Uma Thurman: Coffee Stop in NYC

Posted Monday August 20, 2012 3:05 PM GMT

Looking for a caffeinated boost, Uma Thurman stopped into 71 Irving Place Coffee & Tea Bar in New York City today (August 20).

The “Pulp Fiction” actress was joined by her son Levon as she had some breakfast after taking her newborn baby daughter for a doctor checkup.

In a recent interview, Uma shared that she had a hard time feeling confident as an actress at first, and it took her years before she felt comfortable as herself.

“I wish I had known at 18 that I would, one day, be treated as sensitive, with views of my own. When you are a young woman, it is so hard to get listened to. Was my height an issue? At nearly 6ft tall, with large feet, of course it was!”

Ms. Thurman continued, “I was no stunner. People see what they want to see, but when I was a kid I was quite ugly. I spent the first 14 years of my life sure that my looks were hideous. Then my face became big enough to carry my big nose and my cheekbones changed. That experience, in a silly way, taught me not to care.”

“It was very painful, as a kid, being told you are ugly all the time. Boys always liked other girls. I had mad crushes on boys at 14, which would last months. I learned that what was going to work for me was NOT looks. I just forgot about my looks. I just stopped thinking about it. I decided that I would not care. So when people started telling me I was beautiful I did not see any reason to believe them. I’ve learned the focus people put on looks ignores the way people really are,” she added.

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