“Godzilla vs. Kong” Star Eiza González on Bouncing Back & Being Bolder Than Ever for Shape Magazine

Posted on April 12, 2021

Star of the highly anticipated blockbuster ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Eiza González is gracing the cover of SHAPE’s May issue. The actress known for roles in ‘I Care a Lot’ and ‘Baby Driver’ opens up on discovering her true power, facing life’s plot twists, and strengthening her self-confidence.

 

 

 

  • On her new relationship with her body and paparazzi photos: “Maybe four years ago, I went on a trip with my then boyfriend and got photographed by paparazzi at the beach. You could see cellulite on my leg in the photos, and I was so embarrassed. Now I feel so sexy when I see my cellulite or my butt—that it’s big, with little dimples. I feel so sexy just having a jiggle, or when I sit and my legs create that little fat on the side of my hip. I really do. I feel like a woman, I can move my body, and it makes me feel really empowered, something that I never would have felt in my 20s.”

 

  • On breaking her collarbone on set and the emotional scars that followed: “Not a lot of people know this, but it really changed the trajectory of my professional life,” she says of being sidelined for three months after a film-set injury and missing out on big projects she had lined up. “They changed other people’s careers. It was really hard to watch. There was a lot of internal work that I had to do to not fall apart.”

 

  • On growing into a new age of self-love: “I’m getting to that age where I feel confident: This girl I see in the mirror is who I am, and I’ve just got to love her. I don’t want to judge her. I want to give my body this message consistently that I’m grateful for it so that it keeps itself healthy. Especially in the middle of a pandemic, we realize that our bodies are doing so much to keep us alive. We’ve got to be grateful to them.”

 

  • On playing powerful, badass female parts: “I’m representing a cool role as a power woman that has nothing to do with my ethnicity. It’s a great display of what the future should be for diverse women like me.”

 

 

The May issue of Shape magazine will be available for sale April 16th.
[Photo Credit: Thomas Whiteside for Shape Magazine]

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