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Matlida star Mara Wilson 'felt ashamed to be sexualised' as a child actress

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Mara Wilson has opened up about how she felt "ashamed" when her image was sexualised as a teenage actress. The 33-year-old star of Matilda was only 10 when she starred in the popular movie and was thrust into the spotlight.

She said that as she went through her teenage years, there were those that sexualised her image and she "hated it". Writing an op-ed in the New York Times, Mara said she made "intentional" efforts to avoid the push to make her appealing to adults but it was became increasingly more difficult.

Mara wrote: "I saw many teenage actresses and singers embracing sexuality as a rite of passage, appearing on the covers of lad mags or in provocative music videos. "That was never going to be me, I decided.

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