitely helped me to love myself more."

You keep rocking you, Dascha!

Source: Latina, Bustle

08.20.2014 / 12:00 AM EDT by Rebecca Martin
Related: Orange is the New Black, Celebrity Beauty, News, TV Stars, Dascha Polanco

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