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]